Steam rises at sunrise from the Lethabo Power Station, a coal-fired power station owned by state power utility Eskom near Sasolburg. Picture: REUTERS
Steam rises at sunrise from the Lethabo Power Station, a coal-fired power station owned by state power utility Eskom near Sasolburg. Picture: REUTERS

Stories of note

Bytes from the digital world

Liberty customers now have to brace to themselves for identity-theft fraud problems after the insurance group admitted on Sunday its computer systems were hacked last Thursday.

Wage negotiations at Eskom are set to resume on Tuesday, but there is still a risk of blackouts for the next 10 days.

In my opinion

Matters of debate

Stuart Theobald looks at how Eskom employees have destroyed jobs in industries dependent on the state-owned electricity monopoly.

Finding alpha

The long and the short of the markets

Four consortiums — headed by Grindrod Bank, Capitec, Nedbank and the Public Investment Corporation, in partnership with Bayport Financial Services — are vying to acquire Mercantile Bank.

Shareholders of Christo Wiese’s industrial holding company Invicta were warned that the company would report an 81% plunge in headline earnings per share on Monday morning — if getting told shortly before 6pm on Friday counts as a warning.

Oh, very twitty

The lighter side of the web

Very visual

Graph of the day

US President Donald Trump did not appear to foresee a tit-for-tat retaliation by China on his tariffs, which will cause the stocks of US oil companies to suffer.

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