All claims of fact made in the media should be verifiable, says Mandi Smallhorne.
It has been a grave mistake to defy both Russia and France, says Leopold Scholtz.
No political figure seems to have the guts to speak out against Dudu Myeni, says Solly Moeng.
South Africa’s trade deficit has widened in October to the biggest gap since January as imports of machinery, vehicles and oil climbed.
The rand has been flat against the dollar, but traders and analysts say it could turn weaker if the October trade deficit came in bigger than expected.
The euro has headed south as traders bet that the European Central Bank will open up the monetary stimulus taps, while key US jobs data were also in focus.
The euro has been set for its longest stretch of weekly declines versus the yen since the shared currency’s 1999 creation.
The rand has weakened in thin trade with US markets closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, while stocks are set to edge lower along with emerging market peers.
The euro has hovered around seven-month lows and was also weak against Asian currencies on speculation that the ECB will unleash fresh stimulus measures.
Social media mentions of Black Friday grew more than 300% this year in South Africa compared to 2014, according to an online customer engagement agency.
Going to negatively affect consumers this festive season
Not that bad - it’s a small increase
I don’t care, it doesn’t affect me
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