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How SA honey production could see R20bn turnover

How SA honey production could see R20bn turnover

23/10/2017 - 09:12
A structural approach and strategic business model could see South Africa’s honey industry turnover reach R20bn, according to experts.  read more
SMEs need supportive policies and finance solutions to reduce SA’s unemployment

SMEs need supportive policies and finance solutions to reduce SA’s unemployment

20/10/2017 - 10:14
Ahead of the mid-term budget speech later this month many will be hoping for improved SME financing and legislative support. Small business owners and entrepreneurs have a significant role to play in combating unemployment in South Africa, making the sector integral to our development and economic growth mandate.  read more
Rise in retail sales points to pick-up in third-quarter economic growth

Rise in retail sales points to pick-up in third-quarter economic growth

18/10/2017 - 15:13
The retail sector did better than expected in August, signalling stronger economic growth in the third quarter. Retail trade sales rose by a significant 5.5% year on year in August 2017. read more
Inflation picks up a little faster than expected

Inflation picks up a little faster than expected

18/10/2017 - 10:35
Inflation, as measured by the annual change in the consumer price index (CPI), accelerated to 5.1% in September from 4.8% in August. read more
Mining sector’s surprise performance points to strong industry

Mining sector’s surprise performance points to strong industry

18/10/2017 - 08:53
A surprisingly strong performance by the mining industry in August augurs well for the third quarter’s GDP performance. read more
South Africa’s bulk exports decline 7.3% in September

South Africa’s bulk exports decline 7.3% in September

17/10/2017 - 08:58
South Africa’s bulk export volumes fell by 7.3% year on year in September to 13.8-million tonnes after a 7.2% drop in August to 11.7-million tonnes, after surging by 34.5% in July to 15.6-million tonnes, according to Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA). read more
Increase expected in consumer inflation

Increase expected in consumer inflation

16/10/2017 - 10:18
The focus this week will be on the September consumer inflation figure and retail trade sales for August. Statistics SA will release both indicators on Wednesday. read more
Cape wine farmers’ harvest in danger

Cape wine farmers’ harvest in danger

16/10/2017 - 09:28
Wine grape producers in some parts of the Western Cape, already reeling from severe drought, have been dealt another blow after being hit by frost in early October. read more
Faster and more sustainable agricultural growth is crucial for Africa

Faster and more sustainable agricultural growth is crucial for Africa

12/10/2017 - 14:12
When the economies of Nigeria and SA recently rebounded, it wasn’t oil or minerals that did the trick. It was agriculture. Faster and more sustainable agricultural growth is crucial not only to the continent’s economy but also to its ability to feed and employ its surging population. read more
Competition Commission takes on fresh produce market agents

Competition Commission takes on fresh produce market agents

12/10/2017 - 09:01
The Competition Commission on Wednesday said that the 50-year-old practice by fresh produce market agents of charging fixed commissions to farmers amounts to price fixing.  read more
New index offers a snapshot of SA’s debt-stressed consumers

New index offers a snapshot of SA’s debt-stressed consumers

11/10/2017 - 13:35
Credit data company Experian launched a consumer default index on Tuesday to help pinpoint where South Africans are experiencing financial stress. read more
 Consumers hit malls less frequently, but spend more per visit

Consumers hit malls less frequently, but spend more per visit

09/10/2017 - 08:56
Consumers are visiting malls less frequently, but spend more per visit. read more
Stocks hit record highs, rand weaker

Stocks hit record highs, rand weaker

06/10/2017 - 11:31
The main stock indexes closed at record highs yesterday as investors, taking their cue from emerging market peers, piled into everything from banks and miners to telecoms. read more
How wholesalers and retailers can weather the economic downturn

How wholesalers and retailers can weather the economic downturn

04/10/2017 - 14:07
It was announced recently that South Africa is no longer in the technical recession that resulted from two consecutive quarters of negative growth. While welcomed news, it does not change the fact that consumers remain under pressure in the face of ever-increasing living costs, growing debt levels and significant political uncertainty.  read more
SA’s trade balance comes in better than expected

SA’s trade balance comes in better than expected

29/09/2017 - 15:12
SA recorded a trade surplus of R5.94bn for August, almost three times one of the consensus expectations. read more
SA sees record maize crop even bigger in last estimate

