Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Stories of note

Bytes from the digital world

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is not giving up her fight to overturn the estimated R900,000 legal bill she was ordered to pay after her disastrous court battle with the South African Reserve Bank.

On Monday, McKinsey will pay back R902m of the R1.6bn that Eskom awarded it in 2016, but will keep millions in interest it earned on the fee.

In my opinion

Matters of debate

Helen Zille applies her sleuthing skill to the mystery of the R1bn property that vanished from the asset register of the provincial government and then reappeared on the asset register of national government.

Finding alpha

The long and the short of the markets

As the curatorship of VBS unfolds, it is emerging that its executives and shareholders used it as a money machine to fund lifestyles that included super cars, boats and even a helicopter.

The Reserve Bank and the curator of VBS are expected to announce on Monday that the Limpopo-based bank cannot be saved.

Oh, very twitty

The lighter side of the web

The EFF leadership had better things to do this weekend than respond to author Jacques Pauw’s refusal to apologise for a tweet.

MY ANSWER TO JULIUS MALEMA Dear Mr. Malema, I refer to your letter to me, dated 4 July 2018, in which you demand an...

Posted by Jacques Pauw on Friday, July 6, 2018

Julius Malema’s links to the tobacco underworld solved a puzzle for Ranjeni Munusamy.

Very visual

Graph of the day

Only Mexicans spend a higher slice of their salaries on petrol than South Africans, a country comparison by Bloomberg found.

Rather than opening the South African fuel market to competition and reducing taxes, the government is asking retailers to absorb rising fuel prices.