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South Africa: bonds

South Africa has the most developed fixed income market in Africa Government securities yield curve extends out to 26 years. The National Treasury (NT) issues Treasury bills with tenors for 91, 182, 273 and 365 days. Auctions are usually held weekly on Fridays, but T-bills may also be issued by private placement or any other means chosen by the NT. Minimum bids are for ZAR 1,000,000, with multiples of ZAR 100,000 thereafter. Direct access is through the Money Market Internet System (MMIS) to registered users. Republic of South Africa (RSA) Government Bonds are issued primarily to support the fiscal budget. This is exclusively a wholesale market with more sophisticated investors and systems, hence only primary dealers may take part in primary auctions of RSA Government bonds. The RSA retail savings bonds are better suited to the retail investors. South Africa is included in Citigroup’s world government bond index. Municipal Bonds are issued by city councils for development projects with tenors typically longer than one year. Municipal bond issues are not guaranteed by the central Government. Secondary market trading is very rare. Parastatal and corporate issuers are very active in the primary market for both short-term and long-term debt, the most noteworthy being ESKOM, Transnet and SANRAL. Other key issuers are the commercial banks, mortgage houses, asset finance houses, as well as off-balance sheet SIVs like securitizations and conduits. The Commercial paper (CP) primary market is very active and is tapped by corporate issuers and state-owned companies. The definition of Commercial paper in South Africa has less to do with its tenor, and CP in South Africa can have a maturity longer than one year. South Africa is a prominent African name in the international bond market. It is ahead of all other African nations in terms of eurobond issuance.

Outstanding bond issues

Сurrency Outstanding bond issues Cumulative volume
sovereign
ZAR 78 2 018 727 383 067
USD 15 19 500 000 000
JPY 2 60 000 000 000
EUR 1 500 000 000
municipal
ZAR 18 20 338 000 000
corporate
ZAR 922 422 507 694 574
USD 57 29 861 293 180
EUR 17 7 496 763 145
GBP 8 4 494 775 000
CHF 4 484 000 000
CNY 1 1 500 000 000
KES 1 490 000 000
GHS 1 26 233 180

Sovereign rating

Rating AgencyRatingRating scaleDate
Dagong Global *** International scale rating (foreign curr.) ***
Dagong Global *** International scale rating (local curr.) ***
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) *** Country Risk Classifications ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- foreign currency ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- local currency ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Foreign Currency LT ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Local Currency LT ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (foreign curr.) ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (local curr.) ***
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Latest bond issues

issue ISIN coupon volume end of placement maturity date
South Africa, TB 22apr2020 12m - Domestic bonds ZAM000458371 0% 3 225 000 000  ZAR 04/18/2019 04/22/2020
South Africa, TB 15apr2020 12m - Domestic bonds ZAM000457415 0% 3 225 000 000  ZAR 04/12/2019 04/15/2020
South Africa, TB 8apr2020 12m - Domestic bonds ZAM000456060 0% 3 225 000 000  ZAR 04/05/2019 04/08/2020
South Africa, TB 1apr2020 12m - Domestic bonds ZAM000454578 0% 2 735 000 000  ZAR 03/29/2019 04/01/2020
Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa, FRN 26mar2024, ZAR (35) - Domestic bonds ZAG000158064 3M JIBAR + 18.85% 450 000 000  ZAR 03/26/2019 03/26/2024
South Africa, TB 25mar2020 12m - Domestic bonds ZAM000453356 0% 2 735 000 000  ZAR 03/22/2019 03/25/2020
Toyota Financial Services (SA), FRN 20mar2024, ZAR (159) - Domestic bonds ZAG000157702 3M JIBAR + 1.15% 509 000 000  ZAR 03/20/2019 03/20/2024
South Africa, TB 18mar2020 12m - Domestic bonds ZAM000452523 0% 2 735 000 000  ZAR 03/15/2019 03/18/2020
Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, FRN 12mar2022, ZAR (18) - Domestic bonds ZAG000157603 3M JIBAR + 1.3% 186 000 000  ZAR 03/12/2019 03/12/2022
South Africa, TB 6mar2020 12m - Domestic bonds ZAM000451202 0% 2 735 000 000  ZAR 03/08/2019 03/06/2020

