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Africa At A Glance – Rating Agencies on Africa

Africa At A Glance – Rating Agencies on Africa

Guest: Dr Sean Gossel -  Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town

International credit rating agencies have had their fair share of controversies over the years. 

They have been at the centre of the major financial crises from the financial markets collapse of New York City in the mid-1970s, the Asian financial crisis of 1997 – 1998, the Enron scandal of 2001, to the global financial crisis of 2008. All of these cost investors globally billions.

Rating agencies are meant to give comfort about an issuer’s ability to repay debt. Ratings are essential in determining the level of interest rate that a borrower must pay. 

Inaccurate ratings therefore distort both the prices of debt instruments and the interest rates payable on them. As history has shown, this creates asset bubbles that eventually burst, disrupting the functioning of financial markets.



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While some parents are no strangers to putting aside money for schooling, with top private schools costing over R250 000 per year, the leap to an R800 000 annual price tag for tuition and living costs at the likes of Harvard is sizeable.
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