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  • Rising contingent liabilities in State-owned enterprises (SOEs), together with the recent ratings downgrades pose the main risks to South Africa’s debt sustainability, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) cautions in its fifth and latest economic survey of the country. OECD secretary-general Angel Gurría described South Africa’s public-debt profile as “manageable”, despite a sharp increase to 51% of gross domestic product (GDP) from below 45% five years ago. However, when presenting the 2017 survey to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in Pretoria on Monday, Gurría strongly advised against allowing South Africa’s debt to increase further, particularly in the context of an increase in interest payments to above 3.5% of GDP and a rise in debt-service costs to around 10% of the yearly Budget.

  • Development of a new 1.35-million-tonne-a-year coal mine in Botswana has stalled due to a dispute over compensation payable to farmers holding surface rights in the proposed mining area, the company developing the mine said on Monday. The open cast mine is meant to supply coal to a new 300 MW power plant set to be built by independent power producers as part of Botswana's plans to be self-sufficient in power generation by 2020.

  • Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has agreed to investigate disgraced former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe, for the R30 million “golden handshake” he received was awarded by the beleaguered power utility. Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Natasha Mazzone on Monday said her party requested the investigation after it emerged that the Eskom board approved a the payout to Molefe after only 18 months as CEO of Eskom.

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