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Stories of note

Bytes from the digital world

Checking the books of SA's corrupt municipalities is a dangerous job. Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu told parliament that his staff had been shot at, held hostage and had received death threats.

Ajay Gupta told the New York Times that the Zondo commission was simply not interested in hearing his side of the story.


In my opinion

Matters of debate

Consulting group McKinsey & Company was paid by the Saudi Arabian government to track online critics. Before he was killed by Saudi agents, journalist Jamal Khashoggi was subjected to the kind of online harassment South African journalists suffered from Bell Pottinger.

"Bell Pottinger ran an effective campaign on behalf of the Gupta family to condemn the mainstream media as collaborators with white monopoly capital... The EFF has sprouted its own campaign," warns Ranjeni Munusamy.


Finding alpha

The long and the short of the markets

Lonmin has pre-sold $200m worth of platinum to a Chinese buyer, enabling it to clear its $150m debt ahead of its takeover by Sibanye-Stillwater.

Verimark’s share price jumped 16.5% to R1.06 on Monday morning on news that founder Michael van Straaten has proposed to buy out minorities and delist the direct retailer.


Oh, very twitty

The lighter side of the web


Very visual

Graph of the day

The ultimate key to success and stability is growth, writes Investec Asset Management deputy MD Nazmeera Moola.

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