South Africa General Government Net Debt, LCU Billions. Units: National currency. Multiplier: Billions. Estimates begin after 2016 . This data is sourced from www.opendataforafrica.org where it is offered under an open data licence (www.opendataforafrica.org/legal/termsofuse). Net debt is calculated as gross debt minus financial assets corresponding to debt instruments. These financial assets are: monetary gold and SDRs, currency and deposits, debt securities, loans, insurance, pension, and standardized guarantee schemes, and other accounts receivable. Source: Ministry of Finance or Treasury Latest actual data: 2015/16 Fiscal assumptions: Fiscal projections are based on the authorities? 2016 Budget Review. Start/end months of reporting year: January/December GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 2001 Basis of recording: Cash General government includes: Central Government;State Government;Social Security Funds; Valuation of public debt: Nominal value Primary domestic currency: South African rand Data last updated: 09/2016.