Members of the EFF picket outside the commission of enquiry into State Capture in Parktown, Johannesburg. Picture: ALAISTER RUSSELL/THE SUNDAY TIMES
Members of the EFF picket outside the commission of enquiry into State Capture in Parktown, Johannesburg. Picture: ALAISTER RUSSELL/THE SUNDAY TIMES

Stories of Note

Bytes from the digital world

Jacob Zuma claims, “I have become a career obsession of some prosecutors, whose goal is to secure my conviction at all costs.” 

President Cyril Ramaphosa is promising an agricultural revolution.


In My Opinion

Matters of debate

Gareth van Onselen predicts the coming election will see the EFF double the 6.3% of votes it got in 2014. “Like or loathe the EFF, that will be remarkable.”

Steven Friedman notes that load-shedding has not united South Africans, and accuses the mainstream media of bias against the unions’ concerns of opening the electricity market to private-sector competition.


Finding Alpha

The long and the short of the markets

Coronation says its remuneration information is too sensitive to share with shareholders.

A Microsoft spokesperson told Business Day on Tuesday that the decision to cut direct ties with EOH has not been taken lightly.


Oh, Very Twitty

The lighter side of the web

The EFF’s financial backing going up in smoke has reduced its leader to swearing in foreign currencies.


Very Visual

Graph of the day

Image: Media Monitoring Africa

Using its online monitoring tool, Dexter, Media Monitoring Africa has made the unsurprising discovery about which newspaper group writes about Independent Media proprietor Iqbal Survé the most.