Από τον αστικό τύπο (εξαιρετικό άρθρο για να κατανοήσει κανείς τη σύγχρονη γλώσσα του κεφαλαίου, η έμφαση σε ορισμένα σημεία δική μας):
The rand breached 10 to the dollar for the first time in more than four years on Thursday after an attempt by the country’s president to allay concerns over labour unrest misfired badly. Remarks by President Jacob Zuma at a hastily-called news conference had the opposite effect to that intended, which coupled with poor monthly revenue and spending data sent bonds to their weakest in two months. Investors quickly sold the currency after Zuma’s comments that a democracy should not regard strikes as a problem. The rand extended those losses after Glencore Xstrata Plc said as many as 1,500 South African workers had gone on an illegal strike at three of its chrome mines. Market watchers said Zuma’s media address disappointed investors by failing to outline concrete steps to resolve the persistent labour strife which has hit mining output in the world’s largest platinum producer. Dealers said Zuma’s address did not inspire any confidence.