THE JSE continued its strong start to the year with another record close on Thursday. After some profit-taking earlier in the day, the JSE moved higher in the afternoon after the US ADP employment data showed strong private-sector jobs growth last month.
The official nonfarm payrolls data are due on Friday.
"We are ending higher on the back of the US data. The gain is not as big as on Wednesday, but it does give us positive momentum," a local equity trader said.
At 5pm‚ the all share index was up 0.46% to 40,245.01.
Anglo American shed 0.33% to R276.50, while fellow resource stock BHP Billiton dropped 1.19% to R303.84, after both made big gains on Wednesday.
Platinum miner Aquarius surged 14.02% to R9.35, while Impala Platinum lost 1.65% to R167.
Vodacom gained 2.38% to R129.20 and retailer Mr Price added 2.94% to R144.12.
Luxury goods group Richemont gained another 2.43% to R67.90.