SA badly needs leaders like the man who turned Singapore around, says Leopold Scholtz.
Terry Bell tackles labour issues including the Medupi strike.
There is rising demand for the country’s high-tech products, says Arthur Goldstuck.
The rand has extended losses against the dollar, despite a hawkish monetary policy statement, mainly reflecting broad-based strength of the greenback.
The rand has been a shade softer against the dollar and was seen weakening further after escalating tensions in the Middle East hit investor appetite.
The rand has weakened against the US dollar ahead of an interest rate decision by the central bank, although the currency remained in sight of recent three week highs.
The rand is on the upswing, extending gains to a new three-week high to a dollar weighed down on expectations the Federal Reserve will delay an interest rate hike to September.
The rand has steadied against the dollar after pushing firmer than R12.00 overnight, helped by a stronger euro after the Fed signalled a gradual rate hike.
The rand has been largely steady, with market players anticipating few ripples from the Reserve Bank's upcoming interest rate decision.
Purges of the SABC board continue as Rachel Kalidass and Ronnie Lubisi have been given the boot.
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