Credit Default Swaps (CDS)

Daily indices

Type: 04/22/2019 04/19/2019 04/18/2019 04/17/2019 04/16/2019 04/15/2019 04/12/2019
CDS 5Y
[23577] CDS South Africa 5Y 179.0300 179.1500 179.8700 177.3400 180.7100 180.4900 181.6600
CDS South Africa (Interactive Data)
[13547] CDS 6M South Africa 59.1900 58.5800 58.8100 57.9900 62.0400 61.9900 62.4500
[13609] CDS 1Y South Africa 68.8900 68.3300 68.6100 67.6300 72.5800 72.5000 72.9600
[13671] CDS 2Y South Africa 98.5000 98.0400 98.3300 96.9200 101.3600 101.2300 101.8300
[13733] CDS 3Y South Africa 126.2300 126.0800 126.3900 124.5700 128.0100 127.8400 128.6200
[13795] CDS 4Y South Africa 151.3000 151.3500 152.0500 149.8900 153.8900 153.7000 154.6700
[13857] CDS 5Y South Africa 179.0300 179.1500 179.8700 177.3400 180.7100 180.4900 181.6600
[13919] CDS 7Y South Africa 220.9000 220.8200 221.5500 218.6900 222.5500 222.3000 223.7100
[13981] CDS 10Y South Africa 250.0800 249.8200 250.4900 247.6300 250.5500 250.3000 251.7700
[14043] CDS 15Y South Africa 273.5900 273.2800 273.9500 271.2800 273.4800 273.2500 274.6800
[14105] CDS 20Y South Africa 284.9500 284.5600 285.2800 282.7400 284.6200 284.4100 285.8000
[14167] CDS 30Y South Africa 295.1800 294.7800 295.4200 293.0300 294.6600 294.4700 295.8200
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BIS

Quarterly indices

Type: III 2018 II 2018 I 2018 IV 2017 III 2017 II 2017 I 2017
BIS international bonds outstanding volume
[10313] South African international bonds, USD bln 37.900 36.100 33.200 34.500 33.900 31.200 31.300
BIS new international bonds volume
[10589] International-bond net issue of South Africa, USD bln 1.900 3.400 -1.500 0.300 2.700 -0.400 0.800

Stocks indices

Daily indices

Type: 04/22/2019 04/19/2019 04/18/2019 04/17/2019 04/16/2019 04/15/2019 04/12/2019
Stock market (Africa)
[1537] FTSE/JSE  59 222.47 59 222.47 59 222.47 58 908.31 58 902.64 58 249.35 58 405.30
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GDP

Yearly indices

Type: 2017 2016 2015 2014
Government debt-to-GDP (Africa)
[15457] Government Debt to GDP(South Africa) 53.10 51.60 50.10 47.10

Stock exchanges and market participants indices (archive)

Daily indices

Type: 10/30/2013 10/29/2013 10/28/2013 10/25/2013 10/24/2013 10/23/2013 10/22/2013
JP Morgan
[3115] EMBI Global South Africa 268 276 268 270 260 258 262
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International bonds outstanding volume

Monthly indices

Type: Mar 2019 Feb 2019 Jan 2019 Dec 2018 Nov 2018 Oct 2018 Sep 2018
Africa international bonds outstanding volume
[21811] South Africa international bonds, USD bln 64.479 64.804 64.045 63.695 63.566 63.821 62.378
[21857] South Africa corporate international bonds, USD bln 44.510 44.830 44.055 43.712 43.605 43.856 42.402
[21903] South Africa sovereign international bonds, USD bln 19.969 19.975 19.990 19.983 19.961 19.965 19.976
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Inflation

