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.

Press Releases

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.