This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in South Africa, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the South Africa and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with South Africa.
At a Glance : South Africa's Relations with the IMF
Fraudulent Scam Emails Using the Name of the IMFWe would like to bring to the notice of the general public that several variants of financial scam letters purporting to be sanctioned by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or authored by high ranking IMF officials are currently in circulation, and may appear on official letterhead containing the IMF logo. The scam letters instruct potential victims to contact the IMF for issuance of a “Certificate of International Capital Transfer” or other forms of approval, to enable them receives large sums of monies as beneficiaries. The contact e-mail information is always BOGUS and unsuspecting individuals are then requested to send their personal banking details which the scammers utilize for their fraudulent activities.
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News and Highlights
2013 Art IV Consultation; By the Senior Resident Representative in South Africa; October 1, 2013
October 2, 2013
Regional Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa; By Axel Schimmelpfenning; May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013
iMFdirect blog by Abebe Aemro Selassie, Assistant Director in the IMF’s African Department
April 4, 2011
This note provides the IMF's assessment of the global economic and financial situation and prospects. It then assesses the policy response to date, and outlines the IMF's views on the policy challenges that lie ahead.
September 24, 2009
The Group of Twenty (G-20) industrialized and emerging market economies has reaffirmed the IMF’s central role in the international financial system, agreeing to triple the Fund’s lending capacity to $750 billion and enabling it to inject extra liquidity into the world economy, according to Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
April 3, 2009
South Africa and The IMF
April 16, 2016
April 15, 2016
February 12, 2016
Author/Editor: Rahul Anand ; Roberto Perrelli ; Boyang Zhang
Series: Working Paper No. 16/24
January 31, 2016
Author/Editor: Christophe Waerzeggers ; Cory Hillier
Series: Tax Law: Volume 1, Issue 1
January 19, 2016
Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
Growth in sub-Saharan Africa has weakened after more than a decade of solid growth, although this overall outlook masks considerable variation across the region. Some countries have been negatively affected by falling prices of their main commodity exports. Oil-exporting countries, including Nigeria and Angola, have been hit hard by falling revenues and the resulting fiscal adjustments, while middle-income countries such as Ghana, South Africa, and Zambia are also facing unfavorable conditions. This October 2015 report discusses the fiscal and monetary policy adjustments necessary for these countries to adapt to the new environment. Chapter 2 looks at competitiveness in the region, analyzing the substantial trade integration that accompanied the recent period of high growth, and policy actions to nurture new sources of growth. Chapter 3 looks at the implications for the region of persistently high income and gender inequality and ways to reduce them.
Departmental Papers on Africa
The Departmental African Paper Series covers research on Sub-Saharan Africa conducted by International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff, particularly on issues of broad regional or cross-country interest. The views expressed in these papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, or IMF management.
IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 26, 2014 opened the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Ebene, Mauritius, adding an important regional center to a global network of centers helping to develop countries' policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices.