Moody’s is on Friday expected to review South Africa’s credit rating, taking into account the growth prospects of the economy.
Moody’s has forecast economic growth of 1.3% for this year and 1.5% for 2020, lower than the Treasury’s growth projection of 1.5 and 1.7%.
Moody’s is the only credit ratings agency who hasn’t yet downgraded South Africa’s credit rating to sub-investment grade, or junk status.
Standard & Poor’s and Fitch have rated South Africa below investment grade since 2017.
A Reuters poll of economists expects Moody’s to cut South Africa’s credit outlook to negative from stable but keep the credit rating one notch above sub-investment grade.
The decision is expected after the close of the JSE.