The rand fell to its worst level in more than a month on Tuesday morning, amid uncertainty over President Cyril Ramaphosa’s new cabinet. The make-up of new cabinet is in focus, amid speculation of intense lobbying behind the scenes, and anxiety over possible internal divisions within the executive. There are reports that ANC deputy president David Mabuza may serve in that position within the government and is expected to be sworn-in as an MP later in the day. Last week, he requested a delay of his swearing-in to clear allegations against him. The rand is reacting negatively to this uncertainty, said TreasuryOne senior currency dealer Andre Botha, with uncertainty at Eskom also playing its part. The size and composition of Ramaphosa’s cabinet is seen as a key issue for markets, as it could determine the pace and extent of promised anti-corruption efforts, and pro-growth economic reforms. Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe resigned on Friday and the future of the embattled power monopoly, as ...

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