BYTES FROM THE DIGITAL WORLD
EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Transform or else, Yunus Carrim tells banks
A closer look at the data shows there is little to cheer in the fall in the number of mining accidents and Jonathan Jansen calls out SA’s sanctimonious Facebook users
Stories of Note Bytes from the digital world "We urge the banks to transform and if they don’t do so through engagements with government and Parliament, it will be done for them through popular action that will reduce their prospects of having an effective say," Parliament’s finance committee chair Yunus Carrim said. Fewer mining accidents has as more to do with fewer miners than improved safety, Tamar Kahn discovered after scrutinising the data. Mines can replace people with automation far more easily than the labour unions believe, but there is no substitute for such jobs in the jobs market, says Bernard Swanepoel, director of consultancy To The Point and former Harmony CEO. In My Opinion Matters of debate Rural people who used to get lifts from farmers on the backs of their bakkies will now have to walk 60km, thanks to sanctimonious Facebook and twitter users who are quick to get outraged over trivia but slow to help anyone, writes Jonathan Jansen. While Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is...