This series is calculated using total regulatory capital as the numerator and risk-weighted assets as the denominator. Data are compiled in accordance with the guidelines of either Basel I or Basel II. It measures the capital adequacy of deposit takers. Capital adequacy and availability ultimately determine the degree of robustness of financial institutions to withstand shocks to their balance sheets.
Source: International Monetary Fund
Release: Financial Soundness Indicators
International Monetary Fund, Bank Regulatory Capital to Risk-Weighted Assets for South Africa© [RCTRWAZAM163N], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/RCTRWAZAM163N, May 6, 2016.