Natasha Marrian Deputy editor: Financial Mail

A flicker of good news in a dark, wet week was the release of the updated ministerial handbook, notwithstanding the 45-minute late arrival of public service & administration minister Senzo Mchunu to release the document, or his patronising commentary while doing so.

The ministerial handbook has historically been the proverbial get-out-of-jail-free card for ministers caught overindulging in the excesses of high office.

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