About Sovereign Africa Ratings

Driving Economic Transformation and Growth in BRICS and the Global South. Welcome to Sovereign Africa Ratings (Pty) Ltd (SAR), a local African agency based in South Africa. We are proud to be a distinct credit rating agency, bringing a fresh and unique approach to evaluating economic potential and performance. SAR's analytical approach emphasises objective assets, such as natural resources, while maintaining a cautious perspective on subjective political and economic agency dictates. SAR is a licensed credit rating service provider with a focus on sovereign, regional, and municipal government, corporate, and Sukuk rating services. It is driven by the principles of efficiency and world-class technical competencies. SAR was formed to satisfy developmental and investment needs in Africa and emerging markets in general. It is an organisation committed to excellence in providing credit ratings to all of its clients throughout the continent and the developing world. SAR asserts that it is clear that the needs of emerging markets are unique, and that the length of time it has taken for economic transformation to be realised on a large scale indicates the need for more plurality in the provision of quality economic research, creditworthiness opinion, and linked market insights. SAR’s mission is to offer such insights with unerring market relevance and statistical and economic accuracy.
Distinguishing Characteristics Include:
  • Market relevance
  • Balanced approach to the investor and rated entity interests
  • Scientific and objective credit ratings
  • Quality research
  • Innovative approach