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The South African Rand fell to 0.09 U.S. dollar's during the financial crisis, then rose up to 0.15, and has now fallen back to .11.
South Africa's debt to GDP rose from 28.3% in 2008 to 38.8% in 2012.
South Africa's 10 year government bond has fallen in a steady decline from 14% in 2000 to 6% today.
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