Captured South African journalist Shiraaz Mohamed is alive in Syria and could be home within a month.
THE rand slumped yesterday to past R8 to the US dollar, following concerns over Europe's debt problems.
The currency hit a six-month low yesterday as investors decided to off-load risky assets. This was the first time the rand had breached the R8 a dollar mark since early November, "reminding everyone that it is geared to the global economic cycle." - Sapa