South Africa


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Piotr Maty - Rabobank
Gordhan's departure would increase the risk that the required structural reforms will not be implemented and the commitment to maintain spending in check may weaken, which could lead to ratings agencies downgrading South Africa to junk.
Mar 28 2017
Jacob Zuma, Francois Hollande and Nelson Mandela, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about South Africa. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 70 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 76 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Jacob Zuma is: “Many citizens of other countries living in South Africa are law abiding and contribute to the economy of the country positively. It is wrong to brandish all non-nationals as drug dealers or human traffickers. The numbers of the foreigners in South Africa are far more than the numbers that Europe is fighting about.”.
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Julius Malema

People of South Africa, where you see a beautiful land, take it, it belongs to you.

James Wright

It is likely to be an isolated incident, but there have been similar stranding incidents in South Africa. This time of year though UK waters are at their coldest so this occurrence is very unusual.

Jacob Zuma

Many citizens of other countries living in South Africa are law abiding and contribute to the economy of the country positively. It is wrong to brandish all non-nationals as drug dealers or human traffickers. The numbers of the foreigners in South Africa are far more than the numbers that Europe is fighting about.

Guy Hayward - Massmart

We are hopeful that several key economic drivers in South Africa will improve in 2017 - lower food price inflation, some rand strength and possibly lower interest rates.

Joanna Dudley

It's certainly drawing on the history of South Africa, it's drawing on his own personal history and then also for me it's the whole world. It's life, it's death, it's the celebration of life and death, it's a celebration of birth, so it's very human, it can be very funny, but at the same time you can cry at any minute.

Jacob Zuma

South Africa has lost a legend and one of the best rugby players that the country has ever produced. On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, our heartfelt condolences to Mr van der Westhuizen's family. May his soul rest in peace.

Gerhard Herselman - Ford Motor

We are encouraged by and grateful for the continued customer confidence in the Ford brand... despite the challenges relating to the safety recall announced in January for the 1.6-litre Kuga sold in South Africa in 2013 and 2014.

Meg Hillier

The threat of cyber-crime is ever-growing yet evidence shows Britain ranks below Brazil, South Africa and China in keeping phones and laptops secure. Leadership from the center is inadequate and, while the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has the potential to address this, practical aspects of its role must be clarified quickly.

Rangana Herath

I don't think I will have much help in South Africa from the wickets. It will be much better for the seamers.

Lily Sanya - International Organization for Migration

Due to climate change, Zimbabwe is also increasingly becoming a transit route for migrants from other countries such as the Horn of Africa and Malawi heading to South Africa and other parts of Africa.

Peter Attard Montalto

Ultimately South Africa is not a shock wham bam crisis country that jumps to junk. It is a slow grind of under performance.

Cristian Maggio - TD Securities

They have had a negative outlook on for a year so given that the political and economic situation has deteriorated there's a very good chance they will resolve that outlook into a downgrade. The market has become overly optimistic on South Africa - it has priced in for too long without any solid reason that (President Jacob) Zuma may end his term prematurely.

Murat Toprak - HSBC

The market sees Turkey as the weak link in the emerging markets story ... One reason is it perceives political risk as higher in Turkey than in Mexico or South Africa. Mexico has played out, the market has priced the U.S. election and now is waiting to see which Trump policies will be implemented and how.

Guillaume Tresca - Crédit Agricole

Usually they are more negative than the other ratings agencies regarding South Africa ... When you read all the statements from S&P regarding South Africa they always mention the indebtedness of the public companies.

Glenda Gray

The people of South Africa are making history by conducting and participating in the first HIV vaccine efficacy study to build on the results of the Thai trial. HIV has taken a devastating toll in South Africa, but now we begin a scientific exploration that could hold great promise for our country. If an HIV vaccine were found to work in South Africa, it could dramatically alter the course of the pandemic.

Hongtao Jiang - Deutsche Bank

The significant increase in (third quarter) CDS trading volume over the previous quarter was mostly driven by a higher level of activities in Mexico, Turkey, and South Africa, due to idiosyncratic developments in these countries.

Gary van Staden

President Zuma's contribution to the overall political risk assessment of South Africa is significant. He is clearly a drag on both the economic and financial sectors.

