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Updated December 11, 2014

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Annual Meetings Speeches
October 08, 2010 -- Statement by the Hon. Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan, Governor of the World Bank Group for South Africa
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September 25, 2005 -- Report to the Boards of Governors of the Fund and the Bank by the Hon. Trevor Manuel, Chairman of the Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries (Development Committee), at the Joint Annual Discussion
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October 03, 2004 -- Report of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the Fund by the Hon. Trevor Manuel, Chairman of the Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries(Development Committee),at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 23, 2003 -- Report to the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the Fund by the Hon. Trevor Manuel, Chairman of the Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Givernors on the Transfer of Real Resources to the Developing Countries (Development Committee), at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 29, 2002 -- Report to the Boards of Governors of the Fund and the World Bank by the Hon. Trevor Manuel, Chairman of the Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries (Development Committee), at the Joint Annual Discussion, September 29, 2002
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September 27, 2000 -- Concluding Remarks by the Chairman, the Hon. Trevor Andrew Manuel, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank for South Africa, at the Closing Joint Session
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September 26, 2000 -- Opening Address by the Chairman, the Hon. Trevor Andrew Manuel, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank for South Africa, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 30, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Trevor Andrew Manuel, Governor of the World Bank for South Africa, at the Joint Closing Session
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September 29, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Tantely Andrianarivo, Governor of the IMF for Madagascar, on behalf of the African Governors, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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Article IV Staff Reports
December 11, 2014 -- New South Africa: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Informational Annex; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Statement; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa
Series: Country Report No. 14/338
August 23, 2012 -- South Africa: 2012 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report, Informational Annex, Debt Sustainability Analysis, Staff Statement, Public Information Notice
Series: Country Report No. 12/247
August 25, 2011 -- South Africa: 2011 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa
Series: Country Report No. 11/258
September 21, 2010 -- South Africa: 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa
Series: Country Report No. 10/296
January 07, 2010 -- Kingdom of Lesotho: 2008 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Staff Supplement;Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by theExecutive Director for the Kingdom of Lesotho
Series: Country Report No. 10/5
September 14, 2009 -- South Africa: 2009 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement and Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa
Series: Country Report No. 09/273
October 22, 2008 -- South Africa: 2008 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussions; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa
Series: Country Report No. 08/348
August 06, 2007 -- South Africa: 2007 Article IV Consultation -Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa
Series: Country Report No. 07/274
September 15, 2006 -- South Africa: 2006 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa
Series: Country Report No. 06/327
September 19, 2005 -- South Africa: 2005 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 05/346
December 02, 2004 -- South Africa: 2004 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 04/378
July 01, 2004 -- South Africa: 2003 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 04/178
January 23, 2003 -- South Africa: 2002 Article IV Consultation-- Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa
Series: Country Report No. 03/17
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Finance & Development
December 01, 2011 -- Finance & Development, December 2011 - What Ails South Africa
By Abebe Aemro Selassie - Plagued by high unemployment and closely tied to Europe, South Africa struggles
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IMF Survey Online
December 11, 2014 -- New IMF Survey : South Africa Strives to Revive Growth, Cut Exposure to Risks
South Africa can celebrate significant progress in its first 20 years of democracy, but faces the challenge of reviving a weak economy and addressing elevated vulnerabilities, the IMF says in its regular review of the country’s economy.
December 11, 2014 -- New Podcast : South Africa’s Economic Challenges
South Africa can celebrate significant progress in its first 20 years of democracy, but faces the challenge of reviving a weak economy. Addressing structural constraints such as electricity shortages are key to increasing growth.
October 01, 2013 -- IMF Survey : South Africa Searches for Faster Growth, More Jobs
South Africa faces low growth, widespread unemployment, and a high reliance on foreign capital inflows. In its regular review of Africa’s largest economy, the IMF urges structural reforms to boost growth and create jobs for a growing population.
October 01, 2013 -- Podcast : South Africa: The battle for jobs, growth and equality
Despite its many achievements since the transition to majority rule, South Africa struggles with low growth, widespread unemployment, and sharp social tensions.  The IMF says Africa’s largest economy needs to pursue structural reforms to boost growth and create jobs for a growing population.
