Analysis & Profiles 19.6.2016 12:20 pm

How investors see SA: lots of potential, not worth the hassle

Overall South Africa is viewed as a difficult place to do business and investors are still rattled by Zuma’s sacking of respected Nene.

South Africa has narrowly survived a downgrade of the rating of its government bonds. The reprieve, however, is temporary because government has been warned by the Big Three rating agencies – Fitch, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s – to pull up its socks.

How investors see SA: lots of potential, not worth the hassle
How investors see SA: lots of potential, not worth the hassle

How investors see SA: lots of potential, not worth the hassle

Overall South Africa is viewed as a difficult place to do business and investors are still rattled by Zuma’s sacking of respected Nene.

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