Purchasing Manager Index

Economic week ahead: PMI reports, central banks

South Africa’s latest manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) report will dominate the domestic data docket.

Economic week ahead: SA data, US jobs, EU rates

South Africa and the US are expected to announce their latest employment statistics while China's manufacturing update will be closely watched.

Manufacturing sector contracts for fifth month in a row

New data has shown that the manufacturing sector has contracted for the fifth month in a row, while new vehicle sales came under pressure yet again.

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.

Economic week ahead: Taking stock

PMI readings from around the world, America's jobs report and central bank meetings will keep investors on their toes in the final quarter of 2012.

SA government bonds firm on demand

Government bonds have firmed, taking yields on the longer-dated bonds to multi-month lows due to hefty offshore demand.


Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.