October 25, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Africa's Big Economies Can Influence, Protect Their Neighbors
Nigeria and South Africa account for one-half of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, and are potentially major drivers of growth for the region as a whole. In an interview, senior economist Cheikh Gueye examines Nigeria’s and South Africa’s economic linkages with the rest of the region.
October 12, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Sub-Saharan Africa Maintains Growth in an Uncertain World
Sub-Saharan Africa remains relatively insulated from the negative factors pulling down growth in advanced countries, but countries with closer trade links to Europe are experiencing some softening in exports, the IMF says in the main chapter of its Regional Economic Outlook for the region.
September 06, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Distress in Europe Slows South Africa's Economic Recovery
South Africa’s economic and financial policy frameworks have reliably delivered domestic and external stability. But, the IMF says in its regular assessment of the nation’s economy, the country needs to expand employment opportunities, secure better education and health outcomes, and build more efficient infrastructure.
January 10, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Odds in Africa's Favor as Continent Walks Economic Tightrope
The big question for sub-Saharan Africa in 2012 is whether the region can sustain its recent strong growth despite a stalling global economy. The odds seem in its favor. But the costs of a fall from its tightrope 2011 performance remain disconcertingly high.
January 25, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Sub-Saharan Africa's Recovery Maintains Momentum
In its World Economic Outlook Update, the IMF says most countries in sub-Saharan Africa have recovered quickly from the global financial crisis, with the region projected to grow 5½ percent in 2011. Low income countries are expected to match pre-crisis growth rates of about 6 ½ percent in 2011.
September 29, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Faster Growth to Boost Jobs Is South Africa's Priority
Economic activity in South Africa is rebounding, although the pace of recovery remains moderate, IMF economists say. Absent a major change in the external environment, the nation’s recovery should continue, the economists add in their regular review of Africa’s biggest economy.
March 04, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Private Sector Gains Ground in Africa
The growing role of the private sector in Africa has been credited by the head of the IMF's African Department for sustaining foreign investment during the recent global slump. In an interview, Antoinette Sayeh says Africa has demonstrated a new openness.
March 04, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Africa Faces Twin Challenges After Global Crisis
With world recovery under way, Africa faces the twin challenges of reviving strong growth and reinforcing resilience to the economic shocks that regularly batter the continent, IMF officials say, as the IMF's head embarks on a three-country visit to the region.
January 07, 2010 -- IMF Survey: All About Goals as Africa Shows Signs of Recovery
A successful soccer World Cup in South Africa later this year will be one of several goals in the sights of African countries. After being battered by world events last year, sub-Saharan Africa will be aiming at speedy economic recovery in 2010.
September 25, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Sound Policies Shield South Africa from Worst of Recession
Sound macroeconomic policies have helped cushion the impact of South Africa's first recession since 1992, the IMF says. In its regular assessment of South Africa's economy, the IMF stresses the importance of progress on structural reforms to remove long-standing barriers to growth and employment.
March 14, 2009 -- IMF Survey: G-20 Asks IMF to Track, Assess Global Crisis Response
Ministers from leading industrialized and emerging market economies in the G-20 ask the IMF to assess the policy responses taken so far by governments and central banks to combat the world economic crisis and back a substantial boost in the Fund’s lendable resources.
