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EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: What did Zuma and Trump talk about on the phone?
Associations face each other over medical specialists’ billing, and Senwes gets ready to be ZAR X’s first client
Stories of Note Bytes from the digital world President Jacob Zuma’s turn to get a phone call from US President Donald Trump came at 5.10pm on Monday, placing him behind Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Trump’s priority queue. The South African Medical Association (Sama) and the Council for Medical Schemes are to square off at the Competition Tribunal on Tuesday in their long-running row over how specialists bill patients. In My Opinion Matters of debate Jacob Zuma’s bragging that "Eskom’s build and maintenance programmes helped ensure stability and an end to load shedding", while neglecting to mention the 14% crash in electricity demand since Eskom quadrupled its prices, takes SA into potholed terrain, writes University of the Witwatersrand professor of political economy Patrick Bond. Just 616 companies paid two-thirds of all company income tax in SA in 2014. That is less than 1% of the 700,000 enterprises registered for tax. This is one indicator of how concentrated, and in t...