A South African flag on the Donkin Reserve. Picture: THE HERALD/MIKE HOLMES
A South African flag on the Donkin Reserve. Picture: THE HERALD/MIKE HOLMES

Stories of Note

Bytes from the digital world

Expropriation without compensation makes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s $100bn foreign investment goal a difficult target, warns Old Mutual chairman Trevor Manuel.

Poor advice from law firm ENSafrica has resulted in retail tycoon Christo Wiese getting sued by SARS.

In My Opinion

Matters of debate

"Replace a competent, honest soul such as Nhlanhla Nene with a failed small-town mayor such as Des van Rooyen and those who make investment decisions will have their say," writes Corruption Watch director David Lewis.

"Sometimes the good guys do win. McKinsey will probably be the first to find out. FBI investigators keep visiting SA, following up on the corruption charges laid by Corruption Watch last year," writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha.

Finding Alpha

The long and the short of the markets

Previous reports that a quarter of South African gold mines are still profitable were over-optimistic — only a fifth of them are.

A suspicious deal Sun International founder Sol Kerzner struck in the dying days of apartheid with Transkei leader George Matanzima is being unraveled by the land claims court.

Oh, Very Twitty

The lighter side of the web

The ANC has fired a Luthuli House employee Errol Velile Present, who was arrested and appeared in court on allegations of a number of "heinous crimes".

Very Visual

Graph of the day

The big five of the S&P 500 are all tech companies, and their combined market capitalisation towers over the index’s bottom half.