Eskom power station. Picture: REUTERS
Eskom power station. Picture: REUTERS

Stories of Note

Bytes from the digital world

The maths backing education minister Angie Motshekga’s claim of a 78.2% matric pass rate is not good.

SA spends heavily on education with little to show for it. Without solid primary schooling, the government’s promises of free university education are hollow.


In My Opinion

Matters of debate

Turnaround professional and business rescue practitioner Sello Mkhondo suggests leaseback agreements as way for the government to dig Eskom out of its debt trap.


Finding Alpha

The long and the short of the markets

Commodities beat stocks and bonds in 2018. Will the same be true in 2019?

VW hopes to satisfy drivers with software updates for the affected cars and trade-in discounts for people upgrading to a newer, cleaner model.


Oh, Very Twitty

The lighter side of the web

The online community called tourism minister Derek Hanekom a hypocrite after he pointed out the litter problems in opposition-led municipalities.


Very Visual

Graph of the day

The yo-yoing rand.
The yo-yoing rand.
Image: Iress

Shock treatment at midnight on Wednesday appears to have improved the rand’s health.