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Do five million immigrants live in SA?
Do five million immigrants live in SA?
How many immigrants live in South Africa? The numbers used in news reports written in the wake of the recent series of brutal attacks on foreigners...
Living on a beggar's budget
Living on a beggar's budget
While Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivered his budget speech in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon, Chenai Mpereki (33) and her four-year-old boy...
Manufacturing sees biggest decline in almost 5 years
Manufacturing sees biggest decline in almost 5 years
South African manufacturing declined the most in almost five years in July after a four-week strike disrupted factory output.
Inflation exceeds target again
Inflation exceeds target again
South Africa's inflation rate was unchanged at 6.6% in June, exceeding the central bank's target for a third month.
Inflation accelerates to a near five-year high
Inflation accelerates to a near five-year high
South Africa's inflation rate climbed to 6.6% in May, the highest in almost five years and exceeding the central bank's target for a second...
Economic week ahead: SA growth figures
Economic week ahead: SA growth figures
Economists expect Tuesday's gross domestic product (GDP) figures to show that South Africa's economy shrank in the first quarter. US growth data –...
Economic week ahead: SA retail sales, China GDP
Economic week ahead: SA retail sales, China GDP
Statistics South Africa will release the country's latest retail sales report on Wednesday, the same day China releases growth figures....
SA poverty rate drops as government expands welfare programmes
SA poverty rate drops as government expands welfare programmes
South Africa's poverty rate fell 11 percentage points in the two years through 2011 as the government expanded welfare payments, the statistics...
Unemployment rate drops as government hires workers
Unemployment rate drops as government hires workers
South Africa's unemployment rate, which is the highest of more than 40 emerging markets tracked by Bloomberg, fell last quarter to 24.1% as the...
Women sick of inequality - literally
Women sick of inequality - literally
More women are at risk of high blood pressure than men, a World Health Organisation (WHO) study published last week revealed - and experts placed much of the...
Inflation rises to 5.4%, surprising markets
Inflation rises to 5.4%, surprising markets
South Africa's inflation rate rose less than economists predicted in December as growth in food prices eased, reducing investors' expectations of an interest rate increase this year....

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