You know it’s going to be a difficult week when the highlight of your Monday is the chief justice of SA pronouncing that you are merely conventionally terrible at your job rather than criminally incompetent.

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, however, is determined to look on the bright side of life, and says she is “encouraged” by Mogoeng Mogoeng’s minority judgment, in which he disagreed with his Constitutional Court colleagues that Mkhwebane should pay almost R1m in legal fees incurred by the Reserve Bank in the Absa/Bankorp matter.

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