Producer inflation rises to 4.2%

2015-11-26 12:42

Prices at the factory gate have shot up in October, mostly because of higher costs for food, alcohol and tobacco products.

Slow GDP growth threatens wage bill growth

2015-11-24 15:10

With SA recording the slowest year-on-year growth since the final quarter of 2009 in the third quarter of 2015, the wage bill growth may have to be trimmed, says John Loos.

GDP grows marginally by 0.7% in third quarter

2015-11-24 11:31

The mining (-9.8), electricity (-8%) and agriculture (-12.6%) sectors contracted in the third quarter, pulling down growth in other sectors, says Statistics SA.

October inflation rate went up, says expert

2015-11-18 07:45

The Inflation Factory’s real time CPI Index stood at 116.7 at the end of October, implying year-on-year inflation of 4.9% and month-on-month inflation of 0.5%.

Fewer people visit SA

2015-11-16 15:41

South Africa experienced a decrease in the number of arrivals in August, compared to last year, according to Statistics SA's monthly tourism and migration figures.

Is government becoming a part-time job?

2015-11-01 19:00

The use of part-time workers in all spheres of government is escalating wildly and more than cancelling out the effect of a freeze on new permanent positions in provincial departments.

‘Freeze’ on hiring? No problem. State brings in more casual labour, stats show

2015-10-29 11:50

Part-time workers in all government spheres rose by 70% in 2014 to 470?176, according to Statistics SA.

Income from internet services on the rise - Stats SA

2015-10-05 18:42

Income from internet services has risen by 8.6% between 2010 and 2013, with data bringing in the most money, Statistics SA says.

China leads tourism slump to SA

2015-09-28 14:47

The number of tourists to SA has decreased for nine out of the ten leading overseas source markets, with China showing the largest drop in June.

Why Sarb might leave repo rates alone

2015-09-23 07:58

A slowdown in August’s inflation figures could be exactly what the doctor ordered, as Sarb announces its repo rates decision today.


Van Vuuren: SA’s ‘Zombie’ economy. A Zuma recession on the cards

2015-11-25 12:17

Economic data shows that SA narrowly avoided a recession in the third quarter but many say it’s only delaying the inevitable.

9 slides you must see about GDP's slow growth

2015-11-24 13:46

Quickly understand why SA's economy has grown by only 0.7% in the third quarter and which sectors have pulled down the country's growth levels.

Inflation surprises on the downside

2015-11-18 10:57

The annual consumer price inflation increased in October, but not as much as expected, Statistics SA figures show.

Mining no longer cornerstone of SA economy

2015-11-17 15:56

Despite having been the cornerstone of SA's economy for over 150 years, latest GDP figures show other sectors are dwarfing mining's contribution by far.

Slight pick-up in SA manufacturing output

2015-11-10 15:42

Manufacturing production rose 0.9% year-on-year for September after contracting by a revised -0.3% in August, Statistics South Africa says.

Producer price inflation increases

2015-10-29 12:07

SA's annual producer price index increased to 3.6% year-on-year in September, from 3.4% in August, according to Stats SA.

Unemployment figures rise to 25.5%

2015-10-27 11:54

South Africa's unemployment rate has increased to 25.5% in the third quarter of 2015, Statistics SA has announced.

Electricity sales income surges fourfold to R150bn

2015-10-05 15:38

South Africa's electricity generation has dropped 10% between 2010 and 2013, but sales income has risen fourfold to R150.2bn, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

CPI remains level at 4.6% ahead of rates decision

2015-09-23 10:30

The consumer price index, which measures the country's inflation rate, has remained level at 4.6% in August month-on-month, according to Statistics SA.

Retail trade sales increase in July

2015-09-16 18:36

Measured in real terms retail trade sales have increased year-on-year in July 2015, says Statistics SA.

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