The former labour minister and reserve bank governor may be planning a return to politics as he steps down as AngloGold Ashanti's chairperson.
The currency has rebounded in anticipation of inflation data and higher than expected numbers could spell an end to the rand's weakness.
America's monthly jobs report and a slew of central bank meetings will dominate this week's economic calendar.
Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus believes that while adjustments to tapering will be trying, it is ultimately good news.
Speculation over whether the US Fed will begin tapering sees the rand drop ahead of a decision.
Bonds rose on news that retail sales missed estimates, encouraging speculation that interest rates will remain unchanged for longer.
The Reserve Bank is keeping a watchful eye on whether the US will default on its debt payments.
The rand has reached its highest level since August 9 following Lawrence Summers removing his bid for Federal Reserve chairperson.
Monetary policy decisions by the US Federal Reserve and SA Reserve Bank will keep economists and investors on the edge of their seats this week.
The SA Reserve Bank deputy governor has assured the public that the bank will react should inflation breach the 6% mark for a prolonged period.
Credit growth is likely to remain subdued during the second half of the year, says an expert.
Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth's bid to have South Africa's entire exchange control system declared unconstitutional has failed.
The South African Reserve Bank has announced it would keep the repo rate unchanged at 5%.
The SA Reserve Bank will announce its latest rates decision. No change is expected as policymakers balance inflation risks against growth concerns.
A flailing rand dogged by labour unrest and the threat of unreasonably high wages has prompted the SA Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged.
Following its monetary police committee's three-day meeting, the South African Reserve Bank has left the repo rate at 5% for the third time.
South Africa's monetary policy committee is due to discuss interest rates this week and the rand's weakness is most likely to dominate the agenda.
The South African Reserve Bank has announced it would stick to its accommodative stance on monetary policy.
The South African Reserve Bank says new bank notes featuring the face of former president Nelson Mandela will enter circulation on November 6.