[SASOL our oil-from-coal company, based on German technology, lost a staggering 80% so far! Incredible.
I am delighted to see NASPERS taking a nice big fall. NASPERS is basically an Afrikaans newspaper and media company that has teamed up with Jews and is BIG IN CHINA. They are extremely anti-white. I hate them. They are also the biggest stock on the Johannesburg stock exchange.
I am delighted to see them fall. Lovely. Sink you bastards. Jan]
South Africa’s benchmark stock index plunged the most since the market crash of October 1997 as reaction to U.S. measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus accelerated the sell-off sweeping through global equities.
The FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Index sank as much as 9.3% as of 3:34 p.m. in Johannesburg. Naspers Ltd., South Africa’s biggest stock, fell 7.1% to weigh heaviest on the overall market. Mining stocks plummeted 14%, set for a record decline. All but three of the benchmark’s 158 members were lower Thursday as selling by risk-averse investors spread to all sectors.
“It’s all panic selling right now,” said Rene Hochreiter, an analyst at Noah Capital Markets Ltd. in Johannesburg.
Fuel and chemicals producer Sasol Ltd., among companies worst affected by the sharp drop in oil prices amid concerns about its debt levels, posted further heavy losses, falling 40%. It has plunged 80% in four days.
“It’s broad-based, indiscriminate selling,” said Seleho Tsatsi, an analyst at Anchor Capital in Johannesburg.
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