With so much tilting voters against change, democratic reason is the loser, says Solly Moeng.
True grit is a reliable predictor of who will achieve success in life, says Ian Mann.
The system sucks and it’s being used far too often as an excuse, says Mandi Smallhorne.
Yields on South African government bonds have dropped to seven-week lows, pushed down by inflation data and a mini budget that went down well with investors.
The Treasury is still on track to implement an electronic platform for primary dealers trading government bonds on the secondary market.
Power utility Eskom has sold R260m in ES42 bonds at a clearing yield of 9.975%, slightly higher than 9.935% at its last sale in May.
Yields on short-dated bonds have fallen to session lows after reserve bank governor Gill Marcus dampened hopes of steep rate hikes.
The rand has been softer against the dollar, retreating a few cents after data showed a slow down of growth in credit extension to the private sector in June.
Microsoft and Facebook are building a new sub-sea Internet cable that will cross the Atlantic Ocean to carry customers' data between North America and Southern Europe
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