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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 75 2 114 692 237 420
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 1342 545 499 868 060
USD 57 30 798 155 910
EUR 17 7 496 763 145
GBP 8 4 494 775 000
CHF 4 484 000 000
GHS 3 89 370 450
KES 1 490 000 000

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
Gold Fields, 6.125% 15may2029, USD - International bonds XS1993965950 6.125% 500 000 000  USD 05/08/2019 05/15/2029
Gold Fields, 5.125% 15may2024, USD - International bonds XS1993827135 5.125% 500 000 000  USD 05/08/2019 05/15/2024
Standard Bank, 20.25% 11mar2022, USD - International bonds XS1960247358 20.25% 6 300 000  USD 02/27/2019 03/11/2022
Standard Bank, 21.6% 19feb2021, USD - International bonds XS1952585385 21.6% 6 100 000  USD 02/07/2019 02/19/2021
Standard Bank, 6.75% 4feb2021, USD - International bonds XS1945130034 6.75% 5 000 000  USD 01/24/2019 02/04/2021
Standard Bank, 9.75% 4feb2022, USD - International bonds XS1945130117 9.75% 7 000 000  USD 01/24/2019 02/04/2022
Sasol, 6.5% 27sep2028, USD - International bonds US80386WAB19 6.5% 750 000 000  USD 09/20/2018 09/27/2028
Sasol, 5.875% 27mar2024, USD - International bonds US80386WAA36 5.875% 1 500 000 000  USD 09/20/2018 03/27/2024
Standard Bank, 9.05% 12sep2022, USD - International bonds XS1876162550 9.05% 8 000 000  USD 08/29/2018 09/12/2022
Standard Bank, 14.94% 4sep2020, USD - International bonds XS1873233040 14.94% 7 000 000  USD 08/23/2018 09/04/2020

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: 05/22/2019 05/21/2019 05/20/2019 05/17/2019 05/16/2019 05/15/2019 05/14/2019
Stock market (Africa)
[1537] FTSE/JSE  55 231.05 55 523.95 55 616.97 56 183.21 56 537.72 56 496.08 56 234.28
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Credit Default Swaps (CDS)

Daily indices

Type: 05/22/2019 05/21/2019 05/20/2019 05/17/2019 05/16/2019 05/15/2019 05/14/2019
CDS South Africa
[23577] CDS South Africa 5Y 192.2500 192.0300 192.8900 192.9700 188.8900 188.9000 188.2800
[13547] CDS 6M South Africa 72.3600 72.2300 72.5200 70.7500 69.1800 69.1900 68.9200
[13609] CDS 1Y South Africa 85.7200 85.5700 85.9200 83.8300 81.9700 81.9900 81.6700
[13671] CDS 2Y South Africa 112.9100 112.7400 113.2100 110.5000 108.0800 108.1000 107.7100
[13733] CDS 3Y South Africa 139.6700 139.4800 140.0800 139.7700 136.7500 136.7700 136.3000
[13795] CDS 4Y South Africa 164.4200 164.2200 164.9400 166.1200 162.5600 162.5800 162.0400
[13857] CDS 5Y South Africa 192.2500 192.0300 192.8900 192.9700 188.8900 188.9000 188.2800
[13919] CDS 7Y South Africa 231.6100 231.4000 232.3700 234.4200 229.8900 229.8700 229.2000
[13981] CDS 10Y South Africa 263.0000 262.7900 263.8000 263.9300 259.4200 259.3700 258.7100
[14043] CDS 15Y South Africa 287.1900 287.0100 287.9600 286.9400 282.7500 282.6700 282.0700
[14105] CDS 20Y South Africa 298.5100 298.3400 299.2600 297.8000 293.8400 293.7400 293.1800
[14167] CDS 30Y South Africa 308.5200 308.3800 309.2500 307.5000 303.8100 303.6800 303.1700
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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: Apr 2019 Mar 2019 Feb 2019 Jan 2019 Dec 2018 Nov 2018 Oct 2018
Africa international bonds outstanding volume
[21811] South Africa international bonds, USD bln 63.623 64.479 64.804 64.045 63.695 63.566 63.821
[21857] South Africa corporate international bonds, USD bln 43.656 44.510 44.830 44.055 43.712 43.605 43.856
[21903] South Africa sovereign international bonds, USD bln 19.967 19.969 19.975 19.990 19.983 19.961 19.965
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Default probability (based on CDS)

Daily indices

Type: 05/22/2019 05/21/2019 05/20/2019 05/17/2019 05/16/2019 05/15/2019 05/14/2019
Default Probability South African Republic (Interactive Data)
[20381] 6M Default Probability South African Republic 0.5600 0.5700 0.5700 0.5600 0.5500 0.5600 0.5600
[20443] 1Y Default Probability South African Republic 1.2400 1.2500 1.2500 1.2300 1.2100 1.2100 1.2100
[20505] 2Y Default Probability South African Republic 3.1400 3.1400 3.1500 3.0900 3.0300 3.0300 3.0300
[20567] 3Y Default Probability South African Republic 5.7000 5.7000 5.7300 5.7400 5.6200 5.6300 5.6100
[20629] 4Y Default Probability South African Republic 8.8100 8.8000 8.8400 8.9300 8.7500 8.7600 8.7400
[20691] 5Y Default Probability South African Republic 12.6800 12.6800 12.7400 12.7600 12.5100 12.5200 12.4900
[20753] 7Y Default Probability South African Republic 20.6500 20.6500 20.7300 20.9400 20.5800 20.5800 20.5500
[20815] 10Y Default Probability South African Republic 31.6000 31.6000 31.7100 31.7200 31.2700 31.2700 31.2300
[20877] 15Y Default Probability South African Republic 46.7700 46.7700 46.8900 46.7000 46.2400 46.2200 46.1800
[20939] 20Y Default Probability South African Republic 58.6100 58.6300 58.7300 58.4600 58.0200 57.9900 57.9700
[21001] 30Y Default Probability South African Republic 75.0500 75.0700 75.1600 74.8500 74.5000 74.4600 74.4600
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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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