South Africa Economy

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Rising uncertainty over fiscal policy has seen South Africa’s sovereign credit cut to junk status by two rating agencies, although the move appears to have had only a modest impact on the currency thus far, with inflation still within the target range.

South Africa’s economy faced another challenging year in 2016, as soft commodity prices, slow domestic demand and an uncertain political outlook combined to limit growth, with prospects for the coming year expected to be only somewhat more positive.

Articles & Analysis | Share Analysis: Sanlam - Insurance from The Report: South Africa 2016


THE COMPANY: Established in 1918, Sanlam has grown to become the second-largest listed life insurance company in South Africa, after Old Mutual. The group operated as a mutual fund until its listing on the Johannesburg and Namibian stock exchanges in 1998. In legacy of its demutualisation, Sanlam...

Articles & Analysis | Share Analysis: Woolworths - Retail from The Report: South Africa 2016


THE COMPANY: Woolworths Holdings is an investment holding company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange that operates through three wholly owned subsidiaries, Woolworths (proprietary), David Jones and Country Road Group, as well as a joint venture – Woolworths Financial Services. Woolworths is...

Articles & Analysis | Share Analysis: Kumba - Mining from The Report: South Africa 2016


THE COMPANY: Kumba is a listed iron ore mining company and 70% subsidiary of global diversified miner Anglo American, benefitting from group procurement and mine optimisation strategies. Kumba was formed in a 2001 demerger from South African integrated steel company Iscor and a subsequent demerger...


THE COMPANY: MTN is a multinational telecommunications company, headquartered in South Africa, with operations in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East. MTN’s offerings include voice services through 2G or GSM networks and data services through 3G networks. Incorporated in 1994 under the...

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