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56 000 jobs created in year to date — StatsSA
56 000 jobs created in year to date — StatsSA
The community services, construction, manufacturing and business services sectors helped boost employment growth in the first quarter of the year,...
Too soon for Ramaphoria to boost weak economy
Too soon for Ramaphoria to boost weak economy
The economy’s decline in this year’s first quarter does not mean Ramaphoria has fizzled out, say economists, but it does show that new...
SA's first-quarter GDP takes a knock, shrinks by 2.2%
SA's first-quarter GDP takes a knock, shrinks by 2.2%
South Africa's real gross domestic product fell by 2.2% in the first quarter of 2018, Stats SA announced on Tuesday.
Media, patriarchy and society: Unpacking the 2018 women’s budget vote
Media, patriarchy and society: Unpacking the 2018 women’s budget vote
Last week, on 17 May 2018, the Ministry in the Presidency responsible for Women delivered the Budget Vote speech for the 2018/2019 financial year....
Apps for the people by the people
Apps for the people by the people
The key word is “easier”. An easier way to find the nearest creche, kota joint or mechanic in a township. An easier way to navigate the...
Drivers, law enforcement and pedestrians urged to do more to combat road fatalities
Drivers, law enforcement and pedestrians urged to do more to combat road fatalities
Although there was a two percent decrease in fatal crashes from 2016 to 2017, the number of annual fatalities because of car accidents is still...
Retail sales grow as household consumption recovers
Retail sales grow as household consumption recovers
The latest retail sales, released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) on Thursday show January sales grew...
South Africa’s economy is badly skewed to the big guys: How it can be changed
South Africa’s economy is badly skewed to the big guys: How it can be changed
The South African economy looks uncomfortably the same to the one...
Unemployment lower, but black women, the youth remain the most vulnerable
Unemployment lower, but black women, the youth remain the most vulnerable
The latest unemployment statistics from StatsSA show that South Africa’s unemployment rate declined to 26.7% in the fourth quarter last year from...
An ode to the matriarch
An ode to the matriarch
There is alchemy in the pot on the stove. Nutmeg, cinnamon and sugar with sweet pumpkin. The words “Something good is going to happen to you...
Sixteen days of denialism
Sixteen days of denialism
Like most state-sponsored campaigns, the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children aims to create a positive perception about...
Twelve questions SA should be asking of the ANC’s leadership
Twelve questions SA should be asking of the ANC’s leadership
As South Africa hurtles towards the end of the year, we are holding our collective breath ahead of the ANC elective conference.

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