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South African stocks have ended in positive territory as talks to end a platinum-sector strike injected fresh optimism in the sector.
South African stocks have climbed as mining shares were lifted by positive production updates and data showing Chinese economic growth came in a touch above forecasts.
The market seems to be looking for direction, with the platinum strike possibly meaning no or even negative growth for the SA economy in the first quarter.
South African stocks have been dragged lower by top tier mining stocks as global gold prices slumped by more than 2% on US dollar strength.
All major indices are lower as shares fail to rise on US stocks' lead and profit takers use every opportunity to cash in as investors fret over valuations.
Shares on the JSE ended a see-saw session slightly stronger, with mining shares adding the most points to the main index as commodity prices pushed higher.
The DA's "Ayisafani" (It's not the same) election TV advert - originally pulled off the air by the SABC - has garnered nearly half a million views on YouTube.
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