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IMF Surveys
November 20, 2006 -- IMF Survey:
John Lipsky's visit to South Africa and Mali, Latin American growth, Uruguay repays loan, Eastern Europe, Albania's economy, Belarus and Morocco, U.S. current account deficit, Francis Warnock, IMF governance, fiscal adjustment. PDF File Size: 977Kb
December 05, 2005 -- IMF Survey:
Maghreb trade conference; Article IV summaries: Estonia, France, Portugal; IMF research conference; IMF governance; Lessons from China and India; South Africa's trade policy; Central bank losses; Financial sector handbook. PDF File Size: 1771Kb
May 09, 2005 -- IMF Survey:
Bernes to head IEO; De Rato meets Chirac; Israel, Panama, Yemen, and Lithuania; Book notes - Pietra Rivoli and Thomas L. Friedman; Capital inflows to South Africa; Peter Nicholl in Bosnia; Timor-Leste, Cambodia; HIV/AIDS and aid; ECOSOC meeting on MDGs. PDF File Size: 528Kb
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IMFC Statements
April 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Nigeria
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Republic of South Sudan, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 244Kb
October 12, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by the Honorable Pravin J. Gordhan, Minister of Finance for South Africa
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Republic of South Sudan, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 94Kb
April 20, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by Pravin J. Gordhan, Minister of Finance, National Treasury, South Africa
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Republic of South Sudan, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 288Kb
October 13, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Pravin J. Gordhan, Minister of Finance, South Africa
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 600Kb
April 21, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Pravin J. Gordhan, Minister of Finance, South Africa
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 296Kb
September 24, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 168Kb
April 16, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Teklewold Atnafu, Governor, National Bank of Ethiopia
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 222Kb
April 24, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Olusegun O. Aganga, Minister of Finance, Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 356Kb
April 25, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by H.E. Tito Mboweni, Governor, South African Reserve Bank, South Africa
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia. PDF File Size: 337Kb
October 11, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by the Honorable Tito Mboweni, Governor, South African Reserve Bank
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia. PDF File Size: 278Kb
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Tito Mboweni, Governor, South African Reserve Bank
On behalf of: Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia. PDF File Size: 188Kb
October 20, 2007 -- IMFC Statement by Shamsuddeen Usman, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia. PDF File Size: 186Kb
September 17, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by Hon. Nenadi E. Usman, Minister of Finance of Nigeria
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 271Kb
April 24, 2004 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Tito Mboweni, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 606Kb
September 21, 2003 -- Statement by Mr. Jose Pedro de Morais Junior Minister of Finance of Angola, Given on the Occasion of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meeting, September 21, 2003
Representing Africa Group I Constituency comprising the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
September 28, 2002 -- Statement by Mr. Julio Marcelino Bessa, Minister of Finance of Angola, Representing Africa Group I Constituency comprising the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, IMFC Meeting of the IMF Board of Governors, September 27, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
November 17, 2001 -- Statement by Ms. Linah K. Mohohlo, Governor of the Bank of Botswana, at the International Monetary and Financial Committee, Ottawa, November 17, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Angola, Botswana, Burundi, The Gambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
April 16, 2000 -- Statement by Mr. Trevor A. Manuel, Minister of South Africa, International Monetary and Financial Committee, April 16, 2000
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Angola, Botswana, Burundi, The Gambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
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Interim Committee Statements
September 26, 1999 -- Statement by Trevor A. Manuel, Minister of Finance, South Africa, to the Interim Committee Meeting on September 26, 1999
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Issues Briefs
December 01, 2000 -- Policies for Faster Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Role of the IMF -- An IMF Issues Brief
After two decades of economic stagnation and little progress in poverty reduction, the seeds of an economic renaissance in sub-Saharan Africa, with faster growth and less poverty, have been sown in recent years. This Issues Brief, after reviewing recent economic developments, outlines the key policy issues that countries in the region will need to address and the contribution that the international community, including the IMF, will need to make to build on recent gains and establish a virtuous cycle of sustained high-quality growth.
