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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

News — Highlights


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: Southern and Eastern African Central Bank Officials Discuss the Mobile Financial Services Business and its Regulation

February 14, 2014

Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference

October 12, 2013

Podcast : South Africa: The battle for jobs, growth and equality

October 1, 2013
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. click for more

South Africa: 2013 Article IV Consultation

October 1, 2013
Series: Country Report No. 13/303 click for more

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with South Africa

October 1, 2013

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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

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The October 2013 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa provides a comprehensive report on the prospects for growth in the region, as well as the major risks to the outlook. Generally, growth is expected to remain strong despite a downward revision since the May 2013 report. The report analyzes drivers of growth in nonresource-rich sub-Saharan African countries, and examines the risks to frontier market economies of volatile capital flows as they become more integrated with international capital markets. Click for more