Mining production down 9.1% for August

2018-10-18 11:08

Stats SA announced that annual mining production had again decreased in August, with gold again taking a hit.

Annual manufacturing production shows 1.3% increase for August

2018-10-11 14:37

Increases in the production volume of steel, iron and machinery, as well as food and beverages, offset declines in electrical machinery, radios and television.

SA lost 69 000 jobs in second quarter - Stats SA

2018-09-26 11:45

Employment in SA's non-agricultural formal sector dropped by 69 000 between March and June 2018, Stats SA reported in its latest Quarterly Employment Statistics bulletin.

Another bad month for mining production in July - Stats SA

2018-09-13 11:59

There was no respite for South Africa's miners in July, as Stats SA announced yet another fall in production when compared to a year ago.

Manufacturing production up 2.9% in July

2018-09-11 13:51

Manufacturing production increased by 2.9% in July, boosted by growth in vehicle and parts sales, figures released by Stats SA a showed.

Why Nene thinks the recession can be turned around, and other reactions to SA's economic plunge

2018-09-04 18:14

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene told reporters in Beijing that government was confident it could turn the economic situation around.

Has SA entered technical recession? It may be close call, says FNB

2018-09-03 06:45

Another quarter of negative growth would come as knock to President Cyril Ramaphosa's plan to ignite the country's economy and grow jobs by attracting billions of rands in foreign direct investment.

Cosatu 'deeply distressed' by rising unemployment, blames lack of decisive leadership

2018-08-01 07:54

The rising unemployment rate in the second quarter should be blamed on policy incoherence, lack of decisive leadership and imagination, says Cosatu.

Rand marginally weaker after poor job stats

2018-07-31 15:50

The rand lost some of its gains against the dollar in the early afternoon, after Stats SA announced that SA’s unemployment rate had increased by 0.5% to 27.2%.

81% of households that use public healthcare 'satisfied' - Stats SA

2018-06-22 15:46

Statistics South Africa says that 81% of households using public healthcare services in 2017 were either 'very satisfied' or 'satisfied' with the provisions they receive at public facilities.


Crime by numbers – everything you need to know about the latest stats

2018-10-11 16:08

Thirty-three percent of households that reported housebreaking were satisfied with the police's response, states the Victims of Crime Survey for 2017/18.

Liquidations, insolvencies drop - but the news is mixed

2018-10-03 22:08

Liquidations and insolvencies have both decreased sharply year-on-year, despite an overall increase in liquidations in the first eight months of 2018.

Boost for local SA travel - but tourists are spending less

2018-09-13 22:34

Domestic tourism in South Africa has seen a major shift from 2016 to 2017, Statistics SA revealed on Thursday.

Retail trade sales up by 1.3% as appliances, clothing show growth - Stats SA

2018-09-12 13:27

Stats SA says growth in sales of household furniture and appliances, as well as textiles, clothing and footwear, pushed overall sales into positive territory during July 2017.

Nene calls for calm as Ramaphosa dodges recession, lauds China

2018-09-04 23:35

The president steered clear of touching the issue of SA's recession when he fielded questions from Chinese media in Beijing on Tuesday night.

SA in technical recession as second quarter GDP falls

2018-09-04 11:35

South Africa is officially in a technical recession, after Stats SA announced on Tuesday that the country's real gross domestic product had decreased by 0.7% in the second quarter of the year.

KZN residents not satisfied with their government's efforts to eradicate fraud, corruption – survey

2018-08-24 20:05

According to the survey, 52.8% of the residents say the province's performance in eradicating fraud and poverty has been poor, while 28.4% rate it as fair and only 18.9% say it has been good.

Rand falls on news ANC wants constitutional amendment on land expropriation

2018-07-31 23:06

The rand, which hit a six-week high earlier in the day, abruptly lost 16 cents to the dollar in late trade.

South Africa is young and female – Stats SA report

2018-07-23 17:35

There are 57.7 million people in South Africa – up from 56.5 million people in 2017 – and more than half of the population (51%) is female.

Inflation surprises on downside despite April VAT hike

2018-06-20 10:12

Inflation eased to 4.4% for May, compared to 4.5% in April despite the implementation of a VAT hike implemented in April.

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