In South Africa Rand hit by student protest outside presidential offices

"The student protests doesn't reflect well to offshore investors and the fact that the government is already under pressure from a fiscal perspective and the situation adds to pressure going forward,"

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South African rand hit by student protest outside presidential offices

(Timeslive)
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South Africa's rand touched a 3-1/2 week low against the dollar on Friday as investor sentiment soured over the two week long student protests over tuition fees that have hit universities countrywide.

By 1412 GMT the rand was trading 1.26 percent down at 13.5740, reversing earlier gains as a stronger dollar also weighed down the local currency.

"The student protests doesn't reflect well to offshore investors and the fact that the government is already under pressure from a fiscal perspective and the situation adds to pressure going forward," said Ricardo Da Camara, market analyst at ETM Analytics.

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