Regional travellers top November tourism figures

2020-01-24 17:18

A total of 3.5 million people passed through the borders of South Africa in November, and most of them were from reAfrican countries.

Pressure on consumers persists as retail data underwhelms – economists

2019-12-11 22:00

Retail sales for October lifted only slightly by 0.3%, showing that unemployment, low wage growth and indebtedness continued to undermine consumers’ appetite.

Minister concerned as safety, security issues take toll on tourism stats

2019-11-30 09:00

The minister of tourism is concerned about a 164 989 decrease in tourist arrivals for the period from January to September 2019.

Stats SA sets record straight after community threatens staff member for speaking to child

2019-10-11 19:54

Stats SA has asked community members not to jump to conclusions while their staff conduct mini-census field work, following a threat to one of their staffers who was accused of child trafficking when speaking to a minor in Langa, Cape Town.

Stats SA has budget shortfall, over 600 vacant posts, minister warned

2019-10-10 05:00

A budget shortfall at Statistics South Africa could have a negative impact on the quality of official statistics for the country, Parliament has warned.

SA factory output falls for second straight month

2019-09-10 14:01

Manufacturing production declined 1.1% from a year earlier, compared with a revised 3.6% fall in June, according to Stats SA.

Ramaphosa: Those with jobs should not rest while compatriots are out of work

2019-08-02 15:08

Those South Africans who have jobs should never rest while so many of their compatriots are out of work, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

SA retail-sales growth beats estimate for May

2019-07-17 13:52

Retail-sales growth beat expectations for a second straight month in May, boding well for an economy that contracted in the first quarter.

SA gold slump continues as annual production falls by 19.5%

2019-06-13 11:48

While South Africa has one of the world's largest gold reserves, it is no longer the biggest producer on the continent, having lost its gold crown to Ghana.

Rand slumps in early trade

2019-06-07 08:56

The local currency is at its weakest level in eight months, as a debate about the mandate of the SA Reserve Bank, predictions of a recessions and the global trade war take their toll.


Stats SA to overhaul GDP data from September

2020-01-21 10:24

The adjustment is unlikely to bring material changes to recent growth outcomes in an economy that's stuck in the longest downward cycle since 1945 and strained by political and policy instability, poor business confidence and regular electricity cuts.

Annual consumer price inflation at lowest level in 9 years

2019-12-11 12:04

Economist Mike Schussler says low inflation is starting to affect the economy, as businesses such as retailers can't afford to increase prices even if their inputs go up.

Manufacturing production falls for fourth straight month

2019-11-07 16:46

Lara Hodes of Investec says the poor data would detract from South Africa's 3rd quarter GDP result.

Manufacturing contracts for the third straight month in August

2019-10-10 14:51

South African factory output shrank for a third straight month in August.

More victims of sexual offences are reporting the crime - Stats SA

2019-10-03 13:40

There has been an increase in the number of people reporting at least one sexual offence to the SA Police Service, according to the Victims of Crime report.

Another inflation surprise: SA factory prices are far lower than expected

2019-08-29 12:59

The annual producer price inflation (final manufacturing) was 4.9% in July 2019, down from 5.8% in June 2019, according to Statistics SA.

BLSA head bemoans foggy policy in the face of dismal job stats

2019-08-01 07:00

Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busisiwe Mavuso said while government’s catalytic investments aimed at kick-starting the economy were well-intentioned, they were no substitute for organic investment from the private sector.

Mining production decreases in May

2019-07-11 12:13

Mining production decreased by 1.5% year-on-year in May 2019, says Statistics SA.

Annual SA manufacturing production surprises by growing 4.6% in April

2019-06-11 13:10

This is the biggest year-on-year percentage change in the volume of manufacturing production since June 2016.

SA steel sector pleads for 'bold action' as GDP growth plunges

2019-06-04 15:30

South Africa's steel and metal sector has pleaded with President Cyril Ramaphosa to show bold leadership in place of "soothing words" after Stats SA reported a shock 3.2% fall in the country's quarterly GDP on Tuesday morning.

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