Opinions of the Day: Jabu Mabuza – more than just a boss

Yesterday former Eskom boss Jabu Mabuza died after health complications relating to COVID-19, Free State University Chancellor Bonang Mohale writes that Mabuza was a “great teacher and a quality human being.” Mohale recounts in Fin24 his memories of Mabuza and delivers a moving tribute to the man who held the top job at many of South Africa’s most well-known companies.

The Business Day writes in its editorial that the alcohol industry faces the most uncertainty when President Ramaphosa delivers one of his now famed ‘family meetings’. BD says, “It’s a layer of uncertainty no industry should have to deal with, especially with no prospect of compensation from the government to soften the blow.” The newspaper asserts that government needs to have a more predictable reaction to changing the lockdown restrictions that won’t hurt investment and employment in the alcohol industry. 

Tech journo Toby Shapshak writes in the Daily Maverick about the ongoing privacy wars between Apple and Facebook. Apple’s new privacy settings change will give users the option to block the sharing of private information, which will make it a lot harder for advertisers to tap into that data for targeted advertising. 

Here’s a roundup of the other opinions online today.

The SAA-Takatso deal has a long way to go before finally taking off – News 24 (Subscribe to read)

Trust SA to cock up even benign forms of corruption – Business Day (Subscribe to read)

Auditing heavyweight FulvioTonelli to chair Irba 2.0 – Financial Mail (Subscribe to read)

G7 summit relevance: It could, and should, have been a Zoom meeting – Daily Maverick

We’re also to blame for Covid-19 spike – The Citizen (Subscribe to read)

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