With so much tilting voters against change, democratic reason is the loser, says Solly Moeng.
True grit is a reliable predictor of who will achieve success in life, says Ian Mann.
The system sucks and it’s being used far too often as an excuse, says Mandi Smallhorne.
The rand has firmed against the dollar on improved risk appetite, but analysts say the unit looked vulnerable to the possibility of a ratings downgrade.
The dollar has held gains against the yen after risk appetite among Asian investors jumped on the back of rising expectations of a rise in US borrowing costs.
The dollar has rallied and crude oil fell with gold as speculation mounted that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates as early as next month.
The rand has weakened against the dollar as a bout of risk aversion triggered by lower commodity prices and expectations of a US rate hike cooled investor appetite.
The dollar has held steady against the euro in a market focused on Fed rate hike plans, while the yen gained after the G7 warned Japan against currency intervention.
The rand has firmed after police said they have no plans to arrest Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, but traders say the unit will benefit if tensions around him eased.
Social media has been with us since at least 2004, but users have learnt the hard way that thoughtless posting can lead to long term regret.
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