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Memories of Mildenhall shooting, Noseweek’s rival, reignited via Agliotti biography

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Like anything that’s hidden, many rational beings are fascinated by the economics of crime. But even when the objective is to learn, the truth can be hard to digest. Especially when perpetrators walk free. As is the case with the subject of the latest book on the subject, crime boss Glenn Agliotti.

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Cigar butt or a Havana? Stay out until Kaplan again calls “Buy Gijimia”

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 Gijima founder and chairman Robert Gumede is a real charmer. He showed that again after my late morning call yesterday. I rang to follow up on a shock SENS announcement that his closest business associate, Carlos Ferreira, had left the building. Within a few minutes Gumede had rounded up his company’s interim CEO, cleared their diaries, jumped in his car and sped through from Pretoria to join me in Sandton for CNBC Power Lunch.

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Surfer chairman of WBHO: construction has cleaned up its act, ready to build

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WBHO chairman Mike Wylie is not your average corporate executive. He has been with the company 38 years, lives modestly and eschews Plett and Cape Town to holiday annually in lower profile St Francis Bay. Even at 62, he prefers surfing to wining and dining; and his idea of an ideal night out is a movie with wife Wendy. Wylie loves building things and believes his firm does it damn well. But right now he’s in the crosshairs of an angry nation.

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Micel Schnehage scoops the most deserving journalism award. Ever.

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Little provides more pleasure than witnessing the flourishing of those once mentored. Over the years I’ve enjoyed great joy watching the progress of many whom I helped guide during their early years in financial journalism. But few public accolades struck as delighted a chord as seeing former Moneyweb colleague Micel Schenhage honoured this week as 2013 Property News Journalist of the Year. Hers is a really special achievement.

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Berkshire Hathaway AGM 2013 – Tweeting the Warren and Charlie Show as it happened

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Much as we Tweeples like to believe otherwise, not everyone’s yet converted to Twitter. So for those who missed my live Tweeting from the Berkshire Hathaway AGM in Omaha, all the postings are together in this and the next piece. They give a great overview of what the 30 000 of us heard from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger on Saturday.

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