- Production in the platinum sector picks up significantly by finalising the latest wage agreement. [on which there is breaking news]
- The government debt trajectory remains downward by cutting any unnecessary consumption expenditure.
- Investor confidence is strengthened by amending policies that will otherwise weaken property rights (e.g. Intellectual Property Policy, Private Security Bill, Investment Bill)."
To be fair, South Africa shouldn't be strongly criticised if it's attempting to tackle what Max Planck Institute might see as a homegrown problem. The way the country approaches it is a different matter. In any event, time will tell if or how this news would impact on South Africa's grand plan in the area of access to medicine. Since the country scored OK in this year's Doing Business Report, the government may well want to continue with the status quo to see if Fitch would change its mind - as SACCI hopes.