The City of Cape Town is one of the first cities in South Africa to have taken several important measures to ensure good governance.
In 2017, the City was again rated highly for its sound fiscal position and prudent financial management by the international credit rating agency Moody’s, maintaining the highest possible level of credit quality within the national context by obtaining a long- and short-term global sovereign credit rating of Baa2 and Prime -2, respectively.
These credit ratings by Moody’s place Cape Town in the investment grade where the associated risk of borrowers repaying its debts is fairly low.
Moody’s decision for its ratings were based on the City’s good budgetary performance, strong liquidity position and moderate debt levels.
The City has also achieved its 12th consecutive unqualified audit report and its third consecutive clean audit report in the 2015/16 financial year.