Stories of Note Bytes from the digital world Having knocked heads with the ANC over his apparent decision to withdraw Tshwane metropolitan police from presidential escorts, DA mayor Solly Msimanga has again courted controversy, this time by ignoring government policy to have diplomatic ties with China but not Taiwan. Stolen FNB safe deposit boxes found, but the bank is still not saying much, probably out of fear of opening itself up to legal challenge. Chairman of the General Council of the Bar of SA Vuyani Ngalwana SC says the council risks "floating like a bee and stinging like a butterfly" on transformation unless it makes key changes to its constitution. In My Opinion Matters of debate The slow death of Afrikaans as a medium of teaching at public universities has given rise to Akademia, a private university run by trade union Solidarity. It has been going for five years, and has 1,000 students. Robert Smith, the little known billionaire founder of Vista Equity Partners, a privat...

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