Junk status looms after mid-term budget fails to inspire confidence – It is not looking good for SA

Economists have warned that South Africa could be in line for a credit downgrade to junk status – possibly before the end of the year. Their fears come in light of Malusi Gigaba’s mid-term budget speech, delivered to parliament on Wednesday. “It is not in the public interest, nor is it in the interests of […]
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No end to SAA’s nightmares

The nation’s beleaguered airline has breathing room until October 31 — Halloween, after which its debt demons may return to haunt it with a vengeance. It is understood that most of SAA’s lenders have agreed to roll over the outstanding debt that came due at the end of September for one more month while negotiations […]
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