How 'fragile' is South Africa?
5 April 2014 Last updated at 08:51 BST
Little over a year ago, emerging markets were the most attractive destinations for investments. Now many are considered risky, even fragile.
South Africa has been named one of the Fragile Five - a term used to describe countries that have seen their currencies fall, their growth slow and their consumer debts rise.
Lerato Mbele reports.
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