WATCH: IMF's Lagarde says state capture inquiry good for SA

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde is in town. She is holding a joint briefing Reserve Bank. Courtesy #DStv403

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JOHANNESBURG - International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde says she is positive about South Africa's economic prospects.

She is in South Africa and she has held a meeting with South Africa's economic team to discuss the government's reform agenda and measures to boost growth and job creation. 

The IMF leader held a joint briefing Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago and said President Cyril Ramaphosa's approach to state capture was good for the country.

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Weak growth remains South Africa’s fundamental economic problem.

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Lagarde’s IMF has warned that optimism after Ramaphosa's election has dissipated, leaving growth stuck in low gear.

The IMF head comes to South Africa weeks after the global lender released a report with warning flags for the country.


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