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News Briefs
June 13, 2000 -- News Brief: IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler to Visit Cameroon, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa
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Other
July 30, 2014 -- 2014 Triennial Surveillance Review - External Study - Structural Policies in Fund Surveillance
Subject: Surveillance | United States | Southern Europe | Ghana | Ethiopia | South Africa | India | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Unemployment | Public investment | Fiscal reforms | Labor market reforms | Monetary policy
March 20, 2013 -- Mid-Term Evaluation Report on the Enhanced Data Dissemination Initiative Project
Subject: Statistics | Africa | National accounts | Monetary statistics | Government finance statistics | Balance of payments statistics | Data quality assessment framework | General Data Dissemination System | Special Data Dissemination Standard | Technical assistance
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Press Releases
December 11, 2014 -- New Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with South Africa
November 13, 2014 -- Press Release: Joint Seminar on Basel II, Basel III, and Macro-Prudential Approach to Bank Supervision
February 14, 2014 -- Press Release: Southern and Eastern African Central Bank Officials Discuss the Mobile Financial Services Business and its Regulation
October 01, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with South Africa
May 09, 2013 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton at the Conclusion of his Visit to South Africa
April 08, 2013 -- Press Release: Additional Funding to Boost Capacity Development in Southern Africa by IMF Regional Technical Assistance Center
April 05, 2013 -- Press Release: Southern African Central Bank and Finance Ministry Officials Discuss Macroprudential Approaches to Supervision of Financial Systems in the Region
January 07, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of her Visit to South Africa
December 19, 2011 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde to Visit South Africa
May 24, 2011 -- Press Release: Statement by the IMF Executive Directors Representing Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa on the Selection Process for Appointing an IMF Managing Director
March 10, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the Conclusion of His Visit to South Africa
November 07, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky's Statement at the Conclusion of his Visit to South Africa, November 5-7, 2006
October 27, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky to Visit Turkey, South Africa and Mali
June 10, 2005 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF First Deputy Managing Director Anne O. Krueger at the Conclusion of a Visit to South Africa
September 07, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato's Statement at the Conclusion of his Visit to South Africa, September 6-7, 2004
September 01, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato to Visit South Africa and Burkina Faso
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Public Information Notices
August 23, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with South Africa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 25, 2011 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with South Africa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 21, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with South Africa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 10, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with South Africa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 22, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with South Africa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 06, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with South Africa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 07, 2006 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with South Africa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 15, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with South Africa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
December 02, 2004 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with South Africa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 01, 2004 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with South Africa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 19, 2002 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2002 Article IV Consultation with South Africa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 09, 2001 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with South Africa
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
March 10, 2000 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with South Africa
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
September 02, 1998 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with South Africa
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
August 25, 1997 -- Press Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with South Africa
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
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Publications
December 11, 2014 -- New South Africa: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 14/339
December 11, 2014 -- New South Africa: Financial System Stability Assessment
Series: Country Report No. 14/340
