JUST IN: Inflation accelerates to 5.1%

2017-10-18 10:11

Inflation increased to 5.1% for September 2017, according to data from Statistics South Africa.

Even Stats SA could fall to state capture – Gordhan, Jonas

2017-10-12 11:39

Statistics South Africa is not immune to the state capture project, former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his former deputy Mcebisi Jonas have said.

Sex offence don't tell the real story

2017-10-01 06:00

A decrease in sexual offences recorded in last year’s national crime statistics and a 117% increase in 2016/17 do not paint an accurate picture of this scourge ravaging the country.

So much for the nation’s ‘demographic dividend’

2017-10-01 06:00

A study by Stats SA shows that corruption, a lack of jobs, poor education and a lack of healthcare have stifled the country’s ability to transition economically.

SA Victims of Crime Survey 2017: Car theft, hijackings and more...

2017-09-28 15:52

'Vehicle related crime accounts for about 14.7% of all household crime,' reports Stats SA in its annual victims of crime survey. It lists vehicle theft, car vandalism and more...

JUST IN: Petrol price hikes fuel inflation

2017-09-20 10:11

Consumer inflation has gone up, but slightly below market expectations, following increases in the fuel price.

Editorial: If the state fails to plan...

2017-09-10 06:00

Yes, the “technical” recession is over and, technically, we have economic growth again.

SA mining production increases, sales decrease

2017-09-07 12:30

Mining production increased by 0.9% year-on-year in July 2017, according to Statistics SA.

Agriculture makes a comeback, helps lift GDP

2017-09-05 20:13

The South African agriculture sector was the single largest contributor to GDP growth in the second quarter of 2017.

Too early to celebrate GDP growth spurt - Gigaba

2017-09-05 14:53

National Treasury has welcomed the rebound in GDP growth of 2.5%, but Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says it is not yet time to celebrate.


Whites happy, blacks not

2017-10-01 06:00

Black-headed houses are 10 times more likely to be burgled than white-headed ones.

A debate about our demographic dividend

2017-10-01 06:00

Salvaging South Africa’s demographic dividend is going to be a huge challenge – Stats SA’s report this week made this abundantly clear.

SA sheds 34 000 jobs in second quarter

2017-09-28 16:41

The job losses were driven mainly by cuts in the manufacturing industry (13 000), the construction industry (11 000) and community services (10 000).

AS IT HAPPENED: Shocking '117% increase in sexual offences' over past year - Stats SA

2017-09-28 13:00

Among the 'Victims of Crime Survey' 2016/2017 announcements by Statistician-General Pali Lehohla, it was revealed that there has been a 117% increase in sexual offences over the past year, while over 1.4 million estimated incidents of crime have been experienced in SA.

Retail trade sales rise as consumers become more price-savvy

2017-09-13 14:11

SA retail sales disappointed with a disappointing -0.6% fall month-on-month, after rising by a much healthier 0.6% in June, according to an economist.

Migration stats temper ‘white flight’

2017-09-10 06:00

A little-noticed revision of population estimates has dramatically lowered the previously estimated scale of the exodus of white people from South Africa in the first decade of democracy.

Political uncertainty plagues economic growth potential - analyst

2017-09-06 17:23

Political and regulatory uncertainty continue to have a negative impact on SA's growth potential, says Nomura emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

SA economy still not out of the woods - analysts

2017-09-05 19:26

The South African economy has emerged from a technical recession, but analysts are still concerned that growth is not robust enough, with projections for the year below 1%.

SA exits recession with 2.5% GDP growth

2017-09-05 11:36

South Africa's gross domestic product has rebounded with 2.5% growth for the second quarter of the year.

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