Ek lees die volgende in FINANCIAL MAIL van 21 November 2008:
"South Africa has been given a sharp wake-up call. The fact that two rating agencies have downgraded SA's outlook to "negative", and predictions by the International Monetary Fund of a deep and severe global recession have tipped the scales. SA has been found wanting. Can we survive this economic storm?
A hint of panic is now setting in. With the rapid deterioration in global growth and the financing environment over the past month, it is no longer possible to believe that SA will emerge unscathed.
The worst of the storm is fast approaching and will test the cracks of every country's macroeconomic construction, not least SA's. But even as economists scramble to revise down their domestic growth forecasts, there is denial among the population about how much more pain could be inflicted..."
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