UPDATED: Mandela Memorial’s sign language fraudster Thamsanqa Jantjie – an insane murderer? (with videos)

The fallout around the fake sign language interpreter at the Nelson Mandela Memorial service continues to grow. Suddenly the world has stopped laughing about it (although not everyone – see the video right at the bottom). Those with long memories will remember the last known insane individual to slip through SA’s security system was Parliamentary … Read more

Battle for Adcock UPDATED: CFR statement hints at all-cash option after “kingmaker” PIC rejects revised offer

Ever since family-owned Chilean group CFR expressed interest in acquiring underperforming SA group Adcock Ingram, some leading shareholders urged it to put a cash-only offer on the table.  With hindsight, had the Weinstein family done so a month back, they would now be preparing to taking their Adcock “bride” home. Instead, over the weekend the … Read more

Adcock Ingram vote going down to the wire; The ten most popular reads of the past week

Hi there, Just after Biznews.com launched, mining entrepreneur Bernard Swanepoel wrote us a piece lamenting how hostile takeovers are so difficult under South African law. Swanepoel, of course, spoke from experience. He was Harmony’s CEO when it launched that hostile bid for Goldfields Limited – but failed because of a system that allowed Goldfields to drag things … Read more