Roxanna Hulea - Société Générale

It's good news the charges were dropped but this does not necessarily remove the possibility that South Africa will be downgraded in December. I wouldn't say this is the end of it. Going into ... next year we will continue to be in this environment, plagued by a lot of political news and headlines which will drive markets.

Roxanna Hulea - Société Générale

We are seeing broad-based weaker momentum in EM and a few stories are compounding that, including the tabling of the budget in South Africa, and that is spilling over to the (Turkish) lira. The drop in oil prices as well, because that undermines the performance of the commodity exporters; the rouble, Mexico and Brazil as well. The freeze in output is not coming through as expected, with a lot of defectors such as Iran and Iraq.

John C. Lechleiter - Lilly

The pharmaceutical giant will expand a program already in place to provide parts of Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and India with treatment for Type 2 diabetes.

Colin Coleman

Obviously South Africa since December has been something of a roller-coaster. But this year has been a very good demonstration of the strength of all our institutions.

David Makhura

It undermines every little effort that South Africa is making to move forward.

Murat Toprak - HSBC

That hasn't really reassured the market and it shows again that the political side of things remains extremely uncertain and volatile, hence the market is approaching (South Africa) in a very cautious manner.

Tembinkosi Bonakele

South Africa is a strategic hub for the trade of goods in and out of the southern African region. Any cartel by shipping liners in this region results in inflated prices for cargo transportation.

Timothy Ash

This seems perverse given the political/policy setting in South Africa, (and) worse ratios over Turkey.

Colin Apse

Depending on the green infrastructure investments chosen, a Cape Town Water Fund could lead to a range of climate change adaptation benefits.

Zachary Karabell - Envestnet

The concern last year and into this year was that the incredible collapse of the commodity cycle would lead to huge defaults in emerging markets, particularly those markets like Brazil and South Africa and elsewhere that were really exposed to that.

Uhuru Kenyatta

Volkswagen South Africa will now again establish an assembly plant to produce motor vehicles at the Kenya Motor Vehicle Manufacturers limited in Thika.

Martin Plaut

The ANC, and the population of South Africa, is deeply wedded to the democratic process.

Harry Newman

The establishment of a yuan clearing centre in South Africa in July 2015, as well as Singapore's increased use of the yuan for payments with South Africa, have been a catalyst for yuan growth in the region.

Graeme Stephens - Sun International

In South Africa, the economic environment remains a serious concern. We do not anticipate any meaningful growth in gaming revenue until there is a recovery in the economy and renewed consumer confidence.

Daryl Glaser

The DA is crawling its way into African townships. It's a nightmare come true for the ANC and Jacob Zuma.

Vittorio Colao - Vodafone Group

Our growth momentum in AMAP remains strong, with excellent performance in South Africa, Turkey and Egypt and ongoing recovery in India.

Nilan Morar

The market does like these expansion stories. It dilutes some of that South Africa performance into another area in the world and diversifies that income stream.

Ben Lawson

It's impacting all the major export markets because now the Indians are not at a loss for choice, and you can see that from month-to-month they just skip around from South Africa to Indonesia.

Win Thin - Brown Brothers Harriman

South Africa has been hit by a prolonged slowdown coupled with a weaker currency.

Jasper Lawler - CMC Markets

A big part of getting agreement from regulators was guaranteeing employment after the deal. Keeping staff in South Africa shouldn't be too damaging given the region represents one of the biggest growth opportunities in the global beer market.

Mmusi Maimane

We cannot have Jacob Zuma and the Constitution in one parliament. Both those things cannot co-exist.

Fidel Castro

My modest suggestion is that he reflects (on the U.S. role in South Africa and Cuba's in Angola) and not now try to elaborate theories about Cuban politics.

Liow Tiong Lai

The coastal search will be by a Malaysian team and focused around South Africa and Mozambique.

Mike Nelson - Reliance Industries

We have seen some competitive rates coming from Australia, Columbia and Russia as well, but South Africa should be a consistent player going forward.

Francois Hollande

Brexit will effect no consequences on relations between the European Union and South Africa.

Ian Herbert

It's no more or no less than Warren Gatland's accomplishment with Wales, a side down to third-string players some of their most avid followers had never heard of, who took South Africa to the wire.

