— A stronger rand and weaker commodity prices may make the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) stumble on Wednesday.
Disappointing U.S. productivity data released on Tuesday caused the dollar to weaken, strengthening the rand by 0.33% to about R13.37 ahead of the JSE’s opening on Wednesday morning.(Business Day)
— Eskom’s anniversary of no load shedding was marred on national Women’s Day with a strike action escalation and two unrelated incidences at its nuclear power station on Tuesday.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said its members at Eskom will embark on a full-blown strike in all nine provinces of South Africa on Wednesday.(Fin24).
— South African women continue to be victimized through sexual crimes, the African National Congress (ANC) said on Tuesday.
“The lives of hundreds of thousands of women across the country have been transformed for the better, yet we face challenges,” ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said in a statement.(News24) Enditem
Source: Xinhua/News Ghana