Carol Paton Editor at Large

Will SA wake up a new country today with a new resolve to clean up its act and live within its means?

With $4.2bn of IMF money in hand at a deliciously low interest rate of something like 1%, finance minister Tito Mboweni and SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago have committed us to living a clean life. The letter they have signed to support the loan contains the commitments they have voluntarily made to provide comfort to the IMF that SA will act responsibly to repay the debt.

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