Warning of SA's growth falling below 0.5%

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Johannesburg – Economists say South Africa may struggle to hit a previously projected 0.5% gross domestic product growth in 2016 amid a weaker-than-expected GDP expansion of 0.2% for the third quarter.

Statistics South Africa released the third-quarter data for GDP growth on Tuesday. Data showed that growth was 3.1 percentage points lower than that reported in the second quarter. It was also 0.1 of a percentage point lower than the 0.3% recorded in the third quarter of 2015.

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