With a potential credit downgrade in the offing, yawning fiscal gaps to fill, and an election on the horizon, South Africa has found itself at yet another critical junction, forcing government and state-owned companies to weigh short-term wins against long-term objectives. In advance of our Bonds, Loans & Sukuk event in Cape Town in March, we speak with Dr Frans Cronje, CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations about the upcoming election, policy reform, and the role of financial innovation in transforming the country’s nascent and increasingly important services sector.
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