SA's leaders have upped their support of the water-intensive coal industry, says Keith Schneider.
The world can't afford the $4.7trn a year in environmental costs of business, says Mandi Smallhorne.
With so much tilting voters against change, democratic reason is the loser, says Solly Moeng.
Emerging-market currencies have fallen, extending their worst monthly decline since August, on mounting signs the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in June.
With European markets at a month-high, the JSE's Industrial index has continued to pull the market higher, with the local bourse already at the highest level this year.
The rand has been under pressure as a likely credit downgrade weighed on sentiment and solid economic data from the United States hurt emerging markets.
The dollar has powered higher after Fed chair Janet Yellen said the US economy was improving enough to support an increase in interest rates in coming months.
The rand has weakened against the dollar as credit ratings downgrade fears weighed on sentiment, coupled with subdued risk appetite globally.
The rand has edged weaker as risk appetite faded globally before a speech by the US central bank that could signal higher interest rates, drawing attention away from SA.
Local telecommunications company Telkom says cable theft has cost it over R200m in losses during its 2015 financial year.
Necessary as the rand remains under pressure
Going to put more strain on consumers
It doesn’t affect me
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