Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
Afternoon clouds. Mild.
Investment has to grow for a couple of quarters to see it as a positive sign for the economy, one analyst said.
Technology-related gains could triple South Africa’s productivity growth, more than double growth in per-capita income, the group has said in a new report.
The SA economy fell into a technical recession at the start of 2018, before gaining pace in the second half of the year. According to NKC African Economics, 2019 may be shaping up to follow suit.
0.8% growth and continued disinvestment shows the Ramaphosa train is stuck on ANC tracks, writes Mmusi Maimane.
Stats SA will announce SA's GDP figures for the fourth quarter of 2018 on Tuesday morning at 11:30 in Pretoria.
Looking at the early signs of Turkey's democratic and economic meltdown should serve as a sharp wake-up call for SA, says William Gumede.
Introducing economic reforms could add two to three percentage points to real GDP growth over the next 10 years, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.
Another quarter of negative growth would come as knock to President Cyril Ramaphosa's plan to ignite the country's economy and grow jobs by attracting billions of rands in foreign direct investment.
The US economy accelerated to a 4.1% pace of growth in the second quarter, the fastest since 2014, letting President Donald Trump claim a win for his policies even though expansion is projected to cool.
Lesetja Kganyago says that confidence surrounding the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as SA president in February has not translated into a short-term boost for actual growth.
An economic index that tracks interbank payments suggests that South Africa can expect flat economic growth for the third quarter of 2019.
SA's economy is expected to grow by just 0.6% for 2019. But why is the economy stuck in neutral? Here are some of the reasons, writes Ferial Haffajee.
The IMF has lowered SA's projected GDP growth rate for 2019 from 1.4% to 1.2%, putting SA among the worst performers in sub-Saharan Africa.
South Africa's economy grew by 1.4% in the fourth quarter of 2018, Stats SA announced on Tuesday morning - slightly above the estimates of analysts.
South Africa’s real GDP growth will expand by a paltry 1.3% in 2019, according to a World Bank projection, putting it among the worst performers in sub-Saharan Africa.
Among major middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa, SA has the lowest projected growth rate for 2018, according to the IMF.
One of Donald Trump’s top economic advisers says the president erred in a tweet asserting growth in US gross domestic product was higher than the unemployment rate for the first time in over a century.
A new IMF report on South Africa has called for the completion of pro-investment, job-creating measures, and said more progress is needed to contain fiscal risks from debt-laden state-owned companies.
President Donald Trump says the US is on track to reach the highest average annual growth rate in over 13 years and is optimistic that the trade deals will take it higher than the 4.1% recorded for Q2 2018.
The economic research institute said that the second quarter of 2018 brought a 'stark reality check after the euphoria that characterised the early part of 2018'.
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