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Stories of Note

Bytes from the digital world

The General Council of the Bar’s appeal against National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) deputy head Nomgcobo Jiba’s reinstatement as an advocate should be heard before an inquiry into her into her fitness to hold office, her lawyers have argued.

Business Day understands that finance minister Nhlanhla Nene offered his resignation to President Cyril Ramaphosa at the weekend.

In My Opinion

Matters of debate

The apology Nene issued on Friday might have been a tactical mistake, a sign of weakness and naivete at a time when there are many knives out to get him, writes Stuart Theobald.

Nene’s opposition to the nuclear deal up to the day he was fired is commendable. In the context of a cabinet of toadies, some of whom were openly deriding him, it was not an easy stance to take, writes Ranjeni Munusamy.

Finding Alpha

The long and the short of the markets

An Eskom policy to procure coal only from majority black-owned coal suppliers — which influenced major mining houses such as Anglo American and South32 to divest from the local sector — was never official policy.

Minerals Council SA has urged its members to approach the state-capture commission to reveal any underhand or irregular approaches or dealings with former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane and his departmental officials.

Oh, Very Twitty

The lighter side of the web

Very Visual

Graph of the day

Intu’s share price jumped as much as 30% on Friday following reports that a consortium of investors is considering taking the UK-focused shopping mall owner private.