Clothing and footwear have been the largest contributor to retail trade since October 2022
Most people have a second income stream to support their families but some do it because it’s their passion or talent – and brings in extra money
With unemployment in that sector at almost catastrophic levels, it is essential to ensure that the drain of skills to other countries is halted in its tracks and that sound business principles and practices are established
The first-quarter economic growth was attributed to growth in eight industries, according to Statistics SA’s data
PwC’s Women in Work Index says governments and businesses must tackle causes of inequality
The central bank estimates that gross domestic product (GDP) to contract by 8.2% in 2020
StatsSa has dubbed Q2 of 2020 the “pandemic quarter” as a result of hard Covid-19 lockdown that saw most sectors of the economy plummeting
Although Stats SA has noted a slight decrease, South Africa’s unemployment rate is still one of the highest in the world.
Unemployment, state debt and public sector burden and structural rigidities will affect growth
The number of new accounts has risen but tough times have forced others to borrow
Manufacturing numbers may be up, but business confidence is low
Cheaper food has helped to ease the pain but an ever weakening rand means the prognosis is poor
Dlamini-Zuma says it is important to ensure the work of StatsSA remains relevant, and that policymakers and implementers use the data
Sexual assault survivors are silenced by societal prejudice, lack of support from their community or family, secondary trauma and rape myths.
The financing of undergraduate degrees but not postgraduate is short-sighted and counterproductive
Readers write in about health equity, the Post Office, and Krotoa
President Jacob Zuma claims that 34% of households had access to electricity in 1994. Available data suggests he is wrong. By 1994 it was about 50%.
A recently released survey shows that for the vast majority of those self-employed in SA, poor working conditions and poverty are a reality.
The IMF will update its global economic outlook this week, while investors look at a rates decision in Nigeria and inflation numbers in South Africa.
The cost of manufacturing goods in South Africa rose higher in August than last month, meaning more pressure on consumer prices.
SA inflation figures, indicators of growth in Europe and China, US corporate earnings reports and elections in Japan will make for a busy week.
The economy has shed 75 000 jobs in the first quarter of the year, according to Stats SA.
Employment in the formal non-agricultural sector grew slightly between the third and fourth quarters of last year, says Statistics SA.
The year-on-year producer price index for domestic output in January 2012 has shown an increase of 8.9%, said Statistics SA.
Producer price inflation — or the increase in factory gate prices — eased to 9.8% year-on-year in December, says Statistics SA.
Growth in South Africa’s retail sales has slowed more than expected in October, suggesting interest rates will stay low for longer.
Census officials say all the counting is complete but a survey showed many people were left out and unhappy with the procedure.
South Africa’s official jobless rate has eased to 25.0% of the labour force in the third quarter as the trade and finance sectors created jobs.
A further 16 000 counters have been added to the 120 000 after Stats SA realised there were more people to be counted than initially thought.
Inflation will slip out of the SA Reserve Bank’s target band by the end of 2011 but will leave the repo rate unaffected, economists predict.
The total income generated by the food and beverages industry in SA was down 0.9% in June 2011 compared with the corresponding period last year.
Companies are likely to respond to rising costs, such as steep wage demands and above-inflation wage settlements, by reducing their labour force.