John Kerry

There's such a fascination with Cuba because 1959, face it, African-Americans, Latino-Americans couldn't vote, had no basic human rights, almost all of Latin America was under occupation. Africa, down to South Africa was under some form of occupation or colonialism and all of those nations found hope in Cuba's survival.

Llewellyn Hartnick

She's unapologetic in speaking the truth about modern South Africa, okay? In terms of the state of the nation.

Armando Guebuza

We are collaborating very closely with South Africa and Tanzania, but we are also looking for European support, especially from Spain. We hope they can give us the technical means and training so that our navy are better prepared to intervene.

Maria Barradas

But there is no consensus. Some countries, in particular Angola and South Africa are accused of supporting Laurent Gbagbo and therefore adding to the tension….

Barack Obama

We all recognise that he has given everything to his people, the people of South Africa, to the people of the continent, and he's ended up being an inspiration to all of us. When you think of a single individual that embodies the kind of leadership qualities that I think we all aspire to, the first name that comes up is Nelson Mandela.

Prince Albert

Yes, a little rest and recuperation. Right after the wedding we will be going to South Africa for a few days that are very studious for me because it'll be the International Olympic Committee session in Durban so I'll be in the meeting room for three days. But we will be able to have an evening with a lot of friends from the Olympic world but also a lot of friends and family of Charlene's from South Africa so it'll be I think a great occasion. And after these proceedings we'll venture off into the unknown!

Nelson Mandela

We are here to honour an amazing man who I believe saved South Africa from total annihilation.

Cara Loening

The deaf community in South Africa are completely outraged and nobody knows who he is. We can't find a name or anything. The organisations who have accredited interpreters do not know him at all.

Sébastien Vaugnat - Euronews

In the context of the world economic crisis, the World Cup has given a boost to South Africa with the injection of 1.2 billion euros. A secondary benefit will be the money brought in by some half a million visiting spectators.

Mac Maharaj

President Zuma wished Madiba a speedy recovery and appeals to the people of South Africa and the world to pray for our beloved Madiba and his family and to keep them in their thoughts.

Jacob Zuma

We sincerely thank you for dedicating a life to building a free and democratic South Africa in which all shall live in equality and dignity. One thing we can assure you of today Tata as you take your final steps is that South Africa will continue to rise.

David Cameron

The fact that there is so much to celebrate in the new South Africa is not in spite of Mandela and the ANC, it is because of them – and we Conservatives should say so clearly today.

Marcus Soloman

There were people in there because of the struggle for a better world, and that struggle is continuing, because what we struggled for is not yet the reality in South Africa.

Lee Berger

What we have here is the highest resolution scan of an object this size that we can do anywhere in the world. It's a fossil skull of a new species of human ancestor from South Africa dating to about 1.9 million years. And what it's going to do is to allow us to look at internal morphology, the age of death and structures we can't even imagine, in a way that's quite literally unprecedented in paleontological sciences.

Antonio del Greco

Nineteen cases have been confirmed by the judicial authorities. People received superficial medical examinations in Brazil and then they were taken in South Africa. Here they were subjected to surgery and these organs were transplanted to wealthy people.

Hammes Boshoff

A lot of customers just see Africa. They see it as one country. I try and tell people that Europe and America are closer to the Ebola outbreak than South Africa.

Nelson Mandela

Well, there are many people in South Africa who are rich, who can share those riches with people who are not so fortunate, who have not been able to conquer poverty.

Francois Hollande

He had already entered into history during his life, and, in death, he takes his place in the universal consciousness. Nelson Mandela not only changed South Africa – he also sped up the pace of change in the world.

Jan Egeland - United Nations

Well we recruit we believe the best of the best. As researchers being experts on countries, they go to the field, the go to Syria, the go to Russia, they go to South Africa they go to China they go to all of the places where there is war, repression, discrimination and human rights abuse. They undertake hundreds of interviews and there are reports then as we publish them every week new reports, new press releases is footnoted to the minutest of detail because we must be absolutely sure that what we publish is the truth and that is our strength what we say is the truth as we have seen it, smelt it, discovered it in the field.

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