Only a few years ago Africa was seen by some as the next great emerging investment opportunity, but a recent economic slide has brought this idea into question. Share Radio's Alexi Phillips reports on what was behind the rise and fall of this optimism surrounding Africa. He spoke with Richard Dowden, director of the Royal African Society, and Simon Freemantle, Senior Political Economist at Standard Bank
The South African economy is "in crisis" according to the country's finance minister. Speaking ahead of this week's Budget Speech, Pravin Gordhan admitted the country was struggling with a difficult set of economic circumstances.
Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen reports on an embattled economy where the threat of a downgrade to junk status looms on the horizon.