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‘Stronger-than-expected’ manufacturing growth, faltering business confidence

Manufacturing numbers may be up, but business confidence is low

Business confidence in building sector on five-year high

Business confidence is on the rise, according to the First National Bank/Bureau for Economic Research building confidence index.

SA manufacturing rebounds to a five-month high

Helped along by a weaker rand, factory output has slowly improved over recent months.

Marcus says inflation and growth risks limit options

Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus says rising inflationary risks from a weaker rand and a slowing economy are limiting room to adjust interest rates.

Purchasing managers index rises to two-year high

The seasonally adjusted Kagiso PMI posted strong gains in February, rising by 4.7 index points to 57.9 -- the highest level since February 2010.

Consumer confidence up slightly

The consumer confidence index rose marginally by one index point for the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the Bureau for Economic Research.

Business positive for first time in three years

Business confidence in the first quarter of 2011 was positive for the first time in three years, according to an index by Rand Merchant Bank.

How retailers and consumers view the festive season

Retailers are expected to keep selling price increases down this year -- so keep your eyes peeled for discounts and affordable items.

Consumer confidence remains positive

Consumer confidence is positive for the fourth quarter of the year, according to the First National Bank/Bureau for Economic Research consumer confidence index released...

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Lockdown set to move to level three countrywide from June 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa notes that the behaviour of citizens during level 3 will determine the fate of the nation

Watch it again: Ramaphosa on risk-adjusted Covid-19 strategy

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address his fellow South Africans on developments in the risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of the coronavirus

Engineering slips out of gear at varsity

Walter Sisulu University wants to reprioritise R178-million that it stands to give back to treasury after failing to spend it

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Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

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DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

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Senwes launches Agri Value Chain Food Umbrella

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Ethics and internal financial controls add value to the public sector

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Old Mutual announces digital AGM

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