June 04, 2014 -- The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa: Some Facts and Possible Explanations
Author/Editor: Olivier Basdevant | Andrew W Jonelis | Borislava Mircheva | Slavi T. Slavov
Series: African Departmental Paper No. 14/3
October 01, 2013 -- South Africa: 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 13/303
February 01, 2013 -- Restoring Sustainability in a Changing Global Environment: Options for Swaziland
Author/Editor: Olivier Basdevant | Borislava Mircheva
Series: African Departmental Paper No. 13/1
January 31, 2013 -- Inward and Outward Spillovers in the SACU Area
Author/Editor: Canales Kriljenko, Jorge | Gwenhamo, Farayi | Thomas, Saji
Series: Working Paper No. 13/31
August 01, 2012 -- A Financial Conditions Index for South Africa
Author/Editor: Gumata, Nombulelo | Klein, Nir | Ndou, Eliphas
Series: Working Paper No. 12/196
July 01, 2012 -- Estimating the Implicit Inflation Target of the South African Reserve Bank
Author/Editor: Klein, Nir
Series: Working Paper No. 12/177
June 01, 2012 -- Commodity Prices and Exchange Rate Volatility: Lessons from South Africa’s Capital Account Liberalization
Author/Editor: Arezki, Rabah | Dumitrescu, Elena | Freytag, Andreas | Quintyn, Marc
Series: Working Paper No. 12/168
April 01, 2012 -- Real Wage, Labor Productivity, and Employment Trends in South Africa: A Closer Look
Author/Editor: Klein, Nir
Series: Working Paper No. 12/92
October 04, 2011 -- What Do Fast Job Creators Look Like? Some Stylized Facts and Perspectives on South Africa
Author/Editor: Zhan, Zaijin
Series: African Departmental Paper No. 11/06
August 25, 2011 -- Measuring the Potential Output of South Africa
Author/Editor: Klein, Nir
Series: African Departmental Paper No. 11/02
August 25, 2011 -- South Africa: Macro Policy Mix and Its Effects on Growth and the Real Exchange Rate--Empirical Evidence and GIMF Simulations
Author/Editor: Canales Kriljenko, Jorge Iván
Series: African Departmental Paper No. 11/04
August 01, 2011 -- South Africa: The Cyclical Behavior of the Markups and its Implications for Monetary Policy
Author/Editor: Klein, Nir
Series: Working Paper No. 11/204
March 01, 2011 -- Fiscal sustainability and the fiscal reaction function for South Africa
Author/Editor: Burger, Philippe | Cuevas, Alfredo | Stuart, Ian | Jooste, Charl
Series: Working Paper No. 11/69
December 08, 2010 -- South Africa: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes on Banking Supervision, Insurance Supervision, and Securities' Regulation
Series: Country Report No. 10/352
December 08, 2010 -- South Africa: Detailed Assessment of Compliance on Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision
Series: Country Report No. 10/353
December 08, 2010 -- South Africa: Detailed Assessment of Observance on the International Association of Insurance Supervisors' Insurance Core Principles
Series: Country Report No. 10/354
December 08, 2010 -- South Africa: Detailed Assessment of Implementation on IOSCO Principles-Securities Markets
Series: Country Report No. 10/355
September 01, 2010 -- South Africa: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes
Series: Country Report No. 10/272
September 01, 2010 -- Cyclicality of Revenue and Structural Balances in South Africa
Author/Editor: Aydin, Burcu
Series: Working Paper No. 10/216
September 01, 2010 -- Performance of Fiscal Accounts in South Africa in a Cross-Country Setting
Author/Editor: Aydin, Burcu
Series: Working Paper No. 10/217
September 10, 2009 -- South Africa: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 09/276
September 01, 2009 -- The Derivatives Market in South Africa: Lessons for sub-Saharan African Countries
Author/Editor: Adelegan, Olatundun Janet
Series: Working Paper No. 09/196
February 01, 2009 -- Why Isn't South Africa Growing Faster? A Comparative Approach
Author/Editor: Eyraud, Luc
Series: Working Paper No. 09/25
February 01, 2009 -- An Investigation of Some Macro-Financial Linkages of Securitization
Author/Editor: Goswami, Mangal | Jobst, Andreas | Long, Xin
Series: Working Paper No. 09/26
December 01, 2008 -- Monetary Policy and Relative Price Shocks in South Africa and Other Inflation Targeters
Author/Editor: Cuevas, Alfredo | Topak, Secil
Series: Working Paper No. 08/289
October 22, 2008 -- South Africa: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 08/347
October 22, 2008 -- South Africa: Financial System Stability Assessment, Including Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topic: Securities Regulation
Series: Country Report No. 08/349
February 01, 2008 -- The Determinants of Stock Market Development in Emerging Economies: Is South Africa Different?
Author/Editor: Yartey, Charles Amo
Series: Working Paper No. 08/32
February 01, 2008 -- A Bayesian-Estimated Model of InflationTargeting in South Africa
Author/Editor: Harjes, Thomas | Ricci, Luca Antonio
Series: Working Paper No. 08/48
May 01, 2007 -- Monetary Policy Transparency and Financial Market Forecasts in South Africa
Author/Editor: Arora, Vivek B.
Series: Working Paper No. 07/123
September 15, 2006 -- South Africa: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 06/328
January 12, 2006 -- Post-Apartheid South Africa: The First Ten Years
Author/Editor: Nowak, M. | Ricci, Luca Antonio
November 01, 2005 -- How Important Is Sovereign Risk in Determining Corporate Default Premia? The Case of South Africa
Author/Editor: Peter, Marcel | Grandes, Martín
Series: Working Paper No. 05/217
September 19, 2005 -- South Africa: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 05/345
March 01, 2005 -- The Composition of Capital Flows: Is South Africa Different?
