It should be frowned upon for a minister or proxy to call a CEO of a state entity enquiring about opportunities for comrades, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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Retail trade sales moderated by 1.1% year-on-year in August, following a 2% jump in July, figures released on Wednesday by Statistics South Africa showed, as the sector continues to come under pressure from the weak economy
The country's population is estimated to have increased to 58.78 million with 15.2 million people living in Gauteng.
SA has officially exited the recession after reporting 2.2% GDP growth for the third quarter of the year.
CPI ticked up from 4.4% in May to 4.6% in June, which was slightly under the 4.8% expected by economists.
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.
Sales at retailers accelerated in December hot on the heels of Black Friday, capping a year of growth, official figures show.
Given the challenging economic environment, consumers are opting to buy essentials over luxuries and other durable goods, says an analyst.
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.
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.
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.
Annual headline producer price inflation for final manufactured goods was 4.7% in February 2019, according to Stats SA.
StatsSA has announced that annual consumer price inflation has come in at 5.1% for the month of October.
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.
The country's producer price inflation slowed slightly to 5.1% year-on-year in January, according to Statistics South Africa.
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.
The leading underlying natural causes of death among South Africans in 2015 were tuberculosis and diabetes, says Statistics South Africa.
Avoiding traffic, costs, time... StatsSA has revealed the main reasons South Africans choose their modes of transport to travel to and from work.
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.
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.
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