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.

Mining output drops amid hopes that new charter will boost investment

2018-06-14 19:04

Mining production has decreased by 4.3% year-on-year in April 2018, says Statistics SA.

SA's first-quarter GDP takes a knock, shrinks by 2.2%

2018-06-05 11:46

The 2.2% fall, the largest quarter-on-quarter decline since 2009, caused the rand to lose 0.7% against the dollar.

Less electricity produced and distributed in SA y-o-y, says Stats SA

2018-06-01 16:31

There has been a decrease in distribution and production of electricity in South Africa, says Stats SA.

More fuel price hikes: 'Motorists have felt the pain' - Stats SA

2018-05-24 19:00

SA motorists will need to brace themselves as fuel prices are expected to increase at the end of May 2018. We've listed a few tips to help you save fuel.

March retail trade sales up by 4.8%

2018-05-17 07:41

Statistics South Africa has announced a 4.8% year-on-year increase in retail trade sales in March 2018.

Higher rate of unnatural deaths among men – StatsSA

2018-03-27 20:19

The distribution of non-natural causes of death in 2016 shows that there were 39 395 male deaths, 71.1% more than the 11 402 deaths observed among females, says a Statistics South Africa report.

SA economy added 81 000 jobs between Sept and Dec - StatsSA

2018-03-27 11:50

According to Statistics SA's latest employment survey, the trade sector added the most jobs, while employment fell in construction and mining.


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.

Rand falls as weak GDP data catches market off guard

2018-06-05 13:09

The local currency lost 12c to the dollar after Stats SA announced that SA's quarter-on-quarter GDP had fallen by 2.2%.

South Africa's first-quarter GDP data may knock 'Ramaphoria'

2018-06-05 10:08

South Africa’s quarter-on-quarter economic output will probably come as a setback to the improved sentiment that followed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s rise to power.

Liquidations and insolvencies dip in April and March

2018-05-28 18:23

The number of liquidations in April 2018 decreased by 24.7%, compared to April 2017, says Statistics South Africa.

INFOGRAPHIC: Twelve products costing you over 6% more than a year ago

2018-05-24 11:16

Statistics South Africa has released the April Consumer Price Inflation index, showing that costs increased 4.5% year-on-year. Here's what you’re paying more – and less – for.

Dlamini-Zuma: SA needs credible stats for better life for all

2018-05-10 05:59

Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has told Parliament how Statistics South Africa intends to use its R2.2bn budget for 2018/19.

These are now the top natural killers in South Africa

2018-03-27 12:29

The "Mortality and Causes of Death" report shows TB remains the top killer in SA – just as long as you ignore accidents and assault.

Boost in household goods lifts retail trade sales

2018-03-22 14:09

Retail trade sales increased by 3.1% year-on-year in January 2018 in real terms, says Statistics SA.

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