Hot & Not

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When science is cool, it’s re­ally cool. Euro­pean space­craft Rosetta caught up with a comet this week. It will at­tach a probe to 67P/Churyu­movGerasi­menko – Chury to its friends – and gather data from its sur­face. This will of­fer a peek into what re­ports call a kind of “astro­nom­i­cal time cap­sule” to see what things were like when our so­lar sys­tem was born. Lend­ing money to poor peo­ple at high in­ter­est rates is bad enough. Spring­ing one of the big­gest shockers in South Africa’s cor­po­rate his­tory is not hot ei­ther. Not long ago, African Bank’s man­age­ment in­di­cated it was at rock bot­tom. Al­most R10 bil­lion got burnt this week once the ex­tent of its prob­lems be­came clear.

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