The rand hit a three-week high against the dollar on Monday as emerging markets were buoyed by France’s presidential election first-round win.
Stocks rose on Monday, but gold mining firms anchored gains as safe haven assets were less in demand.
The liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry has been shaken up by the release of the Competition Commission's market inquiry report.
Twitter is abuzz with news that the rand has recovered substantially, breaking through the key R13 to the dollar barrier.
Miners, earnings support European shares; French stocks under pressure ahead of election.
South Africa’s Crop Estimates Committee is expected to slightly lower its summer maize forecast when it gives its third estimate next week.
Zimbabwe Revenue Authority says mineral royalties firm up as output had risen by as much as 22 percent in the first quarter.
The rand gains against a weakening dollar, boosted by reassurances that government does not plan to nationalise the country’s mines and banks.