The local unit traded at 10,70 against the dollar by 07h03 GMT, up 0,4% from Thursday's close.
Government bonds were largely stable, with the yield for the 2026 paper edging up 1 basis point to 8,32% and that for the bond due next year adding half a basis point to 6,65%.
Local assets took their cue from bullish global markets as investors bet that monetary policy would stay loose in
"South African assets still offer some great emerging market value and we expect real money flows to continue,"
However, investors are still worried that a resolution remains elusive to end a crippling domestic platinum strike, which pushed the economy into contraction in the first quarter of the year.
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