It's been a long, hard and expensive slog, but next week former president Jacob Zuma will finally get what he's always wanted: his day in court.
No one can predict the future. But, much like weather forecasting, past data points and patterns do provide portfolio managers with guidelines of how the future could potentially play out. And past patterns show that JSE earnings usually flourish when GDP growth does.
Investment has to grow for a couple of quarters to see it as a positive sign for the economy, one analyst said.
"Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness: towards an economic strategy for South Africa" suggests the tourism sector can see a quick 8% to 10% uptick in business if proposed reforms are implemented.
Gross domestic product or GDP is a measure of the size and health of a country’s economy over a period of time. It is also used to compare the size of different economies at a different point in time.
If there is no load shedding in the next few quarters, the economy will likely continue to grow, says the BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index Report, released on Wednesday.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is back on Twitter, saying there "should be no issues" regarding the Reserve Bank's mandate.
Against a backdrop of SA's economic growth grinding to a standstill, and economic policy being one of the battlegrounds for the ANC's infighting, opposition party the DA announced its spokespersons and focus for the Sixth Parliament on Wednesday.
It isn’t difficult to find the main culprit behind South Africa’s biggest economic contraction in a decade: Eskom.
An interest rate cut on July 18th now seems inevitable.
Since early May economists have been predicting that SA's economy would contract in the first quarter of 2019, caused by a combination of depressed expenditure and investment, weak demand and the impact of load shedding.
Namibia’s economy will return to growth in 2020 after contracting for three straight years, but a failure to implement structural reforms could keep the southwest African nation stuck in a low-growth trap, according to the International Monetary Fund.
Economic growth in Africa’s largest oil producer slowed for the third consecutive quarter, adding further pressure on the government to fight rising poverty.
The National Treasury on Tuesday released a document titled "Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness: towards an economic strategy for South Africa". Here are the highlights.
GDP fell by 0.2% between April and June, the worst performance for seven years.
Officials from the South African Reserve Bank have called the debate surrounding nationalising the Reserve Bank or changing its mandate "simplistic" and said shifting it to complete state ownership would be a costly endeavour with little benefit.
President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a perfect storm of factors requiring him to make some tough decisions, says Terence Corrigan.
If the SA economy were a film, the 2019 release - much like 2018 - would be in the horror genre, says Maarten Ackerman.
South Africa’s economy, which contracted the most in a decade in the first quarter as the nation suffered the deepest power outages since 2008, may avert a recession if the electricity utility is able to keep the lights on through winter.
The decline is the biggest quarterly fall in SA's economic activity since the start of 2009, when the economy tumbled under strain from the global financial crisis, says Stats SA.
Schüssler says that on a seasonally adjusted and annualised basis he expects first quarter data could show a 'massive decline' in SA's GDP growth rate.
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