Jeff Radebe. Picture: SIYABULELA DUDA
Jeff Radebe. Picture: SIYABULELA DUDA

Stories of Note

Bytes from the digital world

Trevor Manuel speaks for many when he says the NDP is a long way from implemenation, but Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe disagrees.

Now its Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown who has to answer for misleading comments over the Guptas’ preferential ties with Eskom.

Stuttafords: A slow descent into an uncertain future for SA’s 159-year-old retailer.

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba explains his decision on the Oppenheimers’ application for customs and immigration services at its OR Tambo operation.

In My Opinion

Matters of debate

John Dludlu says Malusi Gigaba owes the Treasury’s former director-general, Lungisa Fuzile, a debt of gratitude for resigning. The finance minister now has a chance to appoint someone he trusts, notwithstanding Fuzile’s excellent tenure.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi seems to think that if wage earners are prepared to hand over some of their hard-earned cash to medical schemes to fund their future medical expenses, they would be willing to hand that same money over to the state in taxes to pay for the NHI.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha compares Ngoako Ramatlhodi and Ben Ngubane’s versions of events at Eskom, wondering if their past lives had anything to do with it. While Ramatlhodi endured police beatings and state-sponsored violence against struggle activists in the 1980s, Ngubane lived cosily in the arms of the apartheid government as a politician in the Bantustan government of KwaZulu.

Finding Alpha

The long and the short of the markets

MPs lash out at the possibility that the Public Investment Corporation, which invests funds on behalf of the Government Employees Pension Fund, could be an equity partner for the perennial loss-maker SAA.

Eyebrows are raised as Steinhoff moves to consolidate its African retail assets through a listing on the JSE.

Strong market share gains add impetus to Dis-Chem’s plans for 200 stores by 2023.

Oh, Very Twitty

The lighter side of the web

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