EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Those without a moral compass shouldn’t throw around threats
The ANC is in turmoil; the DA is just staring on helplessly; and the EFF says it has dirt on Nhlanhla Nene (so let’s see it)
Stories of Note
Bytes from the digital world
Sars chief information technology officer Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane did not inspire much confidence during a TV interview about the taxman’s R1bn plan to fix its computer systems.
“Today ,the air at Sars reeks of intrigue, fear, distrust and suspicion. We have heard of it in evidence, and we have encountered it ourselves,” retired judge Robert Nugent wrote in his interim report.
In My Opinion
Matters of debate
The EFF’s claim that it “is aware of many other dealings and dark secrets that compromise Nhlanhla Nene, and will reveal all if he does not voluntarily step down as a minister of finance”, sounds like blackmail to Steven Friedman.
“What the ANC internal wrangling over whether to institute a commission has done is leave the party without a proper strategy. Of course, this isn’t to suggest the opposition has one,” writes John Dludlu.
The long and the short of the markets
SA’s credit rating may be upgraded, depending on certain economic reforms, Moody’s said in a research report on Tuesday.
Pick n Pay chair Gareth Ackerman says the private sector needs to step out of the shadows and do what it can to halt the damage politicians have been inflicting on the economy.
Oh, Very Twitty
The lighter side of the web
Graph of the day
SA has fallen from 47th to 61st in the annual ranking of global competitiveness compiled by the World Economic Forum.