February 2018


Where were the gatekeepers?

Share price falls by 62%! CEO falls on his own sword. Millions missing from education service provider. Finance chief steals millions. Calls for Gupta-aligned news agency to be jettisoned falls on deaf ears. Three listed companies,…



Zuma stench will linger

The flood of obituaries to the Zuma presidency are likely to stream in for some time to come. But how should the nine-year period of President Jacob Zuma’s rule be understood in its historical and theoretical…



Zille calls for more national drought cash

The water crisis dominated Premier Helen Zille’s State of the Province address.  Foregoing the habitual communications channel of her Daily Maverick column, she used the speech to urge water savings to continue, and called for a…