Increasingly difficult times lie ahead and inflation fears outweigh concerns about economic growth.
Foreign investors pulled R12.8-billion in one week, the biggest outflow since 2008, casting a harsh light on policy direction and the trade deficit.
South Africa is among the developing nations who will be worse affected by the US tightening - the first rate hike in seven years.
Fed chair Janet Yellen's raising of US interest rates has prompted the European banker to loosen monetary policy to stimulate consumer prices.
In light of the US Federal Reserve's decision not to hike interest rates, the SA Reserve Bank is expected to follow suit and hold the repo rate.
The decision gives the Reserve Bank the chance to keep future rises more moderate.
The Reserve Bank has decided to keep interest rates on hold in the face of a deteriorating global growth outlook and load-shedding.
Emerging markets are bracing themselves for fallout once the interest rate rises in the US, according to the IMF's deputy director.
The European Central Bank announced that it cut interest rates by 10 basis points to a record low of 0.05%.
Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus announced an interest rate hike on Thursday, while highlighting strike action and excessive salaries and bonuses.
Economists are split on whether the South African Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee will hold or hike interest rates on Thursday.
The Angolan central bank governor says there is room for lending rates to come down, but he wants to avoid unnecessary price pressures.
Interest rates will remain unchanged, Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus has announced, adding that the MPC's decision was split.
The rand is down and inflation is up, but has not yet breached the Reserve Bank's upper target range.
South Africa's economic indicators have been a mixed bag so far this year - some spell doom and gloom while others suggest a better year than last.
Microlenders who put their trust in algorithms say humans indulge in too much unacceptable risk.
The review committee has to look beyond the simple generation of income for the state.
The South African Reserve Bank has announced it would keep the repo rate unchanged at 5%.
Cosatu says the South African Reserve Bank has "missed yet another opportunity" to alleviate unemployment by keeping the repo rate unchanged.