The SA economy shrunk over recent months – but one sector looks set for a dramatic comeback

2020-03-03 14:34

There is one wildcard in upcoming GDP numbers: we still don't know what the effect of the novel coronavirus will be on exports.

SA companies are investing in the economy for the first time since 2017 - but don’t get excited yet

2019-09-12 15:42

Investment has to grow for a couple of quarters to see it as a positive sign for the economy, one analyst said.

SA can add 1.2 million jobs by 2030, McKinsey says

2019-09-05 07:49

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.

SA economy may have shrunk in first quarter - NKC African Economics

2019-05-06 08:36

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.

Ramaphosa train stuck on ANC tracks

2019-03-07 05:00

0.8% growth and continued disinvestment shows the Ramaphosa train is stuck on ANC tracks, writes Mmusi Maimane.

Stats SA expected to announce tepid GDP growth results for 2018

2019-03-05 05:30

Stats SA will announce SA's GDP figures for the fourth quarter of 2018 on Tuesday morning at 11:30 in Pretoria.

William Gumede: Turkey should be SA's wake-up call

2018-11-02 14:18

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.

Government working on reforms to lift economic growth, Nene assures

2018-09-10 22:46

Introducing economic reforms could add two to three percentage points to real GDP growth over the next 10 years, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Has SA entered technical recession? It may be close call, says FNB

2018-09-03 06:45

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.

US growth hits 4.1%, fastest since 2014, in win for Trump

2018-07-27 18:44

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.


South Africa in recession after shock economic slump

2020-03-03 11:30

For the whole of 2019, the economy grew by only 0.2%.

Transaction data points to flat third quarter growth for SA

2019-09-11 11:07

An economic index that tracks interbank payments suggests that South Africa can expect flat economic growth for the third quarter of 2019.

Ferial Haffajee: Six reasons the economy is stuck at 0.6% growth

2019-07-26 15:00

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.

IMF cuts SA's 2019 economic growth forecast

2019-04-09 15:00

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 0.8% in 2018

2019-03-05 11:37

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.

World Bank projects paltry GDP growth for SA in 2019

2019-01-09 12:55

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.

IMF downgrades SA's 2018 growth forecast to 0.8%

2018-10-09 13:26

Among major middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa, SA has the lowest projected growth rate for 2018, according to the IMF.

When Trump added an extra zero in his GDP tweet

2018-09-10 22:23

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.

IMF urges SA to fight corruption as post-1994 gains unwind

2018-07-30 17:01

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.

WATCH: Trump announces 'amazing' US growth rate, says trade deals will push it higher

2018-07-27 18:19

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.

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