Rand Depreciation

There’s more to a stronger rand than government will admit

The currency’s moves have been driven by global factors, but more ratings shifts can reverse gains.

Editorial: Free the rand from meddling hands

Share prices have been collapsing as investors have watched the inept bumbling of Zuma and his associates with increasing trepidation and horror.

Rand leads currency drop as Zuma replaces finance minister

The rand has declined after Pravin Gordhan was replaced as finance minister and new leadership appointed in the mining and energy ministries.

Rand weakens on inflation acceleration and unrest in other emerging economies

The rand stumbled for a second day as inflation rose and unrest in Ukraine and Thailand caused investors to sour towards emerging markets.

Gordhan: Rand is below fair value

The finance minister says government is monitoring the currency but a rate hike has done little to stem the depreciation of the rand.

Up-and-down outlook as rand continues its slide

South Africa's economic indicators have been a mixed bag, with some numbers spelling doom and gloom, and others suggesting a better year than last.

Anglo American Platinum returns to profit

Increased sales and a weak rand saw the world's biggest platinum producer return to profit last year, it announced on Wednesday.

Rand sees five-year lows on fears of platinum strike

The rand has dropped to fresh five-year lows as majority union Amcu decides whether to strike at the country's three biggest platinum mines.

South African bonds weaken with rand

South African bonds have been pulled down by the depreciating rand.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it