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Pretoria, The Union Buildings

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South Africa Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in South Africa

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.

We 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.

For more information please see Fraudulent Scam Emails Using the Name of the IMF

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The IMF's Assessment of South Africa

2013 Art IV Consultation; By the Senior Resident Representative in South Africa; October 1, 2013 click for more

Building Momentum in a Multi-Speed World

Regional Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa; By Axel Schimmelpfenning; May 17, 2013 click for more

Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa: Maintaining Growth in an Uncertain World

Presentation by Axel Schimmelpfennig, IMF Senior Resident Representative in South Africa click for more

South Africa’s Unemployment Puzzle

iMFdirect blog by Abebe Aemro Selassie, Assistant Director in the IMF’s African Department click for more

IMF Note for G-20 Leaders Summit

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. click for more

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South Africa and the IMF

Press Release: IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton to Visit Mauritius, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

February 26, 2015

The Sources of Business Cycles in a Low Income Country

February 25, 2015
Author/Editor: Romain Houssa ; Jolan Mohimont ; Christopher Otrok
Series: Working Paper No. 15/40
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IMF Survey : Pan-African Banks Expansion Could Boost Systemic Risks

February 4, 2015
Rapid expansion of cross-border banking in Africa in recent years poses oversight challenges that, if unaddressed, may increase systemic risks, IMF staff say. A recent report adds that pan-African banks are now more important than the continent’s long-established European and American banks. click for more

Safe Debt and Uncertainty in Emerging Markets: An Application to South Africa

December 19, 2014
Author/Editor: Magnus Saxegaard
Series: Working Paper No. 14/231
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Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with South Africa

December 11, 2014

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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

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The October 2014 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa anticipates continued strong growth in much of Sub-Saharan Africa, driven by efforts to invest in infrastructure and by strong agricultural production. However, the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone is exacting a heavy toll, with spillovers to neighboring countries. In addition, external threats to the region's overall positive outlook include global financial conditions and a slowdown in emerging market growth. Other topics are building resilience in fragile states and addressing the infrastructure deficit. Click for more



IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius

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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.