SA out of recession with 2.2% GDP growth

2018-12-04 11:30

SA has officially exited the recession after reporting 2.2% GDP growth for the third quarter of the year.

Rand steady following release of CPI data

2018-07-18 12:38

CPI ticked up from 4.4% in May to 4.6% in June, which was slightly under the 4.8% expected by economists.

S&P raises SA GDP forecast, warns it is still not enough

2018-03-27 12:33

The credit ratings agency raised its forecast for SA GDP growth in 2018 from 1% to 2%, but warned this is still not enough to decrease SA's high unemployment rate.

December retail sales exceed expectations

2018-02-15 00:10

Sales at retailers accelerated in December hot on the heels of Black Friday, capping a year of growth, official figures show.

Consumers opt for bare necessities as SA heads for recession

2017-04-12 20:17

Given the challenging economic environment, consumers are opting to buy essentials over luxuries and other durable goods, says an analyst.

Newsmaker: Numbers game

2017-01-22 06:10

Pali Lehohla was in his element this week at the Cape Town International Conference Centre, at home among the data nerds at the first-ever United Nations Data Forum.

Inflation moves outside target band in September

2016-10-19 10:56

Consumer inflation has accelerated to above the upper end of the Reserve Bank’s target band, climbing less than expected and reinforcing the decision to keep rates on hold.

SA population balloons to 55.91m

2016-08-25 15:45

South Africa’s population is estimated to be 55.91 million of which 51% are female, according to Statistics South Africa’s mid-year calculations.

SA industries taking strain in low growth environment

2016-07-18 14:16

With economic growth predicted at its lowest levels since 2009, various industries in SA are showing strain with turnover declining by 5.1% in the first quarter of 2016.

Used car sales soar as consumer budgets take knock

2016-06-15 12:17

Despite shrinking consumer spending in the past couple of months, total motor trade sales climbed by 9% year-on-year in April 2016, according to StatsSA.


Inflation rises slightly to 5.1% in October - Stats SA

2018-11-21 10:04

StatsSA has announced that annual consumer price inflation has come in at 5.1% for the month of October.

SA mining output contracts most in two years in March

2018-05-10 12:17

South African mining production shrank 8.4% from a year earlier, the biggest contraction since March 2016 and compares with a revised 2% expansion in February this year, official stats show.

PPI slows slightly in January

2018-02-28 14:19

The country's producer price inflation slowed slightly to 5.1% year-on-year in January, according to Statistics South Africa.

Sexual offences, murder on the rise in SA

2017-09-28 22:16

A new victims of crime survey by Statistics South Africa has found that sexual offences, including rape, increased by 117% in the last financial year. 

TB, Diabetes leading causes of natural deaths in 2015 - Stats SA

2017-02-28 23:30

The leading underlying natural causes of death among South Africans in 2015 were tuberculosis and diabetes, says Statistics South Africa.

Car, train or taxi? SA's travelling habits revealed

2016-11-25 07:57

Avoiding traffic, costs, time... StatsSA has revealed the main reasons South Africans choose their modes of transport to travel to and from work.

SA staves off technical recession, economy grows 3.3% in Q2

2016-09-06 11:44

The South African economy has staved off a technical recession as Statistics SA announced 3.3% quarter-on-quarter growth in the second quarter of 2016.

StatsSA boss slams UN invoice-fraud report

2016-07-28 15:42

Statistician-general Pali Lehohla has disputed the accuracy of a United Nations report on invoice fraud, which shows "discrepancies" in SA’s records of gold exports.

Retail sales subdued as consumers feel pinch

2016-06-15 13:48

Retail sales increased marginally by 1.5% in April 2016 compared to the same period last year, StatsSA’s most recent retail trade data shows.

Access to sanitation has increased significantly - StatsSA

2016-06-02 17:54

Access to standard sanitation has increased significantly - from 62.3% in 2002, to 80% in 2015 - according to the General Household Survey, released by Stats SA.

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