Municipal salaries increase by almost R7bn

2015-08-25 21:38

The amount paid on salaries for municipal employees across the country has increased by nearly R7bn between 2013 and 2014, Statistics South Africa says.

GDP contraction sparks recession fears

2015-08-25 14:18

The steep decline in GDP, which has contracted by 1.3%, raises the risk of the economy tipping into a technical recession in the third quarter, warns an economist.

Iron ore, coal hit mining output

2015-08-25 11:16

A 21% slump in iron ore production has placed a dampener on overall mining output, which increased by 4% in June, says Statistics SA.

Manufacturing production decreases

2015-08-11 15:37

Manufacturing production has decreased in June 2015 compared with June 2014, says Statistics SA.

Disparities in SA employment - survey

2015-07-29 19:12

The latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey by Stats SA shows interesting disparities regarding youth, gender and race.

Sharp drop in liquidations, fewer insolvencies

2015-07-27 19:40

The first six months of 2015 reflected a year-on-year decrease in the number of liquidations, says Statistics SA.

Over 95 000 whites have left SA since 2011

2015-07-23 14:00

A total of 95 158 whites have left South Africa since 2011, according to a new Statistics SA report. In the same period, 1 067 937 Africans and 40 929 Asians migrated to the country.

May's retail trade sales increases by 2.4%

2015-07-15 13:47

Retail trade sales have increased by 2.4% year-on-year for May 2015, according to Statistics SA.

Gauteng, W Cape lead on youth employment

2015-06-30 07:24

The youth unemployment rate has increased by the largest amount in Northern Cape and North West from 2008 to 2015, according to Statistics SA.

TB and HIV are highest causes of death among youth – Stats SA

2015-06-29 17:24

Tuberculosis and HIV-related illnesses were the two leading causes of death among young people in 2013, details released by Statistics South Africa have revealed.


Rising number of needy households - Stats SA

2015-08-25 17:45

The number of indigent households in South Africa is currently 3.5 million, Statistician General Pali Lehohla says, with the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal being the worst off.

SA GDP contracts by 1.3% in second quarter

2015-08-25 11:43

SA Statistician General Pali Lehohla says the country’s National Development Plan of reaching 6% growth continuously is far off.

SA world's 2nd most economically unequal country

2015-08-18 09:54

The massive difference in wealth between the ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ has a major effect on the different products these groups buy, says an inflation analyst.

Fewer foreign tourists in April

2015-08-04 07:58

While the volume of arrivals has increased for South African residents in April, it has decreased for foreign travellers, according to Statistics SA.

Unemployment rate down, but big picture worrisome

2015-07-29 15:54

Although the latest labour force survey by Stats SA shows the unemployment rate has decreased quarter-on-quarter, the bigger picture is more worrisome.

One in 10 South Africans living with HIV - Stats SA

2015-07-23 19:31

Around one in 10 South Africans are living with HIV, according to a report released by Statistics SA.

SA tourism pounded on all fronts, index shows

2015-07-20 21:07

Various factors, including visa restrictions, labour unrest, Ebola and high fuel costs are negatively impacting the SA tourism industry, an index shows.

Average monthly earnings increase - Stats SA

2015-06-30 19:37

Average monthly earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural sector increased by 0.2% between November 2014 and February 2015, says Stats SA.

Financial crisis hits SA youth the hardest

2015-06-29 17:57

The high rate of long-term unemployment among both young people and adults reflects the mismatch between skills and available jobs, a report by Statistics SA shows.

Over 77 000 SA youths died in 2013 - Stats SA

2015-06-29 12:34

A total of 77 822 South Africans between the ages of 15 and 34 died in 2013, and, of those, less than 30% were unnatural deaths, Statistics SA has revealed.

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