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Unemployment in South Africa is worse than you think
Unemployment in South Africa is worse than you think
Statistics South Africa’s (StatsSA) quarterly labour force survey for the second quarter of this year shows that the country’s unemployment...
Cowboys, stink bombs and spies
Cowboys, stink bombs and spies
A day before Statistics South Africa announced record high unemployment levels, President Cyril Ramaphosa in his closing remarks to the ANC’s...
Jobs won’t soar till the economy does
Jobs won’t soar till the economy does
The economy is moribund yet still managed to create a net 22 000 jobs in the first quarter, bringing the total number of employed people to...
No nationalisation of Reserve Bank — ANC top six
No nationalisation of Reserve Bank — ANC top six
Nationalising the Reserve Bank is “simply not prudent”, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a statement on Thursday, after a meeting with the...
SA’s GDP slumps to its lowest in a decade
SA’s GDP slumps to its lowest in a decade
South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) declined by 3.2% in the first quarter of 2019, the largest quarterly drop in GDP in 10 years, with...
StatsSA survey: Service delivery improves overall, but with stark inequalities
StatsSA survey: Service delivery improves overall, but with stark inequalities
The General Household Survey (GHS) 2018 by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) has found that, despite service delivery and education improving...
ANC survival depends on Cyril’s choice
ANC survival depends on Cyril’s choice
President Cyril Ramaphosa needs a fighting Cabinet. One that works, is effective, credible and has what it takes to get the economy and the country...
SA’s unemployment rate spikes
SA’s unemployment rate spikes
The unemployment rate has seen its highest increase since 2017, according to Statistics South Africa’s recently-released quarterly labour survey...
Depressed? Blame it on poor governance
Depressed? Blame it on poor governance
Poor governance is affecting our happiness.
Inflation outlook remains on target
Inflation outlook remains on target
The increase in the consumer price inflation (CPI) has been marginal since the beginning of 2019, but rising fuel and electricity prices are likely...
The complex insecurity of hunger in South Africa
The complex insecurity of hunger in South Africa
The Statistics South Africa report on Early Childhood Development in South Africa found that a third of children in Gauteng and Free State were...
Stats SA reports 69 000 jobs lost in second quarter
Stats SA reports 69 000 jobs lost in second quarter
Employment in South Africa's non-agricultural formal sector dropped by 69 000 between March and June 2018, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Wednesday in its latest Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) bulletin....

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