SA sees record maize crop even bigger in last estimate

29/09/2017 - 13:48
South Africa boosted its final estimate for this year’s record crop as the pace of deliveries continues to point to a bumper harvest.  read more
SA’s sugar industry under assault

SA’s sugar industry under assault

29/09/2017 - 08:46
South Africa’s sugar industry faces tough times — even without the imposition of a tax on sugary drinks.  read more
New cultivars & production methods for guava industry

New cultivars & production methods for guava industry

26/09/2017 - 09:41
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is funding research to stimulate and sustain the growth and development of minor crops in the province, a move that promises to transform the guava industry in the region.  read more
SA’s growth engines feeling the weight of economic strain

SA’s growth engines feeling the weight of economic strain

25/09/2017 - 09:44
Business confidence indicators plummeted further in the second quarter of this year as the South African macroeconomic environment remains dire, resulting in increased pressure on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their ability to deliver as one of South Africa’s leading growth engines. read more
Reserve Bank treads carefully as risks to inflation outlook threaten

Reserve Bank treads carefully as risks to inflation outlook threaten

25/09/2017 - 08:44
The Reserve Bank disappointed the markets on Thursday by failing to cut the repo rate, noting that a number of risks to the inflation outlook had increased amid heightened uncertainty. read more
Interest rate cut may be on the cards

Interest rate cut may be on the cards

21/09/2017 - 10:36
With inflation heading down towards the mid-point of the target range, most economists expect another 25 basis point cut in interest rates when the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee concludes its three-day meeting on Thursday. read more
Western Cape government to clamp down on alcohol sales

Western Cape government to clamp down on alcohol sales

21/09/2017 - 09:42
It's going to be much harder to buy a beer in Cape Town‚ if the Western Cape government has its way. read more
Consumer inflation ticks up, but food inflation slows further

Consumer inflation ticks up, but food inflation slows further

20/09/2017 - 11:15
Consumer inflation picked up as expected in August, as higher fuel prices bit. read more
World Bank warns SA's lack of innovation holds back growth

World Bank warns SA's lack of innovation holds back growth

20/09/2017 - 09:58
The World Bank has cut its forecast for SA’s economic growth, saying that the country’s low levels of innovation and declining productivity are factors holding back growth. read more
SMEs suffer from a sluggish economy

SMEs suffer from a sluggish economy

19/09/2017 - 14:59
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are being hammered by bad news, as they suffer from a sluggish economy and negative sentiment.  read more
SA’s bulk exports decline 7.2% in August

SA’s bulk exports decline 7.2% in August

18/09/2017 - 09:28
SA’s bulk export volumes fell 7.2% year on year in August to 11.7-million tonnes, after surging by 34.5% in July to 15.6-million tonnes, according to Transnet National Ports Authority. read more
SA clambers out of recession but retail sector is likely to retard growth

SA clambers out of recession but retail sector is likely to retard growth

15/09/2017 - 11:03
Even as SA clambered out of recession, it is unlikely to experience meaningful growth on the back of a slump in the retail sector. read more
Tough times ahead for all businesses, retailers warned

Tough times ahead for all businesses, retailers warned

13/09/2017 - 09:18
Retailers have been warned the next 18 months will be tough for all businesses. read more
With silos bulging, SA looks abroad

With silos bulging, SA looks abroad

12/09/2017 - 10:56
A quarter of South Africa's surplus maize crop of four million tons has so far been exported to Southern African countries and to the Far East, as South Africa searches for new markets. read more
Futuregrowth’s Development Equity Fund acquires stake in SME Funding Business

Futuregrowth’s Development Equity Fund acquires stake in SME Funding Business

12/09/2017 - 10:22
Futuregrowth Asset Management, on behalf of clients, has acquired a non-controlling stake in the shareholding of Retail Capital, a merchant cash advance business that focuses on funding the South African SME market.  read more
Manufacturing output gloomier than expected

Manufacturing output gloomier than expected

07/09/2017 - 15:12
The manufacturing sector took a knock in July, with production declining more than expected. read more
Franchising grows despite tight economy

Franchising grows despite tight economy

05/09/2017 - 09:32
Despite trying socio-economic conditions, political uncertainty and tough trading conditions, the franchise sector has held its own over the past four years growing its contribution to the country GDP from 9.7% in 2014 to its present figure of 13,3% and its estimated turnover from R465 billion in 2014 to R587 billion in 2017. read more
Agribusiness confidence takes a knock in the third quarter

