Terry Bell looks at difficulties and hope on the public sector horizon.
Economies will stabilise only when interference with pricing stops, says Edward Ingram.
SA is in denial about the causes of xenophobic attacks, says Solly Moeng.
The rand has strengthened against the dollar, supported by a hawkish policy by the SA Reserve Bank, which has signalled a rate hike in the coming months.
The rand has been a touch softer while government bonds were flat in cautious trading ahead of the South African Reserve Bank's decision on interest rates.
The rand has weakened for the third day against the dollar, with the greenbank still buoyed by stronger than expected US housing data.
The dollar has extended its gains after getting a boost from strong housing data and expectations for more European central bank stimulus.
The rand has weakened as the dollar was buoyed by strong US housing data that revived bets of a rate hike in the world's strongest economy by year-end.
The rand has been largely stable against the dollar in early trade, with sentiment likely to be driven mainly by the outcome of public sector wage talks.
France's highest administrative court has backed restrictions on unlicensed taxi services in a decision that will hit US start-up Uber.
Good, it will stabilise Eskom's finances
Unfair to consumers who pay for power in those municipalities
It makes no difference to me
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