Mr. Ramaphosa must also balance the need to maintain the unity of his party, the African National Congress, with pressure to remove Zuma appointees in his cabinet, including Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, who presented the budget on Wednesday.
This is expected to see the country's debt pile stabilize at a level equivalent to 56.2% of GDP by the end of the 2022 year.
Peter Griffiths, a spokesperson for Moody's, said by email the company didn't have an immediate comment and Fitch's Peter Fitzpatrick resent a previous note in which it said the budget would be indicator of the direction of fiscal policy under Ramaphosa.
"This is line with our forecast for continued South African rand (ZAR) gains over the course of this year, in part also reflecting a weaker United States dollars, with an eventual test of 11.00 remaining possible".
The South African Treasury is on the hook for as much as ZAR 350 billion (£21 billion) of Eskom's debt and a further ZAR 330 billion of additional debt held by other state owned enterprises.
The new spending plan contains tax increases for most South Africans, rather than concentrating the burden on the high earners and corporations, which can more easily shift earnings overseas.
That is barely in line with population growth and far short of the 3% expansion for 2018 Mr. Ramaphosa had envisaged when he campaigned to become ANC leader past year, and of the 5% growth he had foreseen for the period after 2023.
"Coming off a very low base, the growth number is very achievable", Jeffrey Schultz, an economist at BNP Paribas, said by phone from Johannesburg.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says he's confident the budget announced on Wednesday will help South Africa recover from recent economic blows.
"Mr President, your abrupt rise to the highest office in the land is the collective efforts of the relentless struggles of people of South Africa from all walks of life against the then ANC deployed corrupt leader [Zuma]", said Holomisa.
"The president ultimately has the prerogative over this issue", Gigaba told reporters before his speech.
Ramaphosa said on Friday he would "shortly appoint a Commission of Inquiry into Tax Administration and Governance of SARS‚ to ensure that we restore the credibility of the Service and strengthen its capacity to meet its revenue targets". "The population was offered a refresher course in democracy, legal systems, the economy, state-owned business and how safeguards failed us". "We will support him fully".
GDP did increase by 0.4% between quarter 3 and quarter 4 a year ago , the data showed, and 1.7% between 2016 and 2017. The UK's unemployment rate has unexpectedly risen by the biggest amount in nearly five years, official figures show.
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