Agribusiness confidence takes a knock in the third quarter

04/09/2017 - 15:23
Agribusiness confidence took a knock in the third quarter 2017 as the unrelenting drought in the Western Cape and low demand for maize exports weighed on sentiment. read more
Manufacturing index signals softer third quarter

Manufacturing index signals softer third quarter

04/09/2017 - 09:41
Economic growth is expected to rebound in the second quarter after the recession, but the Absa purchasing managers index (PMI) suggests the third quarter may be softer. read more
Producer inflation continues to slow

Producer inflation continues to slow

31/08/2017 - 14:00
Producer inflation slowed further in July, following a surprisingly sharp slowdown in June, thanks largely to food and fuel price dynamics. read more
US Agoa poultry exporters struggle with SA’s empowerment provisos

US Agoa poultry exporters struggle with SA’s empowerment provisos

30/08/2017 - 10:37
US poultry producers nearly reached their full 65,000 ton quota of exports to SA under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) in the year to end-March. read more
SA revises figures upwards for record-breaking maize crop

SA revises figures upwards for record-breaking maize crop

30/08/2017 - 09:07
South African farmers will harvest 16.4-million tonnes of maize in 2017, marking the largest crop on record, the crop estimates committee (CEC) says. read more
Falling inflation boosts interest rate cut chances

Falling inflation boosts interest rate cut chances

25/08/2017 - 10:54
Inflation has dipped below the 5% mark for the first time since November 2015, supporting the case for another interest rate cut at the Reserve Bank’s next monetary policy committee meeting, economists say. read more
Consumer inflation slows, helped by food, fuel and power prices

Consumer inflation slows, helped by food, fuel and power prices

23/08/2017 - 15:01
Consumer inflation slowed much as expected in July, with the consumer price index rising 4.6% from a year earlier. read more
Wine sales defy shrinking grape acres

Wine sales defy shrinking grape acres

21/08/2017 - 10:52
South Africa's land under tillage for grapes is on the decline, and this has presented the country's wine industry with a challenge - how to use less land while still increasing wine volumes and sales for both the domestic and international markets. read more
Wholesale trade sales pick up in second quarter

Wholesale trade sales pick up in second quarter

18/08/2017 - 09:57
Wholesale trade sales increased by 1.1% in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same period a year ago, Statistics SA data showed on Thursday. read more
Retail sales rise bodes well for end of recession

Retail sales rise bodes well for end of recession

17/08/2017 - 09:32
SA’s GDP could rebound from recession, lifted by positive performances in manufacturing, mining and retail. read more
Fewer seek credit as tough times bite

Fewer seek credit as tough times bite

14/08/2017 - 11:27
Consumers adopted a cautious stance to credit applications in the first quarter of 2017, figures from the National Credit Regulator show. read more
Avian flu hammering adds to poultry sector's woes

Avian flu hammering adds to poultry sector's woes

14/08/2017 - 08:54
It spreads fast, is deadly to poultry and is potentially extremely costly, especially for an industry that is already reeling from the pressures of competing in global markets. read more
Positive retail trade sales may offer some relief

Positive retail trade sales may offer some relief

14/08/2017 - 08:41
A jobs bloodbath looms over the retail sector, but economic data expected this week may show that retail trade sales continued with a trend of positive growth in June. read more
Manufacturing figures point to an end to recession

Manufacturing figures point to an end to recession

11/08/2017 - 11:35
Manufacturing production increased in the second quarter of the year — indicating SA may be heading out of recession. read more
Retailers may breathe easier in fourth quarter, say analysts

Retailers may breathe easier in fourth quarter, say analysts

10/08/2017 - 09:11
While there is no outright good news for retail, analysts say the last quarter of 2017 is unlikely to plunge the sector to new lows. read more
UK economy takes a hit as consumer spending slumps further

UK economy takes a hit as consumer spending slumps further

07/08/2017 - 12:47
UK consumers cut back on spending for a third month in July as house-price growth slowed sharply, dealing yet another blow to the economy. read more
Sugar industry could take years to recover from 2015-16 drought

Sugar industry could take years to recover from 2015-16 drought

07/08/2017 - 09:54
The South African sugar industry could take years to recover from the effects of the 2015-16 drought which has led to the industry failing to meet export orders. read more
Clouds over South African manufacturing sector darken

