ABSA NewGold and 40 tons of phantom bling

So, while looking into all this Rand Refineries (RR) kak, I learned that ABSA at one time used to store the gold which it uses to back up its NewGold ETF with RR in Germiston. Then, in 2009 or thereabouts, the gold was moved to Brinks’ vault in London. RR said that they had “decided

Music is more than just pretty noises…

“Music is prophecy. Its style and economic organisation are ahead of the rest of society. It makes audible the new world that will gradually become visible.” – Jacques Attali, Noise “For the modes of music are never disturbed without unsettling of the most fundamental political and social conventions.” – Plato, Republic Here is an interesting graph: Which

Sonata Claptrapico

That the classical music scene would be hit by the current round of race-carding seems obvious now. The wonder is that it took so long, actually. I remember something of the fuss Hendrik Hofmeyr created by daring to name a work Sinfonia africana, even though this work was deemed to be devoid of “African” material.