Robert harold lundie jock strachan 1 december 19257 february 2020 was a white south african writer and antiapartheid activist. Martin welz i was two years old when the earthquake of 1969 shook mother earth beneath me with such a force it woke me in my cot. Determined to expose the truth, welz offered the story for free to an independent magazine, which published it that friday. Three executives of independent newspapers are suing noseweek editor martin welz and his publishers following a wrongful and defamatory article in its issue last month. It all began with two tweets that noseweek editor martin welz posted to announce the arrival of the magazines december issue then jacques pauw, one of the journalists mentioned in the punted noseweek article, immediately responded on twitter, launching a twitter war twar that had thousands of tweeps on the edge of their seats. Oct 31, 2012 martin welz, the editor of noseweek, recently published a cover story on the phenomenon of chinese shopkeepers in south africa. The upside of democracy is that every citizen has the right of access to information, the right to express, exchange and debate different points of view and, finally, to a vote.
Noseweek editor martin welz and journalist jacques pauw have two. Only martin welz, the editor of noseweek, a secular news publication consistently reported on the case, seeking justice for the victim and his mother. Among the ideas kebble entertained was to launch a competitor to martin welz s investigative magazine noseweek. Ive been down that road and until we strengthen our family of uncensored and have lawyers that can represent us, we have to be cautious. Noseweek editor sued for r1 million for defamation by top. Actions by sars rogue unit were unlawful says noseweeks. Sergeant an awardwinning journalist authored a book called the assault on the rand. Speaking to bongani bingwa, noseweek editor martin welz says the question of whether there was a rogue unit or not is an open debate. Veteran journalists in messy twar over sars story the. Martin welz of noseweek magazine used leaked documents to show that kebble had never paid taxes, and raised questions about why the receiver of. Klatzow will be in conversation with the editor of noseweek, martin welz. And if he wasnt up for the job, kebble asked, how about a no string attached monthly consultancy fee for the occasional chat. Welz called for letters to the editor to contain real names. The giannacopoulos family, owners of 44 spar stores, have faced robberies, death threats and extortion.
Tafelberg and the book lounge invite you to the launch of poor white by edwardjohn bottomley on tuesday 23 october at 6pm, martin welz, editor of noseweek, will be in conversation with bottomley at the book lounge see you there. Martin welz is a south african journalist and the editor of noseweek magazine. Poor me would have to find a lawyer, advocates, they dont come cheap. They ask if they can screen and discuss project spear. Rehashing allegations as the state capture fightback ca. A childhood made up living with my mothers madness martin. You can start with the extract from the book in this issue the biggest getevenricher plan. It is very short sighted of the news media and editors like martin welz to treat people like me the way he did. This ruling is based on the written submissions of mr sean wisedale and martin welz, editor of noseweek magazine, as well as on.
A story in noseweek looking at former sars official johann van loggerenberg has started a twitter war between the publications editor martin welz and investigative journalist and the president. Although his magazine is never much more than 30 pages it does devote one page to books. However, noseweek has 30000 readers, and they are the source of information for articles, as well as people who have tried everything else and come to the magazine as a last resort. The fight between michael harris and first rand limited. Jul 18, 2019 noseweek, owned by veteran journalist martin welz, has since the middle of 2018 relentlessly attacked gordhan, pillay and van loggerenberg and propagated the sars rogue unit narrative. Katz v welz and another 224402014 2017 zawchc 5 7 november 2017 download original files. Martin welz editor, noseweek magazine at chaucer publications pty ltd cape town area, south africa 102 connections. The noseweek defendants so the plaintiff alleged said or insinuated about him that he. Adam klein, in his early twenties at the time, was singlehandedly responsible for finally sinking the pass laws and the pseudo courts that applied them. Enongqai vol 4 no 6 published on jun 9, 20 a monthly emagazine for veterans and like minded people regarding south africas national security history and southern africa police histo. Memories of mildenhall shooting, noseweeks rival, reignited. Speakers will include novelist joanne richards, cradock poet clinton v du plessis, martin welz on 25 years of editing noseweek magazine, toast coetzer and alice inggs on writing landscape, and. Noseweek is a south african tabloid published by chaucer publications that has appeared monthly since june 1993.
It is best known for regular legal action against it, such as a failed bid at interdiction by banking group firstrand 2 where editor martin welz represented himself 3 and defamation actions by judge fikile bam and former public protector selby baqwa. Osullivan, quips martin welz, veteran editor of the awardwinning investigative magazine noseweek, is an anarchist. By monday, both the attorney and his crooked banking accomplice had. As a layperson, martin welz, the editor of investigative magazine noseweek, enjoyed the indulgence of cape high court deputy judge president jeanette traverso yesterday. Noseweek, owned by veteran journalist martin welz, has since the middle of 2018 relentlessly attacked gordhan, pillay and van loggerenberg and propagated the. Three independent newspapers executives are each suing noseweek editor martin welz and his publishers for r350 000 in damages for. In his introduction of the author, publisher gerhard mulder noted with interest how the author and his father had been drawn to the study of white poverty.
