Lots of flags are being waved ahead of SA's 2019 election, but voters are not exactly spoilt for choice. Picture: iSTOCK
Lots of flags are being waved ahead of SA's 2019 election, but voters are not exactly spoilt for choice. Picture: iSTOCK

Stories of Note

Bytes from the digital world

US consulting firm Bain’s apology for its role in destroying Sars can be used as a case study on how to use a former employee as a scapegoat.

The reason Jacob Zuma wanted to choose his own judge to investigate his involvement in state capture was “not to protect himself but to safeguard the integrity of that very inquiry”, according to his lawyers.


In My Opinion

Matters of debate

The Zondo commission’s terms of reference should be expanded, and should lead to prosecutions, incarceration and, as much as is possible, reclamation of some of the money that was syphoned from the state, writes Ismail Lagardien.

A growing number of DA voters will vote for it only because they feel they don’t have other options,” writes Steven Friedman.


Finding Alpha

The long and the short of the markets

Holiday resort Sun City says all its hotels will be fully operational from Wednesday after it was hit by a hailstorm that resulted in widespread damage and flooding on Saturday.

A2X CEO Kevin Brady tells Business Day that Standard Bank was “a tipping point” for the exchange and the addition of Naspers “gets us to critical mass”.


Oh, Very Twitty

The lighter side of the web


Very Visual

Graph of the day

Consensus is almost unanimous that the US Fed will raise rates for the fourth time this year, with 91 of 92 experts polled by Bloomberg expecting the fourth 25 basis point increase this year.