Black Friday 'saved' SA economy in November - but load shedding could reverse the gains

2018-12-12 21:53

Retail sales over Black Friday and Cyber Monday most likely "saved" the SA economy in November, according to the BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index.

Weak economy, lower employment sees take-home pay decline in October

2018-12-08 15:00

The number of take-home payments into bank accounts decreased in October, possibly as a result of the weak economy and lower employment figures.

SA has heightened chance of going into recession - Mike Schüssler

2018-06-15 06:15

Economic data shows a worrying picture could be emerging, the business cycle is in a long downturn and new cost burdens are putting consumers under pressure, says economist Mike Schüssler.

Private pensions index shows increased need for govt assistance

2018-04-18 13:49

While the number of private pensioners in SA grows, the total pensionable population is growing faster, according to economist Mike Schüssler.

Take-home pay increases slowest in 5 months

2018-02-28 22:00

Take-home pay and private pensions started off 2018 on a stronger footing than in 2017, according to data measured by BankservAfrica.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday distort SA picture - economist

2017-12-13 20:18

Sales prompted by Black Friday and Cyber Monday have likely disguised indications of remaining weakness in the SA economy, says economist Mike Schüssler.

Consumer, business confidence in SA economy still falling - index

2017-11-09 22:30

Declining transactional activities reflected in BankservAfrica's Economic Transaction Index are concerning, says economist Mike Schüssler.

Volatile SA economy still hampering investor confidence - economist

2017-10-12 09:25

Economic volatility continues to hamper investor confidence as reflected in the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index, says economist Mike Schüssler.

Why South Africans feel poorer than they really are

2017-08-24 07:00

The average disposable salary is still below the average take-home pay levels of the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016, according to a BankservAfrica index.

SA's average real take-home pay increase highest in 15 months

2017-07-26 18:56

Seasonally adjusted average real take home pay in SA were slightly higher in June compared to May, shows the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index.


SA to spend more than R200bn over the festive season - survey

2018-12-10 08:14

South Africans are set to spend over R200bn this festive season, with an average of nearly R6 000 each, a recent survey has found.

SA may go into technical recession - Mike Schüssler

2018-07-11 19:04

Analysts may not have understood the depth of the loss of confidence in SA and how hard it would be to turn the economy around, says economist Mike Schüssler.

More money in circulation shows SA economy strengthening - BankservAfrica

2018-05-10 21:55

More money being circulated strongly suggests that the health of the economy is strengthening, according to automated payments clearing house BankservAfrica.

Pre-VAT frenzy likely push behind 100 million transactions record

2018-04-11 22:01

The improvement in the number of transactions in March to a new record could be due to consumers making purchases ahead of the VAT increase, says an economist.

Consumers up spending in Dec '17, as one shopper swipes 1 160 times

2018-02-07 12:36

South Africans have spent more and bought more over the December 2017 holiday period than over December 2016, says BankservAfrica.

SA consumers gradually on the recovery path - salary index

2017-12-01 11:25

Disposable salaries have beaten inflation since March, a sign that SA consumers are slowly recovering, shows the latest BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index.

Inflation shrinks real disposable take home pay - index

2017-10-30 06:44

Real disposable take-home pay has shrunk for the first time in seven months on a year-on-year basis, shows the latest BankservAfrica Disposable Index.

Real disposable salaries still lower than 2 years ago

2017-09-28 20:45

Average real disposable salaries in SA remain below their previous high in October 2015, according to the latest BankservAfrica Disposable Salaries Index.

Weaker inflation ups real SA economic transaction activity

2017-08-10 14:19

For the first time in 10 months, economic transactional activity in SA picked up in real terms on a year-on-year basis in July, according to the latest BETI.

Volatile SA economy actually running on one spot - report

2017-07-13 12:58

Current economic activity in South Africa is down on last year's numbers in real terms, according to the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transactions Index.

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