In the absence of a credible opposition party to challenge the ANC, perhaps the IMF is best placed to help the party, writes Ayabulela Dlakavu.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Tuesday unveiled a second multi-billion rand bailout for the power utility within five months, aid that may force the cash-strapped government to increase borrowing and taxes.
Ratings agencies are looking for institutional, economic and financial stability as well as resilience, says Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership SA.
Ratings agency Moody's has changed its rating of the City of Cape Town municipality from negative to stable.
Shahied Daniels, recently appointed as new CEO of the SA Institute of Professional Accountants, talks strategy with Fin24.
Analysts have mixed expectations for Standard & Poor's upcoming ratings action on SA's sovereign debt, expected to be announced on Friday.
Economists also had differing views on whether Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene leaving would affect the outcome of the upcoming ratings action on the country's sovereign debt by Moody's.
SA’s fiscal consolidation will be slower than the government estimates because of weak economic growth and a higher public sector wage bill, says Moody’s.
One year since the country lost its investment-grade rating, South Africa is basking in new-found confidence with Cyril Ramaphosa in charge.
Moody's Investors Service has confirmed the long-term global scale ratings of 10 South African regional and local governments with stable outlooks.
Moody’s warns that negative developments in fiscal policy will impact its future ratings, including SOEs impacting government debt – especially Eskom.
South Africa is en route to spend R1 out of every R7.5 in government revenue on sovereign debt interest repayments by 2020, according to Moody's Investors Service.
The woman with the South African economy in the palm of her hands personifies Parisian elegance, is slight and quiet - yet she holds such heft for our country.
In his Budget speech, Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni spoke directly to rating agencies to address some of their most important concerns, says David French, director of tax consulting at Mazars.
Moody's weighs in on the credit implications for SA if the government adheres to Eskom's request for it to assume R100bn of its government-guaranteed debt.
Sanisha Packirisamy, an economist at Momentum Investments, shares her views on Mboweni's maiden mini budget, and how ratings agencies may react.
The decision by Naspers to unbundle its video entertainment operation is credit negative for lenders, says ratings agency Moody's, while S&P says the transaction's rationale appears sound.
Two of the largest international ratings agencies, Moody’s and S&P have downplayed concerns about the policy adopted by the ANC at its December conference to expropriate land without compensation.
The power utility says that while its recent credit rating downgrade is 'disappointing', ratings agency Moody's acknowledged that it had taken positive strides over the past two months.
The power utility has had its credit rating again downgraded by Moody’s which cited a lack of clarity regarding plans to stabilise its finances.
Treasury’s Director General Dondo Mogajane says 'emotions ran high' among senior staff after they learned Moody’s would keep SA at above investment grade.
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