Employment declines for the quarter

2017-06-27 12:26

Employment decreased by 48 000 jobs for the quarter ended March 2017, according to data from Statistics SA.

WARNING: Bleak economic indicators to hit consumers hard

2017-06-06 22:30

Consumers are fighting a losing battle against the rising cost of living, warns an expert amid a barrage of bleak economic indicators.

Worry over SA's stubborn unemployment rate

2017-06-04 10:47

Government policy, with an increasing focus on radical economic transformation, is inhibiting strong employment, warns trade union Solidarity.

GRAPHS: Grim reality of SA's job market

2017-06-01 12:48

Graphs released by Stats SA paint a grim picture of who has a job in South Africa and who does not.

Manufacturing sector expected to contract - analyst

2017-05-11 14:06

Manufacturing production for March eked out growth of 0.3% for the year, according to sales and production data released by Statistics South Africa.

Inflation reprieve unlikely to lead to rate cuts - economists

2017-04-19 17:26

The inflation rate has fallen to a six-month low in March after food-price increases slowed, but interest rates are likely to remain unchanged for the foreseeable future, say economists.

Consumer inflation eases to 6.3%

2017-03-22 10:50

South Africa's annual consumer price inflation was 6.3% in February 2017, down from 6.6% in January 2017, Statistics South Africa has announced.

Manufacturing sector continues to underperform

2017-03-14 15:21

Manufacturing production was up 0.8% in January 2017 year-on-year; however, there has been a 0.4% decline since December 2016.

SA economy shrinks more than expected

2017-03-07 11:31

The country's gross domestic product contracted 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Statistics South Africa

SA Victims of Crime survey: How hijackers, car thieves operate

2017-02-17 09:31

A survey of around 30 000 South Africans provides details of how thieves break into cars, steal vehicles and what time they hit their victims, reports Stats SA.


‘Young people should chase their dreams’

2017-06-11 06:05

SA is celebrating Youth Month while reeling from the news that the country has slipped into a recession and amid Stats SA figures that indicate massive youth unemployment.

SA enters recession as GDP contracts for a consecutive quarter

2017-06-06 11:30

South Africa has entered a recession, following a consecutive contraction of GDP from the previous quarter.

Stats of the nation

2017-06-04 06:02

In a society that is serious about solving problems, the StatsSA reports on crime, governance and jobs, would spell crisis in capital letters, writes Mondli Makhanya.

SA unemployment rate rises to 14-year high

2017-06-01 12:40

South Africa’s unemployment in the first quarter of 2017 increased by 1.2 of a percentage point to 27.7% - the highest figure since September 2003.

Platinum production continues to ride wave - data

2017-05-11 13:00

Platinum is the highest contributor to overall mining production for the second consecutive month, following its slump.

Consumer inflation breather - for now

2017-04-19 10:13

The annual consumer price inflation eased to 6.1% in March from 6.3% the month before, Statistics South Africa has announced.

EDITORIAL: SA is no country for young kids

2017-03-19 06:07

The next time your children complain about washing the dishes, making you a cup of tea or the quality of the household Wi-Fi, go to the Stats SA website and show them the Survey of Activities of Young People.

Coal drags but mining production still on the up

2017-03-14 15:03

January mining production statistics show an improvement of 1.3% compared to the previous year.

Love comes at a price

2017-02-19 06:00

Fewer black people are getting married in SA as parents’ bride-price demands become more and more unreasonable. Is this the end of lobola?

Looking for love in the wrong places? StatsSA to the rescue

2017-02-17 07:50

If you feel you are looking for love in all the wrong places, StatsSA's handy Valentine's week data map might be just the thing to help you find "the one".

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