South Africa in happier times - the 2010 World Cup. (Photo/ Flickr/ Celso Flores)

The Knives Have Fallen: What A Ratings Downgrade Means For South Africa, And What Comes Next

Within a month the weaker currency could translate into higher fuel prices at the pump, affecting household budgets and business margins. But the impact will start to be felt more dramatically in about six months time

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Surfing at Koel Bay, South Africa. The country's economy may have to ride rough waves this year. (Photo/ Daniel Flower)

Africa’s GDP Projections 2017: Tears In South Africa And Nigeria, And Africa May Catch A Sniffle

Together, Nigeria and South Africa account for half of sub-Sahara Africa’s GDP. They are major trade partners to the countries in their respective regions, as well as wielding significant political and diplomatic clout