Gold, oil at new highs

Gold prices soared to new records trecently, on the back of oil's surge, helped by geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty. The oil price hit $100 a barrel in trading last week, having increased 57% last year, according to Fortune magazine. This puts oil within reach of its all-time inflation-adjusted high of $102 a barrel.

Zim’s loss, SA’s gain

Zimbabwe has effectively outsourced its economy to South Africa, sending workers south of the Limpopo to mop up skilled jobs and receiving $500-million a year in return. Estimates vary, but it is thought Zimbabwean migrants in South Africa number between 800 000 and three million.

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