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S&P Global has lowered the long-term local currency ratings on South Africa, saying fiscal financing needs are increasing beyond their previous base-case expectations.

Democracy on the rise in Africa - ISS

Democracy has been rising steadily in Africa because citizens are getting tired of autocrats and want to have a say in how things are done, the Institute for Security Studies says.

S&P ratings decision good news - for now

The affirmation of South Africa’s sovereign credit rating is good news, but it should serve as a warning to policymakers, according to analysts.