Stocks slid on Tuesday, dragged down by resources companies.
The rand firmed on Thursday after new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba pledged to work to keep the country from a third credit downgrade to junk status.
US stocks eased on Wednesday and the S&P 500 closed below a key technical level for the first time since Election Day.
Foreign investors have been snapping up South African banking stocks, enticed by the cheapest valuations relative to emerging-market peers since 2011.
Stocks gained on Tuesday, led by shares of gold and platinum producers, as spot bullion jumped more than 1 percent.
The JSE is investigating certain trades in the hours before former finance minister Pravin Gordhan was recalled from an international ...
The general retailers index posted its biggest daily loss in nearly two weeks on Monday, capping gains on the bourse.
Bank shares slip further into the red, despite attempts by the lenders to assure the country that their assets were safe after a downgrade in ratings.