The Monetary Policy Committee's says it was mindful of the anaemic state of the economy when deciding to leave rates unchanged.
Concerns are growing that the state may be in for more bad debt than expected with African Bank.
A decrease in demand and increase in supply has left smaller enterprises feeling the squeeze.
A surprise widening of the current account deficit has been attributed to the high volume of imports and dividend and interest payments.
The four-week strike led by trade union Numsa in July disrupted the manufacturing sector causing production and output to shrink.
The resources giant is selling debt down under for the first time following indications that it is looking to buy more Australian assets.
The furniture retailer's balance sheet was burdened by climbing bad loans and restructuring within the group.
As Anglo disposes of its Rustenberg mines, other companies are betting that the troubled metal will yield dividends further down the line.
The Reserve Bank's probe into the collapse of the unsecured lender will include the possibility of intentional fraud.
African Bank's plight seemed to come as a shock, but banks started tightening up credit a year ago.
Cushioned by the loyalty of its customer base at the top end of the market, the retailer is eyeing new horizons.
A weaker rand has help profits at Patrice Motsepe's mining company rise despite a fall in iron ore prices.
Christo Wiese is just one of a number of potential buyers who've been refunded their deposits to buy rhino from SANParks.
The struggling retailer's shares rose on news that it had found a buyer for its loan book, allowing it to focus on its retailing and product range.
New data has shown that the manufacturing sector has contracted for the fifth month in a row, while new vehicle sales came under pressure yet again.
Despite tough times of late for South Africa's platinum sector the Public Investment Corporation is betting on the precious metals' comeback.
Central banks in Europe, the UK, Japan, Egypt and Kenya are among those expected to announce policy decisions in the week ahead.
Emerging-market stocks are on a winning streak as slow recovery in the developed world offsets concerns over geopolitical tensions.
The healthcare company has posted a loss in the wake of a failed stock offer.
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