Johannesburg - Shares of gold produces rise after spot prices edge higher with the United States scrambling to agree on increasing the federal debt ceiling before Thursday's deadline.
AngloGold Ashanti climbs 2.9 percent to 137.23, pulling the JSE Gold index up 1.6 percent.
Gold Fields and Harmony Gold add more than 1 percent.
Gold at $1,280 an ounce, has not priced in a US default - which could result from failure to raise the borrowing limit - on expectations that Congress will reach a deal at the last minute.
A default could roil global markets and hamper economic recovery. - Reuters