Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Gold and other precious metals rallied on Monday after a strike against Saudi Arabian oil facilities raised the possibility of retaliatory US military action in the Middle East.
The local currency has strengthened to its best level in more than a month.
The rand closed at R14.74/$ on Friday.
Here's how the day wrapped up.
The rand closed at R15.33/$ on Thursday.
The local currency was trading at R15.30/$ at the close of SA markets, after the opening the day at R15.28 to the greenback.
The rand closed at R15.44/$ on Thursday.
The rand closed at R15.34/$ on Tuesday.
The rand closed at R15.27/$ on Thursday.
The rand was on the backfoot for most of the day.
The local currency traded in a range between R14.60 and R14.74 to the greenback on Wednesday.
The rand closed at R14.74/$ on Monday.
The local currency strengthened significantly on Wednesday to record its best day in weeks.
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The rand closed at R15.37/$ on Wednesday.
This after the local unit made a comeback earlier following Fed comments earlier in the day.
SA's inflation figure came out at 4.0% for July today, which was better than the 4.5% in June.
TreasuryONE said in a note earlier that EM currencies had recovered from their weaker levels.
The rand closed at R15.41/$ on Wednesday.
The local unit ended the day more than 1% weaker at R15.08/$.
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