Manufacturing

Slight drop in unemployment rate at end of 2018 — Stats SA

Although Stats SA has noted a slight decrease, South Africa’s unemployment rate is still one of the highest in the world.

The manufacturing sector helps lift SA out of a recession

The 2.2% growth in the gross domestic product in the third quarter equates to an annualised 1.1% improvement from a year ago

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

Manufacturing numbers may be up, but business confidence is low

Rise in unemployment as manufacturing bleeds jobs

Manufacturing has lost 55 000 jobs year-on-year

Shake up economy, says think-tank

South Africa must develop its production capacity and cut its reliance on resource exports, a report says

Boost manufacturing for prosperity

Capital investment, improved infrastructure and innovation will give the sector a needed jump-start to rejuvenate the economy.

Car sales dip, but industry starts 2015 on solid footing

Despite the effects of load-shedding on factories, low oil prices and stable interest rates suggest a good year ahead for vehicle manufacturers.

Growth risks mount even as SA dodges a recession

GDP data is expected to show SA rebounded from a contraction but there still remains little momentum to spur economic growth.

Embattled manufacturing sector expecting job cuts

Weak consumer demand, elevated input costs and even industrial action may lead to job cuts over the next year, says an employer organisation.

Manufacturing weighed down by strike

The purchasing managers index has dropped to a near five-year low as a four-month long strike in the platinum belt continues.

Rand falls in run-up to manufacturing output data

As the rand weakened for the first time in three days against the dollar, economists expect a report will show manufacturing growth slowed in August.

South African manufacturing growth exceeds estimates to 5.4%

Factory output is looking good as the rand's decline has boosted revenue from exports.

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