South African bonds were strengthened as the currency appreciated somewhat, but some analysts feel the bolstering is a temporary one.
The South African bond market was weaker on Thursday morning due to a weaker rand and uncertainty about the political environment.
The rand was slightly firmer on Monday morning after a mixed US employment report on Friday spurred intense price action.
Investors on Wednesday morning awaited Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus's announcement on the repo rate.
South Africa was ranked 75 out of 178 countries in the 2014 index of economic freedom, outdoing other sub-Saharan countries and the global average.
November retail trade was up by more than 4% from last year, Statistics South Africa has said.
As businesses and schools reopen on Wednesday, the power utility has warned that the national electricity grid will be under extreme pressure.
A newly-formed retail-focused property fund plans to list on the JSE.
Little changed from its overnight close against the major currencies‚ as the rand held steady in early trade on Tuesday.
The JSE was trading at a new high as this week’s main focus shifts to the medium-term budget policy to be delivered by the finance minister.