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Why did ratings agencies ignore key weaknesses in the SA economy?

Given utterly zany politics and the stagnant economy, why was South Africa not downgraded all the way to junk?

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Why a Zuma purge is on its way

"The National Treasury is particularly vulnerable because so much rides on fiscal policy decisions"

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South Africa: You have been warned

The “underlying strong and converging messages” of the rating agencies sends a clear signal

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Eskom director gets 20 years for fraud

Dawid Malherbe and his company were convicted earlier this year of fraud and money laundering

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Inside South Africa's new energy plan

"Unsurprisingly, the nuclear industry and its supporters have reacted very negatively to the new draft"


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Ratings agencies are not, as some believe, advisers to the government

They should not be seen as a force to influence South Africa's economic management

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