No one should be as rich as Elon Musk
/ 20 January 2021

No one should be as rich as Elon Musk

The reactions to Elon Musk’s billionaire status are evidence that far too many South Africans have not fully grasped the destructive consequences of inequality. Entrepreneur Musk was recently crowned the richest man in the world. The founder and chief of Tesla Motors sits on a total net worth of $195-billion. The rapid swelling of Musk’s […]

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/ 15 May 2008

JSE mixed, but SAB climbs

South African stocks were a mixed bag with a weaker bias at noon on Thursday, but brewer SABMiller climbed on above-forecasts year end earnings. At noon, the all-share index was down 0,16%. Resources fell 0,67%, the gold mining index was off 1,62% but the platinum mining index added 0,15%.

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/ 25 April 2008

JSE mixed in quiet trade, but MTN jumps

South African stocks were mixed in a thin-volume session by noon on Friday, with MTN in focus on vague newspaper reports that an Indian firm might launch a takeover bid for the local mobile telecoms firm, traders said. By midday the JSE’s broader all-share index was down 0,14%. Resources fell 1,27%.

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/ 11 March 2008

JSE slightly weaker on miners

South African stocks were slightly lower at noon on Tuesday, pressured by miners on faltering metal prices, but improved sentiment in overseas markets restricted losses, traders said. At noon, the JSE’s broader all-share index had given up 0,19% at 30 056,80.

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/ 23 October 2007

JSE stays firm after Wall Street rally

The JSE remained firm at noon on Tuesday, spurred by Wall Street’s overnight rebound and firmer European markets as risk aversion eased. Miners lifted the main index, buoyed by a recovery in commodities prices as metals investors chased after bargains following Monday’s sharp losses, while a slight weakness in the dollar added to the upbeat mood in the metals complex.

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/ 22 October 2007

JSE stays sharply lower on world markets

The JSE retained its weak tone at noon on Monday, in line with overseas markets amid renewed concerns about the health of the United States economy. At 11.56am, the all-share index was off 1,51%. Resources fell 2,48%, while the gold-mining and platinum-mining indices gave up 1% and 3,47% respectively.

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/ 7 September 2007

Local bourse loses earlier gains

The JSE all-share index gave up earlier gains of just over 0,5%, trading at just 0,21% in the black shortly before midday on Friday. "It hasn’t been an exciting day, we are up slightly. We initially saw gold stocks up on the stronger gold price, which supported the rest of the market," said a local trader.