The Sapo strike is not a cause but a symptom of malaise, says Terry Bell.
Politicians urgently need to bone up on economics, says Mzwandile Jacks.
The Post Office strike is a symptom of years of mismanagement, says Terry Bell.
South African stocks have fallen for a third straight session, with iron ore producer Assore being the biggest decliner among blue chips.
The battle between the bulls and the bears on the JSE is in full swing and the future direction of the market will depend on which side gets the upper hand.
South African shares have ended in the red, dragged lower by MTN, which surprised investors with news it was struggling to sign on new subscribers in Nigeria.
South African stocks have retreated, led by platinum producers that were hit by data showing a sharp fall in Chinese imports of the precious metal.
Despite the positive response to the mini budget, the JSE's recovery lost momentum and markets were spooked by the dire economic picture painted by Nhlanhla Nene.
The JSE's prospects are looking up but after a sharp recovery, the market was mainly treading water ahead of the medium-term budget proposals.
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft left the International Space Station to return to Earth.
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