ARTICLES RELATING TO SA ECONOMY

Beware of impact of new laws on investment - Chamber

2016-02-05 20:00

The impact of the investment promotion protection bill and the expropriation bill on foreign investment in SA will only become visible in future, warns a business chamber.

Slowdown likely in nominal house price growth

2016-02-05 15:26

There has been a recent gradual rising trend evident in price growth in two categories of housing analysed in the latest Absa house price indices.

Nenegate weakened SA govt's credibility - Moody's

2016-02-04 21:30

The credibility of the SA government has been weakened by the abrupt and multiple changes in the minister of finance position, says ratings agency Moody's.

Electricity production, consumption decreases

2016-02-04 17:17

Both electricity production and consumption decreased in South Africa in December, according to Statistics SA.

SA's private sector activity still negative - PMI

2016-02-03 12:03

Activity in SA’s private sector has remained in decline at the start of 2016, a survey shows.

Van Rooyen must halt mounting municipal debt

2016-02-03 09:00

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister David van Rooyen must find a solution to mounting municipal debt if municipalities are to survive, warns an expert.

Sars cracking down on cash 'n carry sector

2016-02-02 21:00

South African Revenue Service Commissioner Tom Moyane has announced the launch of random on-site inspections targeted at so-called cash & carry businesses.

Big drop in new car sales expected

2016-02-02 16:59

New vehicle sales volumes are forecast to be significantly lower in 2016 compared to 2015, according to an expert at Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance.

SA's youth an economic asset - analyst

2016-02-02 15:19

Demographic patterns, coupled with education and employment opportunities, could see SA exploiting the human factor's economic potential, says an analyst.

Gordhan meets business leaders as SA junk rating looms

2016-02-02 07:49

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has met with 60 CEOs to recognise there's a sense of crisis and help restore confidence, an attendee has confirmed.

 

Possible protection for SA steel - dti

2016-02-05 17:19

The SA government is working closely with the steel sector to agree on measures to support SA’s primary steel production capabilities, says the dti.

Mines minister denies Gupta favours in Glencore talks

2016-02-05 12:19

Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says he didn’t 'unduly' favour a company controlled by friends of President Jacob Zuma in talks over the sale of Glencore’s coal mine.

Use of production capacity decreases - Stats SA

2016-02-04 19:53

The decrease of the utilisation of production capacity in SA has mainly been due to an increase in insufficient demand, according to Stats SA.

Sona more important than budget 2016 - economist

2016-02-03 17:10

The upcoming State of the Nation Address by President Jacob Zuma is more important than the budget to be delivered later this month, says an emerging markets economist.

Once-powerful SA unions take knocks

2016-02-03 11:11

The labour movement in SA is floundering as infighting and job losses deplete its ranks and the ANC rides roughshod over union demands for policy change.

Loss of employment could become biggest concern

2016-02-03 07:47

Loss of employment could become the biggest concern in the household sector in 2016, warns John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB.

Sarb rate hike bad news for rand

2016-02-02 19:04

Contrary to the Sarb’s best intentions the rate hike is bad news for the rand, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview of the SA economic landscape.

SA economy 'flirting' with recession - World Bank

2016-02-02 15:53

South Africa’s economy is at risk of falling into recession, the World Bank says, as it cut the nation’s growth forecast for this year to 0.8%.

Slowdown in average house price growth expected

2016-02-02 10:04

The forecast is for average house price growth to slow in 2016 and to move still slower in 2017, according to John Loos, property sector strategist at FNB.

Can SA avoid junk status?

2016-02-02 07:24

It is not only the financial cost of a downgrade that is at stake but also the national self-esteem, says economic advisor Jac Laubscher.

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