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SA economy at risk of third-quarter contraction

SA economy at risk of third-quarter contraction

11/10/2019 - 09:54
Dismal mining and manufacturing figures for August have raised the prospect of a third-quarter economic contraction. read more
Load-shedding knocks mining and manufacturing in the first quarter

Load-shedding knocks mining and manufacturing in the first quarter

13/05/2019 - 09:36
Despite a better performance in March, both sectors recorded contractions in the first quarter of the year - with production severely constrained by load-shedding. read more
Construction index reflects big downturn in building materials sales

Construction index reflects big downturn in building materials sales

20/06/2018 - 09:36
The Afrimat Construction Index for the first quarter of 2018 shows a large downturn year on year as SA’s mining and construction industries remain mired in negative territory.  read more
Mining sector records exceptionally strong growth in October after September’s contraction

Mining sector records exceptionally strong growth in October after September’s contraction

07/12/2017 - 13:59
The mining sector recorded exceptionally strong growth in October after a contraction in September, indicating a strong beginning to the fourth quarter. 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
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
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
Mining data shows economy may be perking up

Mining data shows economy may be perking up

14/03/2017 - 16:10
SA’s economy appears to be perking up as the slowdown in mining eases. The rise in commodity prices due to an improvement in global demand led to a 1.3% year-on-year increase in mining production in January. read more
Blow for GDP as manufacturing joins mining in October fall

Blow for GDP as manufacturing joins mining in October fall

09/12/2016 - 14:30
The volume of goods produced by South African factories fell 2.7% in October from the same month in 2015, Statistics SA reported on Thursday. read more
18% drop in mining output huge shock for SA economy - economist

18% drop in mining output huge shock for SA economy - economist

13/05/2016 - 11:20
Johannesburg - There is no doubt that the fall in mining production in March is a major shock to the South African economy, Mike Schüssler, chief economist at Economists dotcoza told Fin24 on Thursday (12 May). read more
Arson attacks force coal mine to suspend operations

Arson attacks force coal mine to suspend operations

29/03/2016 - 10:08
Richards Bay – Arson attacks have forced the closure of the Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) near Ulundi in northern KwaZulu-Natal. read more
Sticky issue of ownership at heart of empowerment

Sticky issue of ownership at heart of empowerment

09/04/2015 - 10:12
Ownership is at the heart of the mining charter, said Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi last week. read more
Spotlight on mining and manufacturing

Spotlight on mining and manufacturing

09/03/2015 - 10:19
The production side of the economy will come into focus this week with Statistics SA’s release of mining and manufacturing data for January on Thursday. read more
Power cuts alarm SA’s mining sector

Power cuts alarm SA’s mining sector

10/12/2014 - 10:46
The impact of South Africa’s power crisis was heightened yesterday, as the country’s mining industry became the latest sector to warn that uncertainty about electricity supply would put the economy in peril.  read more
Economy Strikes dent SA growth, slows to 1.2%

Economy Strikes dent SA growth, slows to 1.2%

28/11/2012 - 00:01
Johannesburg - South Africa's economic growth slowed to 1.2% in the third quarter of 2012 on a seasonally adjusted and annualised basis, compared with a revised 3.4% rise in the second quarter, data showed on Tuesday. read more