Clouds over South African manufacturing sector darken

02/08/2017 - 13:53
The Absa purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has dipped further, spelling bad news for the manufacturing sector. read more
SA expects bumper 2017 harvest

SA expects bumper 2017 harvest

02/08/2017 - 09:04
South Africa has increased its forecast of this year’s record crop after farmers improved their yields. read more
June trade surplus exceeds projections but May figure revised down by over R2bn

June trade surplus exceeds projections but May figure revised down by over R2bn

01/08/2017 - 09:25
SA recorded a better-than-expected trade surplus of R10.67bn in June, from a revised R7.22bn (R9.5bn) surplus in May. read more
Private sector credit moderates in June

Private sector credit moderates in June

01/08/2017 - 08:24
SA’s private sector credit growth moderated more than expected in June, suggesting low levels of business and consumer confidence. read more
Why avo prices have soared 150%

Why avo prices have soared 150%

31/07/2017 - 09:49
It is boom time for SA’s avocado producers as they ride high on a more than 150% rise in the world avocado price over the past year to a record high. read more
Producer inflation posts surprisingly sharp slowdown

Producer inflation posts surprisingly sharp slowdown

27/07/2017 - 15:48
Production inflation posted a surprisingly sharp fall in June — slowing to 4% year on year, from 4.8% in May. read more
Deodorant is always on the shopping list for South Africans

Deodorant is always on the shopping list for South Africans

26/07/2017 - 09:07
South Africans are not counting cents when it comes to scents. read more
Solutions to save the SA economy

Solutions to save the SA economy

25/07/2017 - 11:55
Low economic growth, recorded since 2011, is dragging down the employment rate which is negatively impacting the youth the most, a survey revealed. read more
Uncertainty over Western Cape wheat conditions

Uncertainty over Western Cape wheat conditions

25/07/2017 - 10:19
There is a strong possibility that, in the next few years, parts of the Western Cape’s wheat-growing areas may be affected by poor rainfall conditions, which could lead to poorer harvests. read more
Retail sales provide a positive surprise

Retail sales provide a positive surprise

21/07/2017 - 12:03
SA’s retail sector not only confounded economists who had expected a contraction in May, but growth accelerated from April, despite the economy being in recession. read more
Mining output figure much higher in May than economists’ predictions

Mining output figure much higher in May than economists’ predictions

19/07/2017 - 09:07
The mining sector may help SA navigate out of recession, following possible positive growth in the sector in the second quarter, but the industry remains under increasing pressure. read more
Grape harvest larger than 2016’s despite drought, but innovation is key to survival

Grape harvest larger than 2016’s despite drought, but innovation is key to survival

18/07/2017 - 10:26
The drought has, until now, not had a major effect on the wine industry, but adequate rainfall is needed this winter for good vine performance and crop yields for the coming season, wine producer body VinPro says. read more
Shoppers doing more with less amid recession

Shoppers doing more with less amid recession

17/07/2017 - 12:47
Bath foam and bath salts, along with double-ply tissues, are just some of the items that have fallen off shopping lists as consumers attempt to make their money stretch in the recession. read more
Consumer confidence slides deeper into negative territory

Consumer confidence slides deeper into negative territory

12/07/2017 - 11:52
South African consumer confidence worsened to -9 in the second quarter of 2017 from -5 in the first quarter, a First National Bank (FNB) sponsored survey done by Stellenbosch University’s Bureau for Economic Research (BER) found. read more
Manufacturing production falls marginally in May

Manufacturing production falls marginally in May

11/07/2017 - 13:42
Manufacturing production fared better than expected, falling only marginally in May 2017. It fell by 0.8% year on year compared with May 2016. read more
Malls, retailers 'cannibalising' township business

Malls, retailers 'cannibalising' township business

10/07/2017 - 13:49
Major shopping malls and national retailers are allegedly engaging in “loose cartel” behaviour that is “cannibalising” small township businesses, the Competition Commission’s Grocery Retail Market Inquiry panel heard at its public hearings in Durban this week. read more
Drought takes its toll on apple and pear exports

Drought takes its toll on apple and pear exports

10/07/2017 - 10:22
The drought has slashed apple exports by 9%‚ says fruit industry body Hortgro. Pear exports are down 6% on 2016. read more
SA’s gross reserves climb in June as dollar falters

