Stories of note Bytes from the digital world Eskom head of generation Matshela Koko is hedging his bets on a huge pay-out — and he might just get it. The ANC is still not in the habit of paying its bills on time. But this time they messed with the wrong crowd. In my opinion Matters of debate Tim Cohen is in Davos, and apart from discussing Cyril Ramaphosa, Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa and Angola’s João Lourenço, he reports on a discussion about quarterly results and a general agreement that somehow investors, investment houses and managers need to find a way to balance the two. Spare a thought for Sanlam, which seems to be the worse for wear in the wake of the Steinhoff debacle. Finding alpha The long and the short of the markets The Public Investment Corporation Amendment Draft Bill — should be enthusiastically welcomed. It seeks to introduce much-needed disclosure obligations to the PIC, while removing some of the political whimsy from the decision-making process. Woolworths’ Dav...

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