Author/Editor: Arezki, Rabah | Ahmed, Faisal | Funke, Norbert
Series: Working Paper No. 05/40
March 01, 2005 -- The Implications of South African Economic Growth for the Rest of Africa
Author/Editor: Arora, Vivek B. | Vamvakidis, Athanasios
Series: Working Paper No. 05/58
December 02, 2004 -- South Africa: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 04/379
April 30, 2004 -- South Africa: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes -- FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 04/119
December 01, 2003 -- Sources of Nominal Exchange Rate Fluctuations in South Africa
Author/Editor: Bhundia, Ashok | Gottschalk, Jan
Series: Working Paper No. 03/252
September 01, 2003 -- Potential Output and Total Factor Productivity Growth in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Author/Editor: Arora, Vivek B. | Bhundia, Ashok
Series: Working Paper No. 03/178
March 01, 2003 -- Estimation of the Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate for South Africa
Author/Editor: MacDonald, Ronald | Ricci, Luca Antonio
Series: Working Paper No. 03/44
January 23, 2003 -- South Africa: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 03/18
September 01, 2002 -- An Empirical Investigation of Exchange Rate Pass-Through in South Africa
Author/Editor: Bhundia, Ashok
Series: Working Paper No. 02/165
June 01, 2002 -- Suggestions for Alternative Measures of Budget Balance for South Africa
Author/Editor: Jacobs, Davina F.
Series: Working Paper No. 02/110
June 01, 2002 -- Suggestions for Alternative Measures of Budget Balance for South Africa
Author/Editor: Jacobs, Davina F.
Series: Working Paper No. 02/110
February 01, 2002 -- The Economic Consequences of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa
Author/Editor: Haacker, Markus
Series: Working Paper No. 02/38
February 01, 2002 -- The Economic Consequences of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa
Author/Editor: Haacker, Markus
Series: Working Paper No. 02/38
October 16, 2001 -- South Africa: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes--Data Module; Response by the Authorities; and Detailed Assessments Using the Data Quality Assessment Framework
Series: Country Report No. 01/180
October 16, 2001 -- South Africa: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes--Data Module; Response by the Authorities; and Detailed Assessments Using the Data Quality Assessment Framework
Series: Country Report No. 01/180
October 01, 2001 -- What Does South Africa's Pattern of Trade Say About Its Labor Markets?
Author/Editor: Subramanian, Arvind | Alleyne, Trevor Serge Coleridge
Series: Working Paper No. 01/148
October 01, 2001 -- Providing Health Care to HIV Patients in Southern Africa
Author/Editor: Haacker, Markus
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 01/3
October 01, 2001 -- What Does South Africa's Pattern of Trade Say About Its Labor Markets?
Author/Editor: Subramanian, Arvind | Alleyne, Trevor Serge Coleridge
Series: Working Paper No. 01/148
October 01, 2001 -- Providing Health Care to HIV Patients in Southern Africa
Author/Editor: Haacker, Markus
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 01/3
December 01, 2000 -- "Measuring Integrated Market and Credit Risks in Bank Portfolios: An Application to a Set of Hypothetical Banks Operation in South Africa"
Author/Editor: Barnhill, Theodore M. | Papapanagiotou, Panagiotis | Schumacher, Liliana
Series: Working Paper No. 00/212
March 31, 2000 -- South Africa: Selected Issues
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/42
March 01, 2000 -- Dynamic Gains from Trade - Evidence from South Africa
Author/Editor: Jonsson, Gunnar | Subramanian, Arvind
Series: Working Paper No. 00/45
September 01, 1999 -- Inflation, Money Demand, and Purchasing Power Parity in South Africa
Author/Editor: Jonsson, Gunnar
Series: Working Paper No. 99/122
August 01, 1999 -- The Relative Merits and Implications of Inflation Targeting for South Africa
Author/Editor: Jonsson, Gunnar
Series: Working Paper No. 99/116
October 05, 1998 -- South Africa - Selected Issues
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 98/96
October 03, 1997 -- South Africa--Selected Issues
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 97/82
November 01, 1996 -- The Taxation Implicit in Two-Tiered Exchange Rate Systems
Author/Editor: Huizinga, Harry
Series: Working Paper No. 96/120
July 18, 1996 -- South Africa--Selected Economic Issues
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 96/64
March 01, 1995 -- South Africa - Selected Economic Issues
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/21
Notes: This report on selected economic issues in South Africa was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.
