Following the The Reserve Bank of South Africa’s decision to leave the repo rate unchanged at 3.5-percent with the prime lending rate remaining at seven-percent FNB South Africa economist Palesa Mabasa says it is clear that lower interest rates are not the only lever that needs to be deployed for a country to recover from a recessionary period. Newsflash quotes Mabasa as saying that businesses need to view the benefits of lower interest rates alongside the need to manage cash flow.