Stories of note Bytes from the digital world The presidential race remains nail-bitingly close. Both Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma held large caucuses during the conference at which they conducted head counts of their voting delegates. Both sides declared that they had sufficient numbers to secure a victory. The value of bitcoin has grown at an unprecedented pace since it was introduced in 2009, and exponential does not even begin to describe it. In my opinion Matters of debate Cyril Ramaphosa’s history has been filled with contradictions, some positive, some negative. Yet he has been consistent in his desire to maintain stability and rationality. After SA’s recent history, that alone will be an enormous relief — and an enormous disappointment if he doesn’t deliver this, writes Tim Cohen. "A state of extreme exasperation and agitation has gripped the land, almost paralysing it. We are gatvol. We’re tired. We’re breathless. We’ve had enough. We can’t take it any longer. ...

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