Is SA really Africa's biggest economy?

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Cape Town - It is too close to make a call on whether South Africa toppled Nigeria to claim the fancy status of the largest economy in Africa, according to KPMG senior economist Christie Viljoen.

Viljoen told Fin24 it will "come down to the GDP numbers released by the relevant statistics agencies over the next few weeks".

It was widely reported that SA had overtaken Nigeria as Africa’s biggest economy in dollar terms owing to the strengthening of the rand rally and the devaluation of the naira in June 2016.

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