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The two South African hotels named in the world’s top 100 for 2019

Elite Traveler has recently named its top 100 hotels in the world for 2019. The Elite Traveler magazine is aimed at ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) individuals and is the only audited publication with worldwide distribution aboard...

Time to upgrade South Africa’s credit rating

The likelihood of further downgrades of South Africa’s sovereign credit ratings during 2018 appear to be remote in the light of recent political developments, including the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as...

Are the rating agencies wolves in sheep’s clothing?

The time has arrived to investigate, or “rate”, rating agencies, with specific reference to S&P Global Ratings. More so, I feel strongly that the intent behind the so-called “ratings” deserves...

Why Black Friday will be a dark day for South Africa

While South African consumers are expected to make the 24th of November one of the biggest sale days on the calendar, the burst of economic activity will likely be marred by...

Moody’s says South Africa credit rating well placed

South Africa’s credit rating is well placed at the lowest investment grade, but rising foreign ownership of the government’s local-currency bonds is a risk, a senior analyst at Moody’s ratings agency...

South Africa is scaring investors away, ratings firms warn

Global ratings agency Moody’s has joined Fitch and S&P Global in issuing a warning to South Africa that its latest actions are pushing the country’s growth prospects in the wrong direction,...

Why South African hotels choose not to upgrade their ratings beyond 3 stars

South African hotels are choosing not to upgrade their ratings to the next tourism star-level and continue to advertise their 5-star facilities as 3 stars, says CEO and founder of Bon Hotels, Guy...

Businesses must avoid knee-jerk response to events like ratings downgrade, says Deloitte

A raft of weak economic factors and political uncertainty have created a “perfect storm” for the economy, but there are crucial steps businesses can take to limit the damage and ensure...

Moody’s affirms SA ratings

According to SAnews.gov.za Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) has affirmed South Africa’s government bond long and short term ratings of Baa2 and P-2 respectively, and has assigned a negative outlook. Moody’s is...

Partnerships can avert South African junk rating

According to Bloomberg South Africa’s government is confident that its partnerships with business and labor can help it avert a credit-rating downgrade to junk, according to Jeff Radebe, Minister for Planning,...

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