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South Africa’s economy plunges into a recession

The country’s economy grew by only 0.2% in 2019, after it experienced contractions in both the third and fourth quarter

Ramaphosa’s “Cabinet recycle, not reshuffle”

On Thursday, Ramaphosa announced appointments to the two vacant positions left Ministers Malusi Gigaba and Edna Molewa

Don’t expect change on interest rates, say economists

The South African Reserve Bank will leave interest rates unchanged for the foreseeable future should economic conditions persist, economists predict.

‘Rising costs could force companies to downsize’

Companies are likely to respond to rising costs, such as steep wage demands and above-inflation wage settlements, by reducing their labour force.

Maths with a mission

Making maths fun to learn is the aim of an innovative new project, writes Sharon van Wyk.

‘We are not creating enough jobs’

There is a mismatch in South Africa's economy between the structural direction in which it is headed and its current skills profile, says Dr Azar Jammine, director and chief economist of Econometrix. While the economy is creating 194 000 jobs, according to formal-sector statistics, 368 000 students passed matric last year.

Economist expects more rate hikes to come

If the South African Reserve Bank is consistent, then inflation matters have deteriorated since October and another rate hike can be expected in December, according to Dr Azar Jammine, director and chief economist of Econometrix. However, Jammine on Monday also criticised some of the thinking in this regard.

Economist predicts R7,86 a dollar in 2010

There is potential for the rand to tend to be weaker due to the current-account deficit, but more than anything the currency's fortunes will depend on the strength of the global economy, according to Dr Azar Jammine, director and chief economist of Econometrix.

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