Jun 03, 2018 yet, there is one unsung hero according to martin welz, the editor of noseweek magazine. Martin welz has found out who his friends are, writes rehana rossouw noseweek editor martin welz was lauded by media institutions this week after successfully defending himself against a. Hed offered a colleague vast riches to become its editor. We leave his charming, mildly chaotic home office the peeling paint and piles of books are redolent of a poets lair. Why noseweek receives half a dozen calls a day that begin. Unsung hero the national bar council of south africa.
Burgess recalled that the last time she saw steenkamp was at her book launch in cape town in 2018. Well, first it was glenn agliotti, who we know is a smuggler, now it is michael addinall, who made the same allegations and is sitting in jail and. According to editor at noseweek martin welz, this is happening to millions of people and there is nothing being done about it while network providers are raking. Keep up the good work, you going to have to hire more staff to write about all the dodgy deals being done under the cover of lockdown, who know you may. Acts online news how nedbank is claimed to have lied in. Oct 25, 2012 noseweek editor martin welzs rebuttal. Mar 12, 2018 a story in noseweek looking at former sars official johann van loggerenberg has started a twitter war between the publications editor martin welz and investigative journalist and the president. In this tech age everybody is a reporter on social media and on blogs that are all over the place, so this makes it harder than ever for the likes of noseweek to get exclusive scoops. Noseweek contact us noseweek news youre not supposed to know. In this issue you will find an extract from pieterlouis myburghs new book. Then he pits two of south africas most influential journalists against one another, painting erstwhile sunday times editor ray hartley as obdurate in taking concerned feedback from martin welz, lawyer and veteran editor of the investigative magazine, noseweek.
Launch of poor white by edwardjohn bottomley at the book. Then jacques pauw, one of the journalists mentioned in the punted noseweek article, immediately responded on twitter, launching a twitter war twar that had thousands of tweeps on the edge of their seats. His father was the then famous artist jean welz, so he was brought up looking. Noseweek is being sued for defamation by ens lawyer leonard katz over an earlier story on the brakspear case. A byzantine history of internecine strife in the national security system. Memories of mildenhall shooting, noseweeks rival, reignited via agliotti biography 2nd february 2014 12th july 20 by alec hogg like anything thats hidden, many rational beings are fascinated by the economics of crime. Despite the awful implications for the young boy, the story eventually subsided in the media. Author ronald suresh roberts has come in for a severe pasting from an equally controversial writer, rian malan, over what may be appearing in robertss soontobe launched book on president thabo. Jan 24, 2017 in the autumn of 20 noseweek organises a forum to focus on media issues, at the franschhoek literary festival. In 1993 martin started noseweek with r60 000 capital provided by friends. Noseweek 191 september, 2015 news youre not supposed to.
Veteran journalist barry sergeant died over the weekend noseweek editor martin welz said on monday. Martin welz of noseweek magazine used leaked documents to show that kebble had never paid taxes, and raised questions about why the receiver of revenue and his team had not noticed this. Edwardjohn bottomleys poor white launched at the book. Join david klatzow and martin welz for the launch of justice.
Noseweek 247 a childhood made up living with my mothers. This ruling is based on the written submissions of mr sean wisedale and martin welz, editor of noseweek magazine, as well as on a hearing that was held on 29 july 20 in johannesburg. A report by welz while he was working for the sunday times. You could easily be deceived into believing that festive spirit is flowing freely between noseweek editor martin welz and top lawyer leonard katz. In january this year i published a book entitled dearjon exposed. It all began with two tweets that noseweek editor martin welz posted to announce.
Martin welz has no friends on facebook, while gareth cliff has 300000. Bankers and spies, politicians and lies the journalist. In an article published in mens health of november 2003 on page 248 he says. Veteran journalists in messy twar over sars story the citizen. Martin welz and noseweek brings south africa the news youre not supposed to know. I have a problem and need help and ive been told to call you. Mar 17, 2019 it is very short sighted of the news media and editors like martin welz to treat people like me the way he did. Apr 04, 2012 martin welz of noseweek magazine used leaked documents to show that kebble had never paid taxes, and raised questions about why the receiver of revenue and his team had not noticed this.
