5 things you should know before trading opens today

Here’s what is happening in the markets today:

  • A new report by the The Employment Equity Commission (EEC) shows that white males still control business in South Africa, with affirmative action stats for 2015/16 reflecting the same story as 2014/15 –  that black economic empowerment was moving painfully slow, while white males continue to command top jobs. The group wants to set up workshops to find out why.

In other news: The DA launched its election manifesto this weekend in Gauteng – however the party’s mayoral candidate for the city of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, was a no-show. Analysts say that Mashaba’s absence could hurt the party’s plans to take the city. According to DA leader Mmusi Maimane, Mashaba’s plane from China was delayed.

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5 things you should know before trading opens today