UK inflation data and New Zealand rate hike remind investors that global economy still faces many challenges
Though highly skilled, SA farmers need access to support services to meet consumer demand for close-at-hand ethically farmed, organic produce
The Reserve Bank has to report as soon as possible on its investigation into any foreign exchange declarations made by the president arising from the stolen money
The governing party is discussing whether those criminally convicted of a serious crime should still have a home in the ANC
The social media and gaming giant is grappling with a downturn in China’s economy, amid a property slump and Covid-19 lockdowns
With price relief awaiting motorists in September, Outa is worried the fuel levy will be increased to offset the scrapping of e-tolls
The aim is to have 65% of the business’s electricity requirements at a manufacturing level across SA sourced from sustainable energy by 2030
Rail workers will stage nationwide strikes and bus and Underground staff will hold stoppages in London, among other disruptions
England Test captain says he hopes his team has retained their “venom” before the three-match series against SA
The fitment centre group has partnered with Disky for motorists to renew their vehicle licenses using WhatsApp
Human societies embrace dishonesty. We like to think that we value truth, that we seek it out and affirm it. But most of our social interactions are dependent on half-truths, hidden truths and untruths.
For the most egregious lies — usually told by politicians — it is necessary that we practise a certain hypocrisy, becoming outraged at the deceit of public figures even as we deceive others. Perhaps this is why we’re generally willing to forgive those who admit to lying and apologise for it. Sometimes they are punished but retain a kind of moral status (Nhlanhla Nene, the self-sacrificing lamb). Sometimes they escape punishment, and a greater good is served (President Cyril Ramaphosa is not a truth-telling saint but he’s our best shot at getting out of the mire).
We’re less tolerant of the posturing of those who adopt an unearned saintliness when their duplicity is there for all to see. The EFF, for example, will be hit hard at the polls next year by the VBS scandal and other exposés...
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