The Sapo strike is not a cause but a symptom of malaise, says Terry Bell.
Politicians urgently need to bone up on economics, says Mzwandile Jacks.
The Post Office strike is a symptom of years of mismanagement, says Terry Bell.
The rand has hovered near the previous day's five-week highs against the dollar, still anchored by a well-received mini budget.
The rand has held near recent highs against the dollar in early trade, looking for direction after hitting the R10.92 area.
The dollar has edged down against the yen in Asia after rallying on good economic data, with the first Ebola case in New York City hitting investors' risk appetite.
The rand has weakened against the dollar, following Finance MInister Nhlanhla Nene's warning that the economy was struggling to reduce poverty and create jobs.
The euro has rebounded modestly in Asia after it dropped in New York on reports that the European Central Bank could expand its bond-buying programme.
The rand has edged firmer against the dollar but has surrendered some of its earlier gains as investors held their bets ahead of the mini budget review.
Ministerial intervention to end the SA Post Office dispute with a 6.5% pay rise seems to have caused even more complications as a wage agreement already exists.
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