Monthly indices

Type: Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Aug 2018 Jul 2018 Jun 2018 May 2018 Apr 2018
Inflation (Africa)
[15823] Inflation Rate (South Africa) 5.10 4.90 4.90 5.10 4.60 4.40 4.50
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Default probability (based on CDS)

Daily indices

Type: 04/22/2019 04/19/2019 04/18/2019 04/17/2019 04/16/2019 04/15/2019 04/12/2019
Default Probability South African Republic (Interactive Data)
[20381] 6M Default Probability South African Republic 0.5300 0.5300 0.5300 0.5300 0.5700 0.5700 0.5800
[20443] 1Y Default Probability South African Republic 1.0800 1.0800 1.0800 1.0700 1.1500 1.1500 1.1700
[20505] 2Y Default Probability South African Republic 2.8500 2.8500 2.8600 2.8300 2.9600 2.9600 2.9800
[20567] 3Y Default Probability South African Republic 5.3100 5.3200 5.3400 5.2700 5.4100 5.4100 5.4600
[20629] 4Y Default Probability South African Republic 8.3100 8.3300 8.3800 8.2700 8.4800 8.4800 8.5500
[20691] 5Y Default Probability South African Republic 12.0900 12.1200 12.1700 12.0200 12.2300 12.2200 12.3100
[20753] 7Y Default Probability South African Republic 20.1200 20.1300 20.2000 19.9800 20.2900 20.2700 20.4200
[20815] 10Y Default Probability South African Republic 30.6300 30.6200 30.6900 30.4200 30.6900 30.6600 30.8400
[20877] 15Y Default Probability South African Republic 45.4700 45.4400 45.5300 45.2400 45.4400 45.4000 45.6000
[20939] 20Y Default Probability South African Republic 57.2600 57.2000 57.3000 57.0300 57.1800 57.1400 57.3300
[21001] 30Y Default Probability South African Republic 73.8500 73.7900 73.8600 73.6400 73.7400 73.6900 73.8600
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New international bonds volume

Yearly indices

Type: 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Africa new international bonds volume
[19845] Annual new issues of South Africa sovereign international bonds, USD bln 2.000 2.500 4.250 0.000 2.176
[19891] Annual new issues of South Africa corporate international bonds, USD bln 6.491 13.014 4.250 7.300 4.384
[19937] Annual new issues of South Africa corporate international bonds, (financial sector) USD bln 0.929 1.658 1.593 0.889 0.573
[19983] Annual new issues of South Africa corporate international bonds, (non-financial sector) USD bln 5.562 11.356 2.657 6.411 3.811

