Stories of Note Bytes from the digital world Ben Ngubane — the former Eskom chairperson and a business partner of Gupta lieutenant Salim Essa — has no recollection of sending Tony Gupta his passport along with invoices for a charter flight to Central African Republic. "As I was going down the stairs, there were firefighters, truly amazing firefighters that were actually going upstairs, to the fire, trying to get as many people out the building as possible," a survivor of London’s Grenfell Tower inferno told the BBC. In My Opinion Matters of debate "One notch above junk status, as we sit after Friday night — it needs just one more seismic shock, or a lesser tremor, to send the whole house tumbling down. One such event is the ANC policy conference at the end of this month," writes Tony Leon. Despite the government’s many promises of reform to the governance and management of state-owned enterprises, and commitments to making them more efficient and financially sustainable, little has ...

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