As the South African Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) prepares to meet this week to decide on interest rates, economists expect the Bank’s newest deputy governor, Mampho Modise, will stick with the committee’s hawkish outlook.

The MPC meeting on Wednesday will be its first since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that governor Lesetja Kganyago will serve another term and that Modise, deputy director-general for public finance at the National Treasury, was being appointed  deputy governor...

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