Of course, the likelihood of President Jacob Zuma being ousted from power was small. The vote of no confidence was a shining beacon of hope for those who wished to expunge the government of corruption and the misappropriation of public funds. However, having already survived previous votes of no confidence during his eight years in power, it was always likely that Zuma would stay – even if this time the balloting was done in secret. His continued tenure will have a negative effect on the rand. The currency went up in value when there was a vague hope that his term would end prematurely, but with that prospect dashed, its value has once again plummeted. As the president clings to power, it seems unlikely that the rand will increase in value anytime soon. Therefore, it makes sense that people would consider investing their money elsewhere to achieve better returns. The idea of investing somewhere more politically stable has never looked more attractive. For the disaffected in South Af...

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