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Ramaphosa lead, surprise GDP data boost rand

2017-12-05 22:45

The rand rallied on better than expected GDP figures, but mostly because Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in front in the race for leadership of the ruling party at the ANC's elective conference later this month.

GDP surprise: SA economy grows 2% in third quarter

2017-12-05 11:51

South Africa’s economy grew by 2% in the third quarter of 2017, on the back of a strong performance in the agricultural sector.

SA students still facing a tough time - vice-chancellor

2017-10-24 19:57

South African students are still having a tough time despite an income increase at higher education institutions, Tshwane University of Technology’s vice-chancellor has said.

Lehohla hands over the Stats SA reins

2017-10-22 06:00

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe this week announced that Risenga Maluleke had been appointed as the new Statistician-General and head of Stats SA.

Inflation accelerates to 5.1%

2017-10-18 10:11

Inflation increased to 5.1% for September 2017, according to data from Statistics South Africa.

Even Stats SA could fall to state capture – Gordhan, Jonas

2017-10-12 11:39

Statistics South Africa is not immune to the state capture project, former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his former deputy Mcebisi Jonas have said.

Sex offence don't tell the real story

2017-10-01 06:00

A decrease in sexual offences recorded in last year’s national crime statistics and a 117% increase in 2016/17 do not paint an accurate picture of this scourge ravaging the country.

So much for the nation’s ‘demographic dividend’

2017-10-01 06:00

A study by Stats SA shows that corruption, a lack of jobs, poor education and a lack of healthcare have stifled the country’s ability to transition economically.

SA Victims of Crime Survey 2017: Car theft, hijackings and more...

2017-09-28 15:52

'Vehicle related crime accounts for about 14.7% of all household crime,' reports Stats SA in its annual victims of crime survey. It lists vehicle theft, car vandalism and more...

JUST IN: Petrol price hikes fuel inflation

2017-09-20 10:11

Consumer inflation has gone up, but slightly below market expectations, following increases in the fuel price.

 

GDP data provides some hope to disheartened South Africans

2017-12-05 18:50

Economists warned that while Tuesday's GDP figures provided some relief in a tough year, South Africa was not out of the woods by a long shot.

Inflation eases to 4.8%

2017-11-22 10:13

Consumer Price Inflation eased to 4.8% for October, data from Statistics SA shows.

Dictators don't come from the sky!

2017-10-22 06:07

Patronage and rent-seeking that benefit friends and family are some of the indications of a slide away from democracy, writes Chris Maxon.

Scope for rate cuts closing

2017-10-18 13:47

The scope for further rate cuts is diminishing as the Reserve Bank may choose to wait on the back of event risk, says an economist.

Whites happy, blacks not

2017-10-01 06:00

Black-headed houses are 10 times more likely to be burgled than white-headed ones.

A debate about our demographic dividend

2017-10-01 06:00

Salvaging South Africa’s demographic dividend is going to be a huge challenge – Stats SA’s report this week made this abundantly clear.

SA sheds 34 000 jobs in second quarter

2017-09-28 16:41

The job losses were driven mainly by cuts in the manufacturing industry (13 000), the construction industry (11 000) and community services (10 000).

AS IT HAPPENED: Shocking '117% increase in sexual offences' over past year - Stats SA

2017-09-28 13:00

Among the 'Victims of Crime Survey' 2016/2017 announcements by Statistician-General Pali Lehohla, it was revealed that there has been a 117% increase in sexual offences over the past year, while over 1.4 million estimated incidents of crime have been experienced in SA.

Retail trade sales rise as consumers become more price-savvy

2017-09-13 14:11

SA retail sales disappointed with a disappointing -0.6% fall month-on-month, after rising by a much healthier 0.6% in June, according to an economist.

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