SA households R200bn poorer as drop in share prices bites

2018-07-02 17:39

The net wealth of South African households declined by an estimated R205bn during the first quarter of 2018, compared to the last quarter of 2017, according to a new report.

How SA is changing: Work and earnings

2017-01-31 16:05

In the second segment of finweek's cover story, we take a look at unemployment numbers in SA as well the income and spending capabilities of South African's, as of 1994.

R3 500 pay below poverty wage - NGO

2016-11-22 06:56

A national minimum wage proposal of R3 500 – if divided by the average number of people in a typical South African household – is below the current poverty wage.

Household consumption expenditure gathers pace

2016-10-26 15:27

South Africa’s household consumption expenditure growth is projected to reach 2.3% in 2019, according to National Treasury’s medium-term budget.

Canada household debt remains near record 165%

2016-06-14 15:30

Canadian household debt as a ratio of disposable income remained near a record in the first quarter.

Be grateful you have a job, warns economist

2015-08-26 14:36

Don’t be fooled into thinking the global market turmoil experienced this week won’t hurt you personally, warns an economist

FNB: Households see reduced debt pressure

2011-10-11 14:20

Financial pressure downscaling is dropping, showing a possible lift in the management of debt-to-disposable income, according to FNB's Estate Agent Survey.


One million more could be unemployed in SA by end-2018

2017-07-27 19:01

A million more South Africans could be unemployed by the end of 2018, and that’s a conservative estimate, according to Momentum and Unisa.

Financial pressures hurt SA's household savings

2016-12-11 14:01

Low saving by government and households contributed to the overall decline in the national gross savings level for the third quarter.

Moody’s warns SA banks could see rise in problem loans

2016-11-08 11:15

SA's sluggish economy will likely lead to a rise in problem loans at SA’s four biggest banks, Moody's Investors Service says in a report.

Household credit cycle one of the weakest in history

2016-08-31 16:37

Household credit is likely to remain under pressure, as banks remain stringent on lending criteria and high debt levels restrain demand for increased borrowing.

Only Gauteng, Western Cape don't rely on income grants

2016-06-02 13:06

The Western Cape and Gauteng are the only two provinces where over two-thirds of households earn salaries as their main sources of income.

Household debt at 2006 levels

2011-10-25 17:00

Rising disposable income, more skilled jobs and low interest rates have boosted consumer spending and helped households reduce debts.

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