Trade Deficit

Metal sector strike cost SA economic growth rate

The Reserve Bank’s Quarterly Bulletin shows real economic growth in the third quarter would have been 3.1% were it not for the metals sector strike.

SA trade gap halves as vehicle imports slump

The trade deficit unexpectedly shrunk to R6.5-billion in May as fewer vehicle imports offset the drop in platinum exports.

SA records shock trade deficit in March

South Africa has recorded a trade deficit of R11.4-billion in March, outpacing market expectations of a R1.5-billion decline.

SA posts biggest trade gap in seven months in August

The effect of strikes on exports saw the current account deficit widen by almost R5-billion.

Record trade deficit for SA in January

South Africa has posted a record trade deficit for January attributed largely to imports of machinery and other capital equipment.

SA’s trade deficit narrower, pressure seen

South Africa's trade deficit narrowed sharply in May as exports rose despite a transport sector strike.

SA records R1,9bn trade deficit in April

South Africa's trade account swung back into deficit in April, recording a shortfall of R1,9-billion, compared with a R460-million surplus in March.

SA February trade deficit widens as imports rise

SA's trade deficit widened in February, data showed on Wednesday, reflecting a rise in imports as the economy recovers from last year's downturn.

SA 2009 trade deficit narrows on slowdown

The deficit on SA's trade account narrowed sharply in 2009 compared with the previous year due to a recession that slashed imports.


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders