The cost of uninformed medical consent runs into billions, says Mandi Smallhorne.
Athens' relations with the EU was an accident waiting to happen, says Leopold Scholtz.
Nene's budget may be a touch too conservative, says Jaco Leuvennink.
The rand has weakened against the dollar, in line with other emerging-market currencies, after the greenback strengthened on growing prospects of a rise in US interest rates.
The rand has opened the new month weaker against the dollar, extending steep losses triggered by a widening trade deficit revealed by poor trade numbers.
The rand has stumbled more than 1% to its softest in nearly a week after the trade balance swung into a wide deficit, pointing to continued pressure on the current account.
The rand has steadied against the dollar as traders await the release of trade data later in the day and continue to digest Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget.
The rand has weakened against the dollar in line with the euro, relinquishing earlier gains which had been triggered by the government's plan to narrow the budget deficit.
The day after Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene raised income tax for the first time in 20 years, the rand has been trading not far off its previous closing level.
The Square Kilometre Array project will lead to new innovations in manufacturing and construction and transform the SA economy, according to deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.
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