September 01, 1994 -- Disequilibrium in the Labor Market in South Africa
Author/Editor: Chadha, Bankim
Series: Working Paper No. 94/108
Notes: Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 42, No. 3, September 1995.
September 01, 1994 -- Disequilibrium in the Labor Market in South Africa
Author/Editor: Chadha, Bankim
Series: Working Paper No. 94/108
Notes: Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 42, No. 3, September 1995.
February 15, 1992 -- Economic Policies for a New South Africa
Author/Editor: Lachman, Desmond | Bercuson, Kenneth
Series: Occasional Paper No. 91
Notes: Edited by Desmond Lachman and Kenneth Bercuson with a staff team comprising Daudi Ballali, Robert Corker, Charalambos Christofides, and James Wein.
December 01, 1991 -- Apartheid, Growth and Income Distribution in South Africa: Past History and Future Prospects
Author/Editor: Corker, Robert J. | Bayoumi, Tamim A.
Series: Working Paper No. 91/116
December 01, 1990 -- Output, Employment and Financial Sanctions in South Africa
Author/Editor: Bayoumi, Tamim A.
Series: Working Paper No. 90/113
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Speeches
May 08, 2013 -- South Africa: Facing the Challenges of the Global Economy
South Africa
October 17, 2011 -- The Evolving Role of the IMF in the Global Economy, Remarks by Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Port Louis, Mauritius
March 17, 2007 -- When More Is Not Enough: Delivering Better Aid, Remarks by Mr. Bio-Tchané, African Department Director, at the Annual Conference of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank, Cape Town, South Africa
June 09, 2005 -- The Time is Always Ripe: Rushing Ahead with Economic Reform in Africa, Lecture by Anne O. Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Lecture to the Economic Society of South Africa
July 17, 2002 -- Crisis Prevention and Resolution: Lessons from Argentina, Address by Anne Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Given at the National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER) Conference on The Argentina Crisis, MA, Cambridge
January 06, 2001 -- Exchange Rate Regimes: Is the Bipolar View Correct? -- Address by Stanley Fischer
Prepared for delivery as the Distinguished Lecture on Economics in Government, jointly sponsored by the American Economic Association and the Society of Government Economists, at the meetings of the American Economic Association, New Orleans
August 07, 1999 -- Remarks at the Inauguration of the Governor of the Reserve Bank of South Africa, Tito Mboweni -- Address by Stanley Fischer
These remarks were prepared for delivery at the inauguration of Tito Mboweni, and the retirement of Chris Stals, as Governor of the Reserve Bank of South Africa, Midrand
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Staff Papers
December 18, 2001 -- IMF Staff Papers - December 2001 - Inflation, Money Demand, and Purchasing Power Parity in South Africa By Gunnar Jonsson
This empirical study for South Africa indicates that there exists a stable money demand type of relationship among domestic prices, broad money, real income, and interest rates, as well as a long-run relationship among domestic prices, foreign prices, and the nominal exchange rate.
December 11, 2001 -- IMF Staff Papers - December 2001 - Dynamic Gains from Trade: Evidence from South Africa By Gunnar Jonsson and Arvind Subramanian
This paper examines the empirical relationship between trade and total factor productivity (TFP) in South Africa. Using data on actual trade protection across different manufacturing sectors, it is shown that trade liberalization had a positive impact on TFP growth during the 1990s.
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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.
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Views & Commentaries
March 22, 2007 -- Harnessing the Potential of a Continent, Commentary by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Published in Business Day, South Africa
October 03, 2005 -- Not IMF's Way, A Letter to the Editor By Saul Lizondo, Senior Advisor, African Department, IMF
Published in Business Day (South Africa)
November 12, 2004 -- Africa Needs International Help to Turn Promises Into Progress By Rodrigo de Rato, IMF Managing Director
Published in Business Day, South Afica
September 13, 2004 -- Africa Has a Fighting Chance, A Commentary by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF
Published in Sunday Times, South Africa
January 13, 2000 -- Africa Can Harness Globalisation--A Commentary
This commentary by Michel Camdessus, Managing Director of the IMF, was published in Business Day (South Africa), January 13, 2000