Current South Africa credit ratings, according to main rating agencies.

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Rating Agency Rating Outlook Last Update Action
Standard & Poor's BB - 24 Nov 2017 rating downgrade
Moody's Investors Service Baa3 - 24 Nov 2017 outlook upgrade
Fitch Ratings BB+ - 7 Apr 2017 rating downgrade
DBRS - -

South Africa Credit Ratings: Long-term Rating Scales Comparison

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Grade S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS Description
Investment AAA Aaa AAA AAA Prime
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA(high) High Medium Grade
AA Aa2 AA AA
AA- Aa3 AA- AA(low)
A+ A1 A+ A(high) Upper Medium Grade
A A2 A A
A- A3 A- A(low)
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ BBB(high) Lower Medium Grade
BBB Baa2 BBB BBB
BBB- Baa3 BBB- BBB(low)
Speculative BB+ Ba1 BB+ BB(high) Speculative
BB Ba2 BB BB
BB- Ba3 BB- BB(low)
B+ B1 B+ B(high) Highly Speculative
B B2 B B
B- B3 B- B(low)
CCC+ Caa1 CCC+ CCC(high) Substantial Risk
CCC Caa2 CCC CCC
CCC- Caa3 CCC- CCC(low)
CC Ca CC CC Extremely Speculative
C Ca C C
RD C RD RD In Default
SD / SD SD
D / D D

South Africa Credit Ratings historical data

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Timetable of South Africa credit ratings by S&P, Moody's, Fitch and DBRS agencies.

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Date S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS
24 Nov 2017 BB Baa3
9 Jun 2017 Baa3
7 Apr 2017 BB+
3 Apr 2017 BB+
25 Nov 2016 BBB-
4 Dec 2015 BBB- BBB-
6 Nov 2014 Baa2
13 Jun 2014 BBB- BBB
10 Jan 2013 BBB
12 Oct 2012 BBB
27 Sep 2012 Baa1
28 Mar 2012 BBB+
13 Jan 2012 BBB+
9 Nov 2011 A3
25 Jan 2011 BBB+
17 Jan 2011 BBB+
16 Jul 2009 A3
11 Nov 2008 BBB+
9 Nov 2008 BBB+
17 Jun 2008 BBB+
25 Jul 2007 BBB+
5 Jun 2007 Baa1
25 Aug 2005 BBB+
1 Aug 2005 BBB+
11 Jan 2005 Baa1
21 Oct 2004 BBB
7 May 2003 BBB
2 May 2003 BBB
26 Feb 2003 Baa2
12 Nov 2002 BBB-
20 Aug 2002 BBB-
29 Nov 2001 Baa2
27 Jun 2000 BBB-
19 May 2000 BB+
25 Feb 2000 BBB-
7 Feb 2000 Baa3
8 Oct 1998 Baa3
17 Jul 1998 Baa3
28 May 1998 BB
17 Feb 1998 BB
20 Nov 1995 BB+
3 Oct 1994 BB Baa3
22 Sep 1994 BB

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