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Further Reserve Bank repo rate cut unlikely this year

The central bank estimates that gross domestic product (GDP) to contract by 8.2% in 2020

South Africa’s economy is in a severe recession

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

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.

Skint citizens shun market darlings

Unemployment, state debt and public sector burden and structural rigidities will affect growth

Wary consumers start saving

The number of new accounts has risen but tough times have forced others to borrow

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

Manufacturing numbers may be up, but business confidence is low

Fuel, utilities gobble up spare cash

Cheaper food has helped to ease the pain but an ever weakening rand means the prognosis is poor

Dlamini-Zuma: SA needs credible stats for a better life for all

Dlamini-Zuma says it is important to ensure the work of StatsSA remains relevant, and that policymakers and implementers use the data

Rape myths inflict more harm on victims

Sexual assault survivors are silenced by societal prejudice, lack of support from their community or family, secondary trauma and rape myths.

Postgrads urgently need funding

The financing of undergraduate degrees but not postgraduate is short-sighted and counterproductive

Letters to the editor: August 28 to September 1 2017

Readers write in about health equity, the Post Office, and Krotoa

Did 34% of households have access to electricity in 1994?

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%.

Survey paints picture of desperation for self-employed

A recently released survey shows that for the vast majority of those self-employed in SA, poor working conditions and poverty are a reality.

Economic week ahead: Updated global growth forecast

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.

SA producer-price inflation accelerates in August

The cost of manufacturing goods in South Africa rose higher in August than last month, meaning more pressure on consumer prices.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

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