PMB confidence survey

2008-02-05 00:00

University of KZN economist Clive Coetzee has launched his annual Pietermaritzburg business confidence survey.

Coetzee told The Witness that it would be fascinating to compare the results of this survey with results of the previous survey, given the fact that the economic environment has changed significantly over the past year.

Issues such as the electricity crisis, the National Credit Act (NCA), political uncertainty and a number of interest rate hikes have dominated the economic landscape.

The survey is anonymous and thus 100% confidential. It is hoped that the respondent numbers will increase by 15% this year.

It will gauge respondents’ expectations on issues such as sales, economic activity, trading conditions, profitability, infrastructure (electricity, water, roads etcetera), the cost of money, rates and taxes, crime and violence, labour relations and labour costs.

For more information, contact Coetzee or Win Mouton on 033 260 6155 or e-mail

coetzeec@ukzn.ac.za

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