Global central banks have come to the rescue of the rand, helping SA’s currency recover from losses caused by ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule’s utterances ( on the Reserve Bank’s mandate two weeks ago.

The rand, often a proxy for sentiment on riskier markets, was on Tuesday the biggest gainer among 24 emerging-market currencies tracked by Bloomberg. Gains by local bonds pushed 10-year yields, which move inversely to the price, to the lowest level in more than a year.

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