SA took a major decision affecting its economy this week: a drastic 21-day lockdown from Friday to deal with Covid-19. The next important event immediately affecting SA’s economic future will be Moody’s Investors Service’s scheduled decision on SA’s investment rating, due later on Friday.

Some may think whatever Moody’s decides is now peripheral to the main economic challenges faced by SA, but the outcome cannot be completely detached from the unfolding wider scheme of things. SA must hope to minimise bad news wherever possible...

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