What a difference finally meeting your production deadlines can make. In a marked change of mood from the first quarter, when he slammed analysts’ "bonehead" questions, Tesla boss Elon Musk was cock-a-hoop at the US$58bn electronic car maker hitting its goal of 5,000 Model 3s per week by the end of the second quarter. "We ... created entirely new solutions that were thought impossible," he gushed to staff in an e-mail, adding: "I think we just became a real car company." In a Twitter poll, he mused: "Wonder if we can hit 10,000/wk?"

Suspended SA Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane’s allegations and conspiracies were called what they really are: "disgraceful" and "littered with abuse, invective and sinister suggestions". That’s how retired judge Robert Nugent described Moyane’s submissions to the commission of inquiry into governance at the revenue service. Moyane’s advocate, Dali Mpofu, asked that the commission halt proceedings pending the outcome of his disciplinary hearing and expunge evidence heard so far. Nugent flatly refused.