Consumer Price Index

November inflation ticks slightly higher to 5.2%

In November inflation for goods increased by 5.3% year-on-year, from 5.1% in October, according to Stats SA

Rand firm as Moody’s delays ratings move

Last week, the rand rebounded sharply following lower-than-expected CPI figures from the US as well as a decline in US stocks

State-fixed prices cause major pain

Complex factors influence the prices of electricity, petrol and water, but the state still has wiggle room

Higher fuel prices help push June Consumer Price Index to 4.6%

Fuel prices have been steadily increasing since April due to a combination of higher global oil prices, higher fuel taxes and a weakening rand

PSA not budging as government, unions agree to above-inflation wage hikes

The PSA which represents 238 000 members is sticking to its demand for 10% raises across the board and balloted its members this week towards a strike

Unions edgy after wage talks delay

Public sector unions fear that the new minister won't keep old promises

Relief for consumers as CPI hits two-year low

The SARB has managed to keep within its mandate to keep inflation at low levels.

Little to beef about as prices drop

Stats show that the prices of some goods have declined since January — meat is down and, for the sweet tooth, so is custard.

SA in top five of world’s most miserable countries

South Africa has come in third on Bloomberg's misery index, a list of most painful economies in which to work and live, after Venezuela and Argentina.

Economic week ahead: A slew of SA data

SA’s data diary is full this week with updates on it's current account, inflation, mining, manufacturing and retail sales over the coming days.

Economic week ahead: SA growth update

The big item on this week’s domestic data docket is South Africa’s latest growth figures. Here is your guide.

Economic week ahead: SA unemployment update

Over the coming days, South Africa will release unemployment, money supply, credit extension and trade figures.

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Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders