COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Stories of Note

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Eskom — which is 66% overstaffed according to a World Bank comparison of global power utilities, and has destroyed thousands of jobs with its unreliable electricity supply — has received presidential assurance that its employees’ way-above-average salaries are sacrosanct

A court has found that R6m intended for emerging black farmers was, instead, spent by Icasa chair Rubben Mohlaloga on two BMWs, among other things.


In My Opinion

Matters of debate

Mosiuoa Lekota was among 200 people arrested by apartheid security police in 1974, and among the dozen subsequently regarded as senior enough to be prosecuted in the “black consciousness” or “Saso” trial.

Anthony Butler argues that President Cyril Ramaphosa was too junior to be targeted at the time, making Lekota’s accusation that he was a “sell-out” unfair.

If Lekota is dreaming of pushing his share of the national vote up into the heady heights of 0.7% or even 0.8%, he needs to ally himself with those who desperately need Ramaphosa recalled and replaced with one of Jacob Zuma’s creatures, writes Tom Eaton.


Finding Alpha

The long and the short of the markets

Gold Fields reported a deep annual loss after a second year of hefty spending on two big mines and a big production miss at its troubled South Deep mine in SA.


Oh, Very Twitty

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Very Visual

Graph of the day