SA’s gross reserves climb in June as dollar falters

07/07/2017 - 09:22
SA’s gross foreign reserves, which include gold and foreign exchange, rose in June as the value of the dollar declined against major currencies such as the euro. read more
Manufacturing suffers sharp decline in June

Manufacturing suffers sharp decline in June

03/07/2017 - 11:23
South African factory output suffered a sharp decline in June, judging by the Absa purchasing managers index (PMI) which showed a shock 4.8 point drop to 46.7 points. read more
Private sector credit grows more than expected in May

Private sector credit grows more than expected in May

30/06/2017 - 15:05
SA’s private sector credit growth increased more than expected in May, suggesting an improvement in consumer spending and confidence. read more
Food, beverages and tobacco largest contributor to May’s PPI increase

Food, beverages and tobacco largest contributor to May’s PPI increase

29/06/2017 - 14:49
Production prices were up slightly in May in line with economists’ expectations. read more
Price of white maize falls with glut in SA’s export markets

Price of white maize falls with glut in SA’s export markets

29/06/2017 - 08:54
SA could battle to offload some of its surplus white maize as major customers are also experiencing a production uptick. read more
Rob Davies launches Musina cross-border terminal

Rob Davies launches Musina cross-border terminal

28/06/2017 - 10:26
There needs to be less cargo transported by road and more by rail that was the message from Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies as he launched the Musina Intermodal Terminal (MIT). read more
Trade and business services lost the most jobs in the first quarter

Trade and business services lost the most jobs in the first quarter

27/06/2017 - 14:43
Employment levels fell in the first quarter of 2017, though mining and construction both showed increased. read more
 Breathing room for consumers?

Breathing room for consumers?

27/06/2017 - 10:12
In terms of the outlook for consumers, there is reason for cautious optimism due to lower inflation and the potential for modest interest rate cuts, according to Dave Mohr (chief investment strategist) and Izak Odendaal (investment strategist) at Old Mutual Multi-Managers. read more
Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax

Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax

23/06/2017 - 09:50
Treasury has rejected claims of calamitous job losses resulting from the imposition of a health promotion levy. read more
Why SA wine exports must move from bulk to brands

Why SA wine exports must move from bulk to brands

22/06/2017 - 11:59
South Africa’s wine industry must shift its emphasis from volume to value and from a production orientation to a market orientation. This is according to Anton Smuts, the newly elected chairperson of Vinpro. He shared his thoughts on some of the pressing issues that currently prevail in the industry with Jeandré du Preez. read more
Consumer inflation stabilises within target range

Consumer inflation stabilises within target range

21/06/2017 - 10:37
Consumer inflation remained within the Reserve Bank's 3%-6% target range in May, with the consumer price index (CPI) ticking up to 5.4%, from 5.3% in April. read more
Banana farmers go nuts in SA over macadamia boom

Banana farmers go nuts in SA over macadamia boom

20/06/2017 - 16:30
Booming demand for macadamias is transforming farmland in eastern South Africa, as landowners switch focus from bananas and sugarcane to the creamy nuts used in sweet treats from ice cream to cookies.  read more
Wary consumers in no rush to spend big

Wary consumers in no rush to spend big

20/06/2017 - 12:07
The South African economy has a long history of the tertiary sector (consumption side) being a resilient pillar of growth, but this long, unbroken run was shattered with the release of the GDP figures for the first quarter of the year. The numbers showed that the sector contracted by a full 2% quarter on quarter. read more
Better rains wash away some dairy woes

Better rains wash away some dairy woes

18/06/2017 - 14:21
Better summer rains have helped the dairy industry, but drought in the Western Cape, cost pressures and consumer resistance to price hikes remain a challenge. read more
Uptick in April retail sales figures ‘not sustainable’

Uptick in April retail sales figures ‘not sustainable’

15/06/2017 - 13:09
Despite a grim performance in the first quarter, SA’s retail sector surprised on the upside in April, though depressed consumer confidence is expected to keep retailing constrained. read more
Retailers gain access to R1bn in financing, despite recessionary conditions

Retailers gain access to R1bn in financing, despite recessionary conditions

13/06/2017 - 10:47
Access to funding is a thing of the past for entrepreneurs and small business owners, who have tied up R1 billion in advances from small business lender Retail Capital.  read more
UK consumer spending drops for first time in four years

