Transaction data points to flat third quarter growth for SA

2019-09-11 11:07

An economic index that tracks interbank payments suggests that South Africa can expect flat economic growth for the third quarter of 2019.

Waiting for that big salary hike? Don't hold your breath, says economist

2019-08-29 07:29

The slow pace of salary increases in South Africa looks set to continue, economist Mike Schüssler tells Fin24.

'Massive bounce back' expected for SA - economist

2019-07-10 16:38

A better performing second quarter can be expected when SA's GDP figures are released in a few weeks' time, says Mike Schüssler, chief economist at

April economic activity shows highest rebound since 2014 – BankservAfrica

2019-05-15 14:44

'April’s BETI figure is a major change in direction and indicates that after the dismal first quarter of 2019, the economy is making great strides into positive territory," says economist Mike Schüssler.

SA likely facing trend of job cuts - economist

2019-03-29 05:45

There has been a decline in the number of salary payments going through the SA banking system for eight consecutive months - which could point to a trend of job losses, economist Mike Schüssler tells Fin24.

January 'dismal' as SA's lengthy slump continues - report

2019-02-15 10:03

There are indications that the downswing phase in the SA business cycle is now nine months longer than its previous slump.

It will take 180 years to double your salary in real terms - report

2019-01-23 14:05

Real take-home pay increased by just 0.4% in the SA economy in 2018, according to a report released on Wednesday.

Signs of hope for ailing economy as bank transactions hit new record

2018-09-14 06:15

The South African economy may still be in decline, but the latest BankservAfrica economic transaction index has shown some growth in August.

South Africans changing spending habits due to financial pressure, index shows

2018-08-17 09:46

South Africans are under financial pressure and have adjusted their spending behaviour to weather headwinds, says the head of stakeholder relations at BankservAfrica.

Take-home pay in SA drops dramatically in May

2018-06-27 16:50

South Africa's take-home pay levels declined dramatically in May – and are expected to remain under pressure until July when adjustments to public sector wages are taken into account, an index shows.


South Africans could be eating into their pensions too fast - economist

2019-08-31 10:39

Data reflected in the latest BankservAfrica Private Pension Index could be indicating that South Africans getting private pensions are using up the funds faster than they should.

SA business in historic downward cycle for more than 5 years - index

2019-08-15 16:09

The downward phase of the SA business cycle has likely already lasted for 68 months, according to data in the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index.

SA's bank transactions a good sign for growth - maybe

2019-06-13 07:00

If there is no load shedding in the next few quarters, the economy will likely continue to grow, says the BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index Report, released on Wednesday.

Take-home pay increased most in 7 years - but the typical employee didn't feel it

2019-05-09 20:02

The average real take-home pay in March was the highest inflation adjusted average in the near 7-year history of the BankservAfrica Take-home Pay Index.

GRAPH: This is how 'bracket creep' ate into take home pay - economist

2019-02-28 19:56

Take home pay would have increased a lot more in real terms if it was not for so-called "bracket creep" due to taxation, economist Mike Schüssler tells Fin24.

Why pensioners are increasingly important to SA's economy

2019-01-26 10:31

Pensioners are becoming increasingly important in the South African economy, says Mike Schüssler, chief economist at

SA economy 'like stuck record' in record 5-year slump - report

2018-11-15 18:49

SA's economy has been stuck repeating the same limited movements for a record 59 months, says the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index report.

Uptick in take-home pay thanks to public servant backpay

2018-08-29 21:03

Real take-home pay increased between June and July, according to the latest BankservAfrica Take-home Pay Index.

'Collapse' in real take-home pay - salary index

2018-07-31 21:58

Real take-home pay 'collapsed' in June 2018, according to the latest BankservAfrica Take-home Pay Index, but economist Mike Schüssler says the decrease is likely temporary.

Take-home pay beats inflation, with help from the taxman

2018-05-24 12:03

South Africans' take-home pay has increased above inflation, while privately banked pensions increased by 5%, according to the BankservAfrica Take-Home Pay Index.

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