Bonds prices

issue volume maturity date bid prices ask prices
date bid price yield date ask price yield
South Africa, 3.75% 24jul2026, EUR   EUR 07/24/2026 05/18/2016 **.** *.* 05/18/2016 **.* *.**
South Africa, 3.80% 1jun2020, JPY   JPY 06/01/2020 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.**
South Africa, 3.80% 7sep2021, JPY   JPY 09/07/2021 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
South Africa, 3.903% 24jun2020, USD   USD 06/24/2020 05/18/2016 **.* *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
South Africa, 4.665% 17jan2024, USD   USD 01/17/2024 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
South Africa, 4.875% 14apr2026, USD   USD 04/14/2026 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
South Africa, 5.375% 24jul2044, USD   USD 07/24/2044 05/18/2016 **.* *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
South Africa, 5.50% 9mar2020, USD   USD 03/09/2020 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
South Africa, 5.875% 30may2022, USD   USD 05/30/2022 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
South Africa, 5.88% 16sep2025, USD   USD 09/16/2025 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
South Africa, 6.250% 8mar2041, USD   USD 03/08/2041 05/18/2016 ***.** *.* 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
South Africa, 6.875% 27may2019, USD   USD 05/27/2019 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.*
South Africa, 8.5% 23jun2017, USD   USD 06/23/2017 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
African Bank, 4% 4jul2020, CHF   CHF 07/04/2020 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
African Bank, 4.0% 9nov2016, CHF   CHF 11/09/2016 05/18/2016 ** ***.** 05/18/2016 ** **.**
African Bank, 4.75% 18mar2019, CHF   CHF 03/18/2019 05/18/2016 **.* *.* 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
African Bank, 5% 22apr2022, CHF   CHF 04/22/2022 05/18/2016 **.* *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
African Bank, 5% 28aug2018, CHF   CHF 08/28/2018 05/18/2016 **.** **.** 05/18/2016 **.** **.**
African Bank, 5.5% 5jun2021, CHF   CHF 06/05/2021 05/18/2016 **.* *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
African Bank, 6.0% 15jun2016, USD   USD 06/15/2016 05/18/2016 **.** *****.** 05/18/2016 **.** ****.**
African Bank, 8.125% 24feb2017, USD   USD 02/24/2017 05/18/2016 **.** **.** 05/18/2016 **.** **.**
Anglo American, 1.5% 1apr2020, EUR   EUR 04/01/2020 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.* *.**
Anglo American, 1.75% 20nov2017, EUR   EUR 11/20/2017 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Anglo American, 1.75% 3apr2018, EUR   EUR 04/03/2018 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Anglo American, 2.5% 29apr2021, EUR   EUR 04/29/2021 05/18/2016 **.* *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Anglo American, 2.50% 18sep2018, EUR   EUR 09/18/2018 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 ** *.*
Anglo American, 2.625% 27sep2017, USD   USD 09/27/2017 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.*** *.**
Anglo American, 2.625% 3apr2017, USD   USD 04/03/2017 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Anglo American, 2.750% 7jun2019, EUR   EUR 06/07/2019 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Anglo American, 2.875% 20nov2020, EUR   EUR 11/20/2020 05/18/2016 ** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Anglo American, 3.25% 3apr2023, EUR   EUR 04/03/2023 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Anglo American, 3.50% 28mar2022, EUR   EUR 03/28/2022 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Anglo American, 3.625% 14may2020, USD   USD 05/14/2020 05/18/2016 ** *.** 05/18/2016 **.* *.**
Anglo American, 4.125% 15apr2021, USD   USD 04/15/2021 05/18/2016 **.* *.** 05/18/2016 **.* *.**
Anglo American, 4.125% 27sep2022, USD   USD 09/27/2022 05/18/2016 ** *.** 05/18/2016 **.* *.**
Anglo American, 4.375% 2dec2016, EUR   EUR 12/02/2016 05/18/2016 ***.** *.* 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Anglo American, 4.875% 14may2025, USD   USD 05/14/2025 05/18/2016 ** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Anglo American, 5.75% 27nov2018, AUD   AUD 11/27/2018 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 ** *.**
Anglo American, 6.875% 1may2018, GBP   GBP 05/01/2018 05/18/2016 ***.* *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.*
