Opinions of the day: When journalism fails

In the News24 Friday Briefing, the outlet has included multiple pieces on the failures of journalism in properly scrutinising the Tembisa 10 story, which has taken many twists and turns since it first came to light. It’s worth reading the various opinions offered up by News24, though you’ll need to fork out a little cash as they’re behind a paywall. (Subscribe to read)

Business Day writes as the world turns towards procuring more green and sustainable power for its energy needs, South Africa may be left behind if the country doesn’t put more effort into reaching ambitious emissions targets. The Climate Change Commission will hand over its recommendations to President Cyril Ramaphosa this month. The recommendations will outline how to reach the “nationally determined contributions” as outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement.

And Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has added to the litany of pieces written about the late Jabu Mabuza, Gordan has penned his tribute for the Sunday Times Daily. He remembers Mabuza as a “gentle soul” and described his rise from humble origins as a taxi driver to being one of the most well-known and effective business executives in the country. The article is free to read if you sign up.  

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

Cristal challengers are outdoing the JSE by a mile – Business Day (Subscribe to read)

KZN diamond rush: All that glitters is not lost – The Citizen

South Africa’s youth are not ‘millennials’ – Mail & Guardian

The gaps in Bidenomics: How two radical suggestions might make the administration’s life a lot easier – Daily Maverick

The cash-strapped ANC decouples from logic – Financial Mail

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