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Today's headlines:

1. The rand is on a tear, strengthening to below R16.90/$ this morning. Overnight, Wall Street rose – despite the US recording a single-day record of 60,000 new coronavirus cases.

2. Locally, another 100 South Africans died in the past day, with Gauteng now officially having more cases (75,000 infections) than the Western Cape, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced. He warned that Gauteng and the Eastern Cape are set to run out of hospital beds for Covid-19 patients within the next month.

3. After another two generation units tripped, Eskom asked the public to reduce electricity usage.

4. SAA business rescue practitioners have sweetened the retrenchment deal for employees. While officially only 1,000 workers of the labour force of 4,600 will be retained, another 1,000 employees will be placed on a “training layoff scheme”, and SAA will pay some benefits for these workers.

5. Steinhoff agreed to sell its stake in furniture retailer Conforama France to Mobilux Sàrl for a nominal amount


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