More than half of SA homeowners have fully paid off their homes - data

2017-08-14 05:00

More than half of South Africans surveyed own their own homes, and have also fully paid for their dwelling.

We’re running out of whites

2017-08-06 06:01

White professionals and young people are leaving SA at a rapid rate as political uncertainty mounts.

Inflation falls for third month in a row

2017-07-19 10:17

Inflation decreased for the third month in a row in June, with the consumer price index falling to 5.1% after a drop to 5.4% in May, says Statistics 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.


Youth vulnerable as unemployment stays at highest rate since 2003

2017-08-07 09:48

Unemployment in the second quarter of 2017 stayed steady at 27.7% from the previous quarter, the highest figure since September 2003, says Statistics South Africa.

Poor growth hits the young

2017-07-30 05:56

The unemployment rate of 53% among South Africans between the ages of 15 and 24 shows that young people are the worst hit by poor economic growth, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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.

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