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.

Stats SA looks at provinces' use of cash

2015-09-15 14:32

The net change in the stock of cash from the provincial revenue funds and donor funds amounted to a cash surplus of R5.051bn for the 2013/2014 fiscal year.

Load shedding puzzle amid production uptick

2015-09-10 15:01

Mining and manufacturing production in July both increased by 5.6% year-on-year, but an economist worries about the medium-term outlook for the mining sector.

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.


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.

Millions of South Africans stop travelling

2015-09-11 10:16

Four million South Africans stopped travelling in 2014 compared to 2013, Statistics South Africa revealed in its report on domestic travel.

Sharp drop in SA power generation

2015-09-03 15:29

South Africa's electricity generation has dropped by 3.3% for July compared to the same period last year, says Statistics South Africa.

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.

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