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.
A flailing rand dogged by labour unrest and the threat of unreasonably high wages has prompted the SA Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged.
Following its monetary police committee's three-day meeting, the South African Reserve Bank has left the repo rate at 5% for the third time.
South Africa's monetary policy committee is due to discuss interest rates this week and the rand's weakness is most likely to dominate the agenda.
The Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee has kept the repo rate unchanged at 5%.
The South African Reserve Bank will leave interest rates unchanged for the foreseeable future should economic conditions persist, economists predict.