UK consumer spending drops for first time in four years

12/06/2017 - 10:06
London - Inflation’s hold on the UK consumer is tightening and the economy is suffering as a result.  read more
Mining slows in April as prices soften after March uptick

Mining slows in April as prices soften after March uptick

09/06/2017 - 10:10
The mining industry slowed in April after picking up significantly in March. read more
Sugar tax under fire from producers, unions and business

Sugar tax under fire from producers, unions and business

08/06/2017 - 10:12
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), Business Unity SA (Busa) and the South African Sugar Association (Sasa) have agreed that the introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages should be delayed as it will have a negative effect on employment in the industry. read more
SA to set sights on Asia after bumper maize crops in Africa

SA to set sights on Asia after bumper maize crops in Africa

05/06/2017 - 15:30
SA will need to target Asian markets to boost maize exports in 2017 after bumper crops at home and in neighbouring countries depressed prices and dampened demand in Africa. read more
World Bank cuts its forecast for SA’s growth

World Bank cuts its forecast for SA’s growth

05/06/2017 - 12:35
The World Bank cut its forecast for SA’s GDP growth for 2017 by 0.5 percentage points to 0.6% in its June Global Economic Prospects report released on Sunday. read more
Global ranking shows SA is punching below its weight

Global ranking shows SA is punching below its weight

01/06/2017 - 12:32
SA has fallen one notch down a ranking of the world’s most competitive countries, reflecting its lack of sustainable growth as well as high levels of structural unemployment and lack of access to quality education. read more
Trade surplus shrinks, with both imports and exports falling

Trade surplus shrinks, with both imports and exports falling

31/05/2017 - 16:32
SA’s trade balance came in worse than expected on Wednesday when the South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced a surplus of R5.08bn for April. read more
Manufacturing Circle upbeat despite output decline

Manufacturing Circle upbeat despite output decline

30/05/2017 - 18:01
Manufacturers remain somewhat upbeat about their prospects despite a contraction in the first quarter. read more
South Africa to harvest the highest maize crop in 40 years

South Africa to harvest the highest maize crop in 40 years

30/05/2017 - 15:05
South Africa is expecting to harvest its biggest maize crop in four decades, a year after drought devastated output of the country's staple food. read more
Western Cape an exception amid signs of recovery in agriculture

Western Cape an exception amid signs of recovery in agriculture

30/05/2017 - 12:27
Drought is serious enough for the provincial government to declare a disaster area.  read more
Producer inflation eases in April

Producer inflation eases in April

25/05/2017 - 13:09
Production prices have continued to ease compared with 2016, with the continued deceleration in manufactured food price inflation. read more
Rand spikes as consumer inflation slows sharply on food prices

Rand spikes as consumer inflation slows sharply on food prices

24/05/2017 - 12:25
A slight slowdown had been expected, but the CPI data were better than forecasts, thanks also to fuel price cuts. read more
Interest rate cut unlikely amid risks to currency

Interest rate cut unlikely amid risks to currency

22/05/2017 - 10:01
Uncertainty about the rand exchange rate, as well as food prices, have put question marks over the sustainability of inflation drop. read more
Rand takes worst beating since credit downgrades

Rand takes worst beating since credit downgrades

19/05/2017 - 09:02
The rand hasn’t taken as hard a beating since the credit downgrade, partly because its strength is not solely dependent on domestic developments. Global factors have proven to be a driver of its performance, said economist Dr. Azar Jammine.  read more
Rise in mining outcome may offset recession

Rise in mining outcome may offset recession

18/05/2017 - 11:54
Economists expect the economy to avoid a technical recession on improved mining and agriculture data. read more
Retail sales up, but quarter showing 'worst since financial crisis'

Retail sales up, but quarter showing 'worst since financial crisis'

18/05/2017 - 09:33
Retail sales were down 1.1% for the quarter ending in March 2017, Statistics South Africa announced on Wednesday. read more
SA and UK start making plans for post-Brexit trade

SA and UK start making plans for post-Brexit trade

18/05/2017 - 09:17
Nations agree in principle to implement interim arrangement based on existing EU partnership deal. read more
Retail sales rebound in March — but not enough to save quarterly decline

Retail sales rebound in March — but not enough to save quarterly decline

17/05/2017 - 14:36
South African retail sales rebounded in March, but not enough to save a quarterly decline that may contribute to the country falling into a technical recession. read more