Anglo American, 9.375% 8apr2019, USD   USD 04/08/2019 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Anglogold Ashanti, 5.125% 1aug2022, USD   USD 08/01/2022 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Anglogold Ashanti, 5.375% 15apr2020, USD   USD 04/15/2020 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Anglogold Ashanti, 6.50% 15apr2040, USD   USD 04/15/2040 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.* *.**
Anglogold Ashanti, 8.5% 30jul2020, USD   USD 07/30/2020 05/18/2016 ***.* *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Edcon, 13.375% 30jun2019, EUR   EUR 06/30/2019 05/18/2016 ** **.** 05/18/2016 ** **.**
Edcon, 13.375% 30jun2019, EUR   EUR 06/30/2019 05/18/2016 ** **.** 05/18/2016 ** **.**
Edcon, 13.375% 30jun2022, EUR   EUR 06/30/2022 05/18/2016 *.* ***.** 05/18/2016 * ***.**
Edcon, 9.5% 1mar2018, EUR   EUR 03/01/2018 05/18/2016 **.** ***.** 05/18/2016 **.** ***.*
Edcon, 9.5% 1mar2018, EUR   EUR 03/01/2018 05/18/2016 **.** ***.** 05/18/2016 **.** ***.**
Edcon, 9.5% 1mar2018, USD   USD 03/01/2018 05/18/2016 **.* ***.** 05/18/2016 *** *.**
Eskom Holdings, 0% 18aug2027, ZAR (10957D)   ZAR 08/18/2027 05/18/2016 **.* ** 05/18/2016 **.* **.**
Eskom Holdings, 0% 31dec2018, ZAR (7641D)   ZAR 12/31/2018 05/18/2016 ** **.* 05/18/2016 **.** **.**
Eskom Holdings, 0% 31dec2032, ZAR (12898D)   ZAR 12/31/2032 05/18/2016 **.*** **.** 05/18/2016 **.** **.**
Eskom Holdings, 5.75% 26jan2021, USD   USD 01/26/2021 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Eskom Holdings, 6.75% 6aug2023, USD   USD 08/06/2023 05/18/2016 **.** *.* 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Eskom Holdings, 7.125% 11feb2025, USD   USD 02/11/2025 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
FirstRand Bank, 2% 28may2019, CHF   CHF 05/28/2019 05/18/2016 **.* *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
FirstRand Bank, 2.25% 30jan2020, EUR   EUR 01/30/2020 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.**
FirstRand Bank, 4.25% 30apr2020, USD   USD 04/30/2020 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
FirstRand Bank, 4.375% 9jun2016, USD   USD 06/09/2016 05/18/2016 *** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* -*.**
Gold Fields, 4.875% 7oct2020, USD   USD 10/07/2020 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.*** *.**
IchorCoal, 8% 7jun2019, EUR (Conv.)   EUR 06/07/2019 05/18/2016 ** **.** 05/18/2016 ** **.**
Investec Bank Limited, 3.875% 24jul2017, USD   USD 07/24/2017 05/18/2016 *** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Mediclinic International, 2.625% 22mar2021, GBP   GBP 03/22/2021 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Mondi, 1.5% 15apr2024, EUR   EUR 04/15/2024 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Mondi, 3.375% 28sep2020, EUR   EUR 09/28/2020 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Mondi Group, 5.750% 3apr2017, EUR   EUR 04/03/2017 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
MTN Group, 4.755% 11nov2024, USD   USD 11/11/2024 05/18/2016 **.*** * 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Naspers, 5.5% 21jul2025, USD   USD 07/21/2025 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Naspers, 6% 18jul2020, USD   USD 07/18/2020 05/18/2016 *** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Naspers, 6.375% 28jul2017, USD   USD 07/28/2017 05/18/2016 ***.* *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Petra Diamonds, 2020   USD 05/31/2020 05/18/2016 **.* **.** 05/18/2016 ** *.**
Sappi, 3.375% 1apr2022, EUR   EUR 04/01/2022 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Sappi, 4% 1apr2023, EUR   EUR 04/01/2023 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Sappi, 7.5% 15jun2032, USD   USD 06/15/2032 05/18/2016 ** *.** 05/18/2016 ** *.**
Sappi, 7.75% 15jul2017, USD   USD 07/15/2017 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Sasol, 4.5% 14nov2022, USD   USD 11/14/2022 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.* *.**
Standard Bank, 8.125% 2dec2019, USD   USD 12/02/2019 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Transnet, 10% 30mar2029, ZAR   ZAR 03/30/2029 05/18/2016 **.* **.** 05/18/2016 **.** **.**
Transnet, 13.5% 18apr2028, ZAR   ZAR 04/18/2028 05/18/2016 ***.** **.** 05/18/2016 ***.** **.**
Transnet, 4% 26jul2022, USD   USD 07/26/2022 05/18/2016 **.* *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.*
Transnet, 9.50% 13may2021, ZAR   ZAR 05/13/2021 05/18/2016 **.** **.** 05/18/2016 **.* **.**
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