The markets reacted with remarkable equanimity to US President Donald Trump's nasty tweet about SA on Thursday: "I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. 'South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.' @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews" Erm, actually, that's not happening and the markets did pretty well nothing. By Friday the rand was marginally stronger than it had been just before Trump's tweet. On the ground, though, back in SA, social media exploded, some people thanking Trump and others condemning him. I lean towards the latter but the tweet I enjoyed most was from Ryan Coetzee, the former DA strategist, while enjoying a holiday in Turkey, another of Trump's favourite allies. "SA Twitter wriggling with excitement at being the subject of a Trump tweet," wrote Coetzee. "A new day, a new opportunity for some to explode with outrage; for others, secret/not-...

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