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M&G Data Desk

Zuma’s first 100 days on Twitter

Now that he can’t call press briefings the ex-prez has taken to social media with mixed success

Who owns the Reserve Bank?

The SARB has more than 700 shareholders spread across the world with the second highest number of shares in German hands

How state funds are sliced up

At R375-billion, education is the fastest-growing expense on the government’s bill

The State of the Nation in numbers

Of all Sona speeches, Motlanthe spoke the most, while Zuma spoke the least

The Bosasa tally: R12-billion

That’s what the company scored over 15 years, allegedly through corruption and bribery

Who runs SA’s media is a black-and-white issue

The boards and top management are mostly white men, but the majority of the media houses’ employees are African women

Off to Parliament, educated or not

After a spat between MPs over post-school qualifications, the M&G dataset reveals more than half of MPs have university degrees

Offline horrors hit home affairs

One of the department’s centres was unavailable for 130 out of SA’s 248 working days in the past year

State-fixed prices cause major pain

Complex factors influence the prices of electricity, petrol and water, but the state still has wiggle room

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