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.
World markets have rallied to the highest level in two weeks and JSE investors were willing participants, with financial shares giving the strongest performance.
Most major indices on the local market have moved higher again, despite various factors which should have forced share prices lower.
The JSE has been moderately lower as the strong dollar continued to put pressure on commodity prices, with the resources sector the big loser.
Major indices on the JSE have rallied strongly after the previous session's sell-off, sparked by indications that US interest rates could be raised sooner than expected.
Indications that a US interest rate hike is closer than most had expected caused havoc on global markets and the JSE, with resources and gold shares the biggest losers.
The JSE has responded positively to good results from SABMiller, remaining in positive territory in mid-morning trade as the weaker rand boosted the Industrial index.
Microsoft says Windows users still can opt-out of upgrading to the latest version of the software despite claims that the company has made it exceedingly difficult to do so
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