Johannesburg – To avoid a downgrade to junk status, South Africans should do their best to “galvanise positivity” ahead of rating agencies’ visit to the country next week, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in Sandton on Tuesday.
He was speaking at the 2016 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies awards ceremony, where he was named business leader of the year. The event recognises the top performing companies on the JSE.
“We need to use that resilience and not forget that we are a hopeful people. We will get the best results possible even in a difficult situation,” he said. Gordhan referred to the difficulties the country is currently facing, and said surmounting them is not “impossible”.