Cees Bruggemans: Future remains weak – R18-20:$ (2020), growth eases to 1%

2015-09-30 17:45

It’s doom and gloom at the moment as a weakening rand, easing GDP growth and rising inflation continue to put pressure on South African pockets.

Questionable data (China?) – SA not falling apart, trend’s corrosive

2015-09-18 09:45

Cees Bruggemans unpacks SARB's second quarterly bulletin and plays it up against second-quarter GDP data, which showed a 1.3% quarterly decline.

Services export could be SA's new gold - report

2015-09-02 06:46

Despite a thriving domestic services sector, SA’s share of exports of services remains small, even within its geographic region, cautions a new McKinsey report.

Working remotely could boost SA economy by R17bn

2015-08-28 15:04

Remote working via the internet could boost South Africa’s GDP by 0.4%, according to a study.

Ramaphosa: SA will find solution to economic slump

2015-08-26 13:04

While SA’s economy is on a downward slope now, it will resurge and “go up as it has always done in the past”, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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.

INFOGRAPHIC: Can you spot SA’s GDP in this soccer ball graph?

2015-08-20 09:27

SA takes up a tiny spot in this infographic that reflects the GDP of countries in a design that looks more like a stylish soccer ball than a boring graph used so often.

Chinese economy faces more pain than gain

2015-06-03 12:15

China's economic growth, already at its slowest in decades, will get worse before it gets better, as economists say it will take time before liberalising reforms.

SA GDP increase slows to 1.3%

2015-05-26 11:38

South Africa's GDP has increased by 1.3% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015, says Statistics SA statistician general Pali Lehohla.

Eurozone debt levels rise to record

2015-04-21 13:09

Eurozone government debt has surged to the highest levels since the introduction of the single currency, underscoring the challenges confronting the 19-nation bloc.


Education before economic liberation

2015-09-20 18:30

South Africa spends, as a proportion of GDP, one of the largest amounts in the world on education.

Higher SA rates to pile on debt pressures, dent saving

2015-09-11 16:42

Looming interest rate hikes will only make it harder for heavily indebted households to repay loans, leaving little extra money to set aside.

Zuma: Energy shortage a serious obstacle to growth

2015-08-30 17:13

The country’s energy shortage is a serious obstacle to growth, says President Jacob Zuma, who has officially opened Medupi 's Unit 6.

Load shedding hits home on SA economy

2015-08-26 13:44

The shock of Eskom's load shedding has finally hit the country's GDP even as the China and terms-of-trade shocks are only starting to build, says an analyst.

Rand dive gives SA’s power-starved economy no respite

2015-08-26 07:20

When the rand fell to its previous record in 2001, it fueled export-led growth that lasted until the global financial crisis, but that isn’t happening this time.

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.

Cees Bruggemans: Good Ship SA – change the captain, change the future

2015-08-18 16:28

Cees Bruggemans references SA’s journey to that of a sailboat - presently the economy is headed up wind, facing the oncoming challenges, a howling hurricane.

Load shedding contributes to GDP slowdown

2015-05-26 12:19

While Statistics SA has not ruled out that load shedding has had an impact on the manufacturing’s decline in gross domestic product, it could not confirm by how much.

Lower prices to hurt Africa's oil producers -IMF

2015-04-28 14:15

Lower oil prices will reduce growth in Africa's major petroleum producing countries and push governments to implement significant policy adjustments says the IMF.

SA economy plunged in uncertainty - index

2015-04-15 13:30

South Africa's already sluggish economy slowed down slightly more in March, according to the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index.

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