Slow GDP growth threatens wage bill growth

2015-11-24 15:10

With SA recording the slowest year-on-year growth since the final quarter of 2009 in the third quarter of 2015, the wage bill growth may have to be trimmed, says John Loos.

9 slides you must see about GDP's slow growth

2015-11-24 13:46

Quickly understand why SA's economy has grown by only 0.7% in the third quarter and which sectors have pulled down the country's growth levels.

Mining no longer cornerstone of SA economy

2015-11-17 15:56

Despite having been the cornerstone of SA's economy for over 150 years, latest GDP figures show other sectors are dwarfing mining's contribution by far.

Credit downgrade lurks as SA's default risk increases

2015-10-26 07:57

While SA side-stepped an immediate credit downgrade with its mini budget, investors are betting cuts that would bring SA's rating to the brink of junk are just a matter of time.

Weak growth a risk to fiscal outlook - Treasury

2015-10-13 12:55

SA's weak economic growth, the public sector wage bill and over budget financial support for parastatals are a risk to the fiscal outlook, says National Treasury.

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.


Prepare for 2016 recession, warns Mike Schussler

2015-11-24 14:30

The drought, low commodity prices and visa restrictions could shift South Africa into a recession by early next year, warns economist Mike Schussler.

GDP grows marginally by 0.7% in third quarter

2015-11-24 11:31

The mining (-9.8), electricity (-8%) and agriculture (-12.6%) sectors contracted in the third quarter, pulling down growth in other sectors, says Statistics SA.

Zuma says SA faces ‘serious struggle’ to meet goals

2015-10-28 06:44

SA faces a “serious struggle” to meet its plan to cut unemployment and boost growth because of the global slowdown, says President Jacob Zuma.

Risk of junk rating will heighten at end of 2016 - economist

2015-10-22 15:31

The risk of South Africa plunging into the non-investment grade of "junk" will only materialise at the end of 2016, says a Standard Bank economist.

SA seen in 7-year slouch as IMF cuts growth view

2015-10-13 06:42

If economic growth in South Africa this year is bad news, 2016 is set to be even worse, according to the International Monetary Fund.

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.

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