BYTES FROM THE DIGITAL WORLD
EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Selfie craze claims another victim
What Helen Zille learnt in Singapore, didn’t learn from that tweet and how she has backed Mmusi Maimane into a corner
Stories of Note
Bytes from the digital world
Efforts to develop an alternative government-friendly system involving the Post Office may be stymied by President Jacob Zuma’s appointment of himself to head the Cabinet’s interministerial committee on social grants.
The suspected kingpin behind the audacious OR Tambo International Airport cash heist has been arrested after posting pictures of himself with a new R5m Lamborghini on social media.
In My Opinion
Matters of debate
Hellen Zille shares what she learnt from her trip to Singapore, digressing into what she didn’t learn from her "For those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water etc." tweet.
After backing Mmusi Maimane to the hilt, Zille has now backed him into a corner, writes Gareth van Onselen. "If whatever disciplinary action is taken against Zille is deemed too weak, it will be argued Maimane is weak in turn — unable to take a stand against Zille and held hostage by her."
Many of our institutions have been damaged severely, from the National Prosecuting Authority to the South African Revenue Service. While we wait for the Zuma era to come to its conclusion so that we can get to the task of rebuilding them, we must stand firm in defending those that remain, writes Stuart Theobald.
The long and the short of the markets
Sanlam has the largest affluent market share, market players estimate. Old Mutual dominates the mass market, followed by Sanlam. Sanlam, Old Mutual and Metropolitan lead the middle market.
Oh, Very Twitty
The lighter side of the web
Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2017
US President Donald Trump may have more than a Twitter war on his hands with Germany if he keeps this up.
Graph of the day
Gold Fields is injecting nearly R3bn more into South Deep, a mine it bought in 2007 to bring it to profitable, completely mechanised production over the next six years.