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South Africa and the IMF
Updated October 11, 2014

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Transcripts
October 10, 2014 -- Transcript of the African Department Press Briefing
October 12, 2013 -- Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference
September 22, 2011 -- Transcript of a Civil Society Organizations Town Hall
January 25, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund’s Global Financial Stability Report and World Economic Outlook Updates
January 06, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
October 09, 2010 -- Transcript of G-24 Press Conference
October 10, 2008 -- Transcript of the African Regional Economic Outlook Press Briefing
Transcript of the African Regional Economic Outlook Press Briefing
October 02, 2007 -- Transcript of an Oxfam Event on The Role of the Fund in Low-Income Countries
April 06, 2007 -- Transcript of Q and A with Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF, At the Annual Conference of the Parliamentary Network of the World Bank, Cape Town, South Africa
April 06, 2007 -- Transcript of Plenary Session by Abdoulaye Bio-Tchane, Director, African Department, IMF, on Aid Effectiveness: What Role for Legislators in Monitoring Results? Cape Town, South Africa
March 29, 2007 -- Transcript of a Book Forum -- Global Governance Reform: Breaking the Stalemate
October 19, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Assistant Director, External Relations Department
April 21, 2006 -- Transcript of the Press Conference on the Regional Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
November 04, 2005 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum--Reforming the IMF: Governance and the Executive Board
September 23, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Regional Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa with Abdoulaye Bio Tchané, Director, Siddharth Tiwari, Deputy Director, and Benedicte Christensen, Deputy Director of African Department, International Monetary Fund
September 22, 2005 -- Transcript of a Joint IMF/World Bank Town Hall with Civil Society Organizations
May 26, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
April 14, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Regional Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa, by Abdoulaye Bio Tchané, Director, African Department, IMF
September 30, 2004 -- Transcript of a Joint IMF/World Bank Town Hall with Civil Society Organizations
April 15, 2004 -- Transcript of an Economic Forum - Health, Wealth, and Welfare
September 21, 2003 -- Transcript of a Townhall Meeting with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
With Minister Trevor Manuel, the Chairman of the Development Committee and Minister of Finance from South Africa; Chancellor Gordon Brown, Chairman of the IMFC; and Chancellor of Exchequer from UK; President of the World Bank, Mr. James Wolfensohn; and Mr. Horst Kohler, Managing Director of the IMF.
September 26, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the World Economic Outlook by Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, IMF
March 07, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Outcomes of the Recent Köhler/Wolfensohn Trip to Africa by IMF African Department Director, G.G. Gondwe and World Bank Vice-President, African Region, Callisto Madavo
What's new from this trip is that, for the first time, I think we have the African leaders in a sense taking ownership of what they want to do in Africa, what is their vision, what are their programs, what are their constraints, on one side, and, therefore, what are the responsibilities that they need to discharge, and then asking the Bank and the Fund, given the backdrop of those objectives, to help.
September 28, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Mr. Horst Köhler, Managing Director of the IMF, Mr. James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank, and Mr. Trevor Manuel, Finance Minister of South Africa
It is traditional that the press conference be held at about this time on the Thursday of the Annual Meetings each year to conclude and to share the observations of the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and the President of the World Bank Group.
August 07, 2000 -- Transcript of a Question and Answer Session Following an Address by Horst Köhler on The IMF in a Changing World
Includes about 30 minutes of questions and answers.
April 13, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Mr. Stanley Fischer, IMF Acting Managing Director
This is the traditional Managing Director's press briefing for the Spring Meetings.
April 12, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the April 2000 World Economic Outlook
This is the first press briefing of the 2000 Spring Meetings, which is the press briefing on the April 2000 Report on the World Economic Outlook.
January 12, 2000 -- Transcript of a press briefing by videoteleconference by Michel Camdessus, Managing Director, IMF, in advance of the Conference of African Heads of State, in Libreville, Gabon
We have been in a dialogue with your countries throughout these past years, and particularly last year, and you have told us in very clear words that this fight against poverty, this fight for reducing debt is a decisive obstacle to development.
September 08, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the 1999 International Capital Markets Report
We focus in the report on the global or international capital markets, developments and issues in these markets. This report is based extensively on discussions with private market participants, in addition to national authorities.
June 08, 1999 -- Transcript of an IMF videoconference with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
Jointly organized IMF/Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) videoconference on: the most recent World Economic Outlook, the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Debt Reduction Initiative known as the HIPC Initiative, and the Reform of the International Financial System, or the new architecture.
April 20, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Michael Mussa on the World Economic Outlook
For this year, 1999, the world growth forecast of 2.3 percent in the present WEO is little changed from that of either the interim WEO of last December, or last autumn's main WEO exercise.
October 29, 1998 -- Press Briefing by Video Conference on Southern Africa by First Deputy Managing Director Stanley Fischer
I'm looking forward to discussing your questions about the economy of Southern Africa and about the work and the views of the IMF. I'd like to touch on what happened in the Fifty-Third Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank that finished precisely three weeks ago.