SABC television studios in Auckland Park. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND
SABC television studios in Auckland Park. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Stories of Note

Bytes from the digital world

It was not Atul but Ajay Gupta who prophesied to Fikile Mbalula that former president Jacob Zuma would appoint him sports minister, Mbalula told Business Day, quibbling with former finance minister Trevor Manuel’s details when he raised the alarm the Gupta brothers were picking cabinet members.

Another accounting scandal is brewing, with the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors accusing Deloitte of allowing African Bank to hide its bad loan problems from investors and creditors.

In My Opinion

Matters of debate

The person responsible for putting together the SABC’s sports broadcasts works Monday to Friday, which means a freelancer has to be brought in to take care of live sports broadcasts over weekends, writes Larry Claasen.

“So two things will remain certain: executives will score big no matter what happens to the share price; and alignment with shareholder interests is not guaranteed,” writes Ann Crotty.

Finding Alpha

The long and the short of the markets

Telkom subsidiary BCX will retrench about 700 employees following weak financial performance.

Oh, Very Twitty

The lighter side of the web

Very Visual

Graph of the day

A 19% crash in gold production, which dragged down overall mining output, would not be enough to prevent SA emerging from its first recession in a decade, economists have said.