I was two years old when the earthquake of 1969 shook mother earth beneath me with such a force it woke me in my cot. Welz reflected on his own background, growing up in a poor white context. Ive subsequently read that the seismic wave was six points five on the richter scale. Noseweek, owned by veteran journalist martin welz, has since the middle of. By martin welz, with contributions by the noseweek investigative unit. Investigative magazine noseweek was given a cape high court goahead yesterday to continue printing articles about the owners of a travel agency franchisee over alleged irregular business conduct. Bottomley was joined in a fascinating discussion by noseweek editor, martin welz.
It is best known for regular legal action against it, such as a failed bid at interdiction by banking group firstrand where editor martin welz represented himself and defamation actions. But welz quickly adds that it is exactly his type of unorthodox modus operandi that is required when dealing with unprincipled and ruthless criminal thugs, whether theyre at the top of the food chain or lowly bottomfeeders. Read it and i do not doubt you will be devouring the rest of the book as soon as you can lay your hands on it. Ruling by the press ombudsman and an adjudication panel. Dec 17, 2016 if memory serves me well mr martin welz of noseweek even represents himself in court and wins.
In this interview martin explains the power of journalism and what his mission is at noseweek. He flew for the south african air force during the second world war, trained as an artist, then became umkhonto we sizwes first explosives expert. Noseweek is a south african investigative magazine published by chaucer publication. Kirk and noseweek editor martin welz appear to hold a particular grudge against wa afrika, even though the story was investigated and written by the entire investigative unit.
He is best known for his investigative work on controversial issues including government and corporate corruption. Noseweek stands by its latest edition iol news that. Martin sylvester welz was born on 19 october 1945 in worcester, western cape, south africa. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled. Martin welz noseweek noseweek journalist muck rack. Three independent newspapers executives are each suing the noseweek editor and his publishers for damages. Noseweek ran a number of reports on questionable deals by kebble, with welz denouncing him as a conman and criticising his failure to pay tax. Contact information, journalists, and overview muck. Noseweek a truly accomplished book that made me roar. The journalist whos every dishonest south africans.
Its a humid conspiracy theory wrapped in the guise of journalism. Later research identified uva for years considered harmless and used to this day by legally permitted. Noseweek is honoured to be able to republish the first chapter. Get access to moneywebs financial intelligence and support quality journalism for only. Rhoda kadalies in your face stirs political passion at. Given all the secret deals and factional spying that has most south african public structures and institutions in ruin, it came as not much of a surprise when, in august last year, the sunday times claimed to have discovered an illegal, rogue. A childhood made up living with my mothers madness martin welz. It is best known for regular legal action against it, such as a failed bid at interdiction by banking group firstrand where editor martin welz represented himself and defamation actions by judge fikile bam and former public protector selby baqwa.
Watch on book sa tv thamm handed the mic over to noseweek publisher martin welz, who entertained the audience by reading a series of short and very snappy excerpts from the book, including her famous application to join the native club. There were huge bills mounting for facial reconstruction and legal fees. At the end of 2017, just after the publishing of my book, the. Noseweek stands by its latest edition by jean le may sep 7, 2001 martin welz, outspoken editor of the investigative magazine noseweek, said last night he would refuse to comply with a. Jacques pauw talks at brooklyn mall during the launch of his book, the. Having interested south africas leading investigative journalist martin welz in azt and other problems with the hivaids paradigm, i was commissioned in october 1998 to write an article for his whistleblowing journal noseweek.
The downside, of course, is that each citizen is burdened with the responsibility of having to think for himself. He stayed with the case, and has since written a book with some startling claims about kebble. Speakers include toast coetzer, alice inggs, martin welz editor of noseweek magazine, and novelist joanne richards. The day before the event, nosweek editor martin welz and i both receive letters from the sabc lawyers werksmans attorneys. It all began with two tweets that noseweek editor martin welz posted to announce the arrival of the magazines december issue. It is understood that the noseweek story relies on the affidavit of dorothy brakspear, rather than the confidential bankers book evidence. A truly accomplished book that made me roar with laughter go green with jealousy at the sheer power of dowlings writing, and cry at times. Martin welz, the editor of noseweek, recently published a cover story on the phenomenon of chinese shopkeepers in south africa. Shortly before going to press, i received a letter from neville stevensburt, a noseweek. There hadnt been an earthquake in the western cape since 1809 and. There is plenty of evidence that suggests that it overstepped.855 511 95 1414 856 534 1453 613 290 1398 1643 989 1397 334 123 995 1443 706 1192 1259 1333 495 1494 1179 1228 440 1086 657 98 1508 92 1231 426 690 1067 957 813 353 491 253 1073 996 882 111 1177