Self-made leaders from humble homes would make a welcome change, says Mzwandile Jacks.
South Africans seem to spend more time and money preparing for death than for life.
Telling off the West won't bring in much-needed foreign investment, says Leopold Scholtz.
The euro has weakened alongside the yen as investors turned away from haven currencies before a US payrolls report.
The rand has edged up against the dollar in early trade, with traders and analysts expecting the currency to get direction mainly from US employment data.
The dollar has treaded water against other major currencies as foreign exchange traders awaited the next day's US jobs report for September.
The pound has strengthened for a second day against the euro as a report showed UK manufacturing grew faster last month than economists forecast.
After a quarter that has seen the yen surge and concern that China’s economy was slowing, October began on a more positive note.
The rand has started the fourth quarter firmer against the dollar, drawing strength from overnight gains in emerging market currencies.
MTN aims to make five South Africans millionaires in a summer promotion.
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