The FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Index (JALSH) gained the most since January, advancing 1.5 percent to 33,603.35 by the close in Johannesburg.
The following were among the most active equities in the market today. Stock symbols follow company names.
Anglo American Plc (AGL) , the diversified miner that makes up more than 7 percent of the index, advanced the most in a day since February, adding 2.9 percent to 271 rand. Copper rose in New York, rebounding from the longest losing streak since February.
BHP Billiton Ltd. (BIL SJ), the world’s biggest resources company, climbed 3.2 percent to 230.07 rand.
Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. (IMP) , South Africa’s second-biggest miner of the metal, gained the most in more than six months, adding 5.6 percent to 141.39 rand. Immediate- delivery platinum gained as much as 2.4 percent to $1,472.24 an ounce, the highest level since May 22.
Anglo American Platinum Corp. Ltd. (AMS) , the biggest platinum miner, climbed 4.1 percent to 510.13 rand.
Exxaro Resources Ltd. (EXX) , the South African coal company that makes about 42 percent of its sales outside the country, rose to the highest in almost a month, adding 1.9 percent to 196.90 rand. Coal shipped from the Richards Bay Coal Terminal, Africa’s largest export facility for the fuel, rose 30 percent to 4.63 million metric tons in May from the same month a year earlier, it said on a statement on its website today.
Sanlam Ltd. (SLM) , the largest South African-based insurer, advanced to the highest in six weeks after saying sales and profit rose in the four months to April. The stock gained 1.3 percent to 33.91 rand.
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