Stories of Note Bytes from the digital world The tone of the ANC weekend national executive committee meeting, which continued on Monday, is described by sources as "tense", "bad" and "ugly" with Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom and others calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down. ANC branches in KwaZulu-Natal have endorsed Cyril Ramaphosa for party president, arguing principle and traditions dictate that the deputy president of the party assumes the presidency when incumbent’s term ends. In My Opinion Matters of debate Assumptions in government’s Integrated Resource Plan are flawed. If Eskom is allowed to hike tariffs by 13.6% a year until 2021, electricity consumption will drop rather than rise by 4.2GW every 14 months as projected, writes University of Johannesburg senior research fellow Stephen Labson UK spin doctors Bell Pottinger used to have Rupert-family controlled Richemont, Remgro and Mediclinic as clients. Stuart Theobald asks: could the loss of these accounts have som...

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