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The JSE All Share index closed down 0.97% as losses in all the indices flagged ongoing globals concerns.
On Wednesday the JSE All Share index edged ahead by 0.19 % on the back of industrial shares which rose 0.56%.
2005 was a record-beating year for South Africa's JSE, with foreigners buying a record net R50-billion worth of local shares, the All Share index rocketing 43% - reaching countless record highs in the process - and the JSE's market capitalisation increasing by 40% over 2004.
"In the waiting area of a large office complex in Accra, Ghana, it's standing room only as citizens with bundles of cash line up to buy shares of a mutual fund that has yielded an average 60% annually for the past seven years ..." Journalist and filmmaker Carol Pineau meets entrepreneurs from 10 African countries, emerging with a picture of the continent you won't get from watching the evening news.