Oil slides as emerging stocks rebound with the rand

Concerns over disruption in Iraq's crude oil supplies have been abated and both a stronger rand and ruble have seen emerging markets advancing.

Rand leads emerging market stock fall from 13-month high

Shares in emerging markets dropped from a 13-month high as the rand softened and shares in China, India and Iraq slid.

Eurozone stimulus may boost rand

If stimulus measures move over to the eurozone, it could spell a slight respite for South Africa's beleaguered currency.

Why a weak rand won’t save us

ANALYSIS: A frail currency pushes up inflation and has no effect on productivity.

Implats profit climbs 11% as sales rise and the rand drops

The second biggest platinum producer is reporting good earnings despite a wage strike entering its sixth week.

Rand fluctuates near 3-week high before inflation data

The currency has rebounded in anticipation of inflation data and higher than expected numbers could spell an end to the rand's weakness.

Traders bless rand down in Africa

The currency's trade volume and volatility is keeping currency analysts on their toes.

Economic week ahead: Policy decisions, data to dominate

America's monthly jobs report and a slew of central bank meetings will dominate this week's economic calendar.

Petrol price hikes, tolls, higher interest rates: When will it end?

It seems 2014 will be a tough year for consumers, and economists say one can only expect respite sometime in 2015.

Dollar strengthens as emerging market selloff deepens

Further tapering of monetary stimulus, announced by the US Federal Reserve, has seen the dollar climb while other currencies feel the pressure.

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.

Economists warn SA is living beyond its means

Economists say one of the biggest factors for the depreciating rand is that South Africans are living beyond their means.

Press Releases

UKZN scientists make the grade

Dr Veron Ramsuran and Dr Lenine Liebenberg have been named in the African Academy of Science's top 40 list.

Wellcome Trust award goes to UKZN mental health champion

Dr Andr? J van Rensburg, a senior researcher in UKZN's Centre for Rural Health, received the Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

MTN gears up to deliver improved customer service

On 28 January, the first batch of MTN contract customers will be migrated onto the new customer service platform.

Request for expression of interest on analysis of quality and outcome indicators for regional and district hospitals in Lesotho

Introduction The Ministry of Health of Lesotho with the support of the World Bank funded Nutrition and Health Systems Strengthening...

MiX Telematics enhances in-vehicle video camera solution

The company has launched the gold MiX Vision Bureau Service, which includes driver-coaching tools to ensure risky driver behaviour can be addressed proactively and efficiently.

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