Intervention in the market rout leaves the country's commitment to economic reform in question.
Though gold is still South Africa’s top export, it has slipped from being the world’s biggest producer in 2006 and is now in sixth position.
The remaining five of the ten South Africans arrested in China will be released, Dirco has said.
Policymakers have gone to unprecedented lengths to prop up stocks struggling after the biggest sell-off in two decades.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has intervened to secure the release of the remaining five detainees while in China on an official visit.
Five of the 11 detainees China has agreed to release are South Africans, according to the NGO Gift of the Givers. The other six are British.
Ten South Africans were detained, along with nine Britons and one Indian, says local charity Gift of the Givers.
The steepest rally since 2009 on Thursday showed the markets are finally responding to the government's multipronged effort to halt the slide.
Global investors fear that China's market turmoil will destabilise the financial system, and be a bigger risk than the crisis in Greece.
China's tumbling stock market showed signs of seizing up on Wednesday, as companies scrambled to escape the rout.
Countries are trade partners with a shared goal of challenging US hegemony, but disputes and competing interests make the relationship more complex.
It may not be fast, quiet or comfortable but the trip from Shixi to Huangcun is special for tourists and essential for residents.
The travel giant is looking to the world’s top tourist market to turn around its ailing fortunes.
Online retail giant Alibaba is launching MYbank, an online lender, and Chinese banks are pushing back with online malls.
China and Russia signed an agreement last month not to carry out cyber-attacks on each other. Looks like no one told China’s biggest arms maker.
A Chinese state-owned newspaper has warned the US that their continued resistance to the building of artificial islands will lead to a full-blown war.
The mainland's control of bookshops and media outlets has led to soft censorship and restrictions on what people can read in Hong Kong.
China appears to be taking criticism of its relationship with African countries to heart and is reviewing its approach to investment and development.
It turns out defaults in China aren't such a bad thing for financial markets after all.