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Festive spending continues to boom amid tough economic climate
Festive spending continues to boom amid tough economic climate
The end-of-year season is associated with holidays, socialising with friends and entertaining family. It is also the month when the most pourable...
October retail sales accelerate to 2.2%
October retail sales accelerate to 2.2%
Retail sales picked up in October, reflecting year-on-year growth of 2.2%, according to data from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).
November inflation ticks slightly higher to 5.2%
November inflation ticks slightly higher to 5.2%
November inflation ticked up to 5.2%, according to data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Wednesday.
The manufacturing sector helps lift SA out of a recession
The manufacturing sector helps lift SA out of a recession
Sick and tired of living in a recession? Well, Statistics SA has good news for you. The economy grew by 2.2% in the third quarter this year,...
Inflation rises slightly to 5.1% in October — Stats SA
Inflation rises slightly to 5.1% in October — Stats SA
Statistics SA announced on Wednesday that annual consumer price inflation had come in at 5.1% for October, 0.2 percentage points higher than the...
SA unemployment on the rise — Stats SA
SA unemployment on the rise — Stats SA
Over six million South Africans are unemployed, with the country’s official unemployment rate on the rise. This is according to data released by...
Rising fuel costs hit the poor hardest
Rising fuel costs hit the poor hardest
In June this year, the price of fuel in South Africa was hiked to a record high of more than R15 a litre. Three months later, there was another...
The future of the middle class is bleak
The future of the middle class is bleak
Another petrol hike is not what South Africa’s precarious middle class needs. The National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) will release a report in...
State-fixed prices cause major pain
State-fixed prices cause major pain
Administered prices have been increasing well above inflation recently, hurting consumers and businesses alike, eliciting promises from President...
Cosatu warns jobs summit could be 'damp squib'
Cosatu warns jobs summit could be 'damp squib'
Just days before the National Jobs Summit, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has cautioned that the event could turn into a talk...
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....
Nene: Recession a risk for tax revenues
Nene: Recession a risk for tax revenues
South Africa's technical recession poses a risk to 2018's tax revenues, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene told a tax indaba on Monday.

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