An Eskom worker checks power lines. Picture: MARIANNE SCHWANKHART
An Eskom worker checks power lines. Picture: MARIANNE SCHWANKHART

Stories of note

Bytes from the digital world

Auditor Deloitte, in a report handed to President Jacob Zuma in 2014, found Eskom’s lead procurement negotiator during the 2008 blackout crisis awarded emergency coal supply contracts to a personal friend.

A plague of locusts has descended on Zimbabwe. Perhaps President Robert Mugabe needs to consult Exodus chapter 10?

In my opinion

Matters of debate

As early as February 2011, rumours started that the Guptas were summoning "shivering" Cabinet ministers to their Saxonwold compound, writes Yunus Momoniat.

While Gauteng’s voting population has grown since 1994 from about 4-million to 6-million, the ANC’s support has remained stable at around 2.44-million, writes Gareth van Onselen.

Finding Alpha

The long and the short of the markets

Retirement administrator Alexander Forbes has reshuffled its senior management team again, with two new faces joining its executive committee.

Moody’s Investors Service has joined other ratings agencies and withdrawn all of its ratings on Edcon. Earlier in February, S&P Global also announced that it had withdrawn its ratings on Edcon, after downgrading the group’s long-term corporate credit rating to default.

Oh, very twitty

The lighter side of the web

Piers Morgan scored a spectacular own goal in his twitter war with Harry Potter author JK Rowling on Valentine’s Day: JK Rowling lands cunning blow in Twitter war against Piers Morgan

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