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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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it