Stories of note Bytes from the digital world The ANC conceded at its weekend national executive committee meeting that corruption was a key contributor to its electoral losses in the local government elections, and has relaxed its opposition to lifestyle audits of its officials. "I would (not) expect that the same owners of the Constitution would want to violate it," former president Thabo Mbeki told students at a question-and-answer session. By 1990, Donald Trump had amassed $3.4bn in debt, much of it in the form of high-interest junk bonds. He was personally liable for $832.5m of that. He had bought a yacht for $29m, the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan for $407m and a failing airline for $365m. All were losing money. In my opinion Matters of debate The government has been suspiciously slow in pursuing how 10-million barrels of strategic fuel stocks were sold at a discount of up to $14/barrel to a consortium including former PetroSA official Simphiwe Mehlomakulu, writes Carol Paton. SA ha...

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