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SA expected to sow fewer maize hectares than in previous seasons

SA expected to sow fewer maize hectares than in previous seasons

26/11/2019 - 10:06
South African farmers are expected to sow 2.8% fewer hectares of the food staple maize next season than forecast in October after the planting season was delayed by rains, a Reuters survey of analysts showed. read more
The clever shift SA's economy can make: economist

The clever shift SA's economy can make: economist

13/11/2019 - 13:29
Finance minister Tito Mboweni’s medium-term budget gave a blunt presentation of the financial issues facing South Africa and it is clear that government has finally come to grips with reality, says Efficient Group economist Francois Stofberg.  read more
Billions in investments flow in to improve SA's economy

Billions in investments flow in to improve SA's economy

13/11/2019 - 11:30
More businesses have pledged billions of rands in investment to the ailing South African economy at the second investment conference in Sandton. read more
Black Friday hype begins as retailers test shoppers with 'teasers'

Black Friday hype begins as retailers test shoppers with 'teasers'

06/11/2019 - 09:15
Retailers’ gloves are off in the battle to gain market share ahead of Black Friday, with several deals already being unveiled to attract customers. read more
Manufacturing sentiment improved in October

Manufacturing sentiment improved in October

05/11/2019 - 12:52
Manufacturing activity recovered in October, improving on the previous month’s revised figures and beating market expectations.  read more
Unemployment hits highest level in more than 11 years

Unemployment hits highest level in more than 11 years

30/10/2019 - 11:38
South Africa's unemployment rate has worsened to 29.1%, the highest level in more than 11 years. read more
Consumer watchdog laments understaffing as it tackles Ford, unsafe meat, timeshare cases

Consumer watchdog laments understaffing as it tackles Ford, unsafe meat, timeshare cases

25/10/2019 - 11:50
As far as it is able, the National Consumer Commission will try to make sure suppliers of unsafe goods are fined and losses to consumers are recovered - despite being understaffed by some 50%, members of Parliament heard. read more
Inflation slows in September

Inflation slows in September

23/10/2019 - 13:38
Inflation moderated to an annualised 4.1% in September, surprising analysts, and boosting the expectation that SA’s embattled consumers may get another interest rate cut in 2019. read more
Providing full visibility and insight for an improved CX journey

Providing full visibility and insight for an improved CX journey

22/10/2019 - 11:13
Although South Africa has just avoided a recession, the outlook for the economy is less optimistic. With subdued investment levels and consumer spending being curbed, there is no doubt that local businesses face an uphill battle. Notably, the latest Absa Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) data shows weaker levels of private sector activity and a pessimistic outlook on future business conditions.  read more
President Cyril Ramaphosa launches SA's first smartphone plant

President Cyril Ramaphosa launches SA's first smartphone plant

21/10/2019 - 09:52
President Cyril Ramaphosa recently opened South Africa's first smartphone production plant at the Dube TradePort in Durban. read more
Africa is showing encouraging signs of economic integration

Africa is showing encouraging signs of economic integration

21/10/2019 - 08:32
Our world is being challenged in ways few people could have imagined 70 years ago. Back then, in the aftermath of World War 2, the institutions that were designed to prevent challenges such as those we are facing today — the UN, IMF, World Bank, and others — were operating in a much simpler world. read more
Retail sales up 1.1% in August

Retail sales up 1.1% in August

18/10/2019 - 09:28
Measured in real terms, retail sales increased by 1.1% year-on-year in August, following a 2% jump in July, figures released on Wednesday by Statistics South Africa showed. read more
Slight upturn in prospects for SA 2019/2020 stone fruit exports

Slight upturn in prospects for SA 2019/2020 stone fruit exports

16/10/2019 - 10:11
The latest forecast for South Africa's stone fruit season points to improved volumes compared to last year although the continued effects of drought in some areas and adverse weather during pollination has impacted the full potential, an industry body said on Tuesday. read more
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
SA's economy enters 70th month of downward cycle

SA's economy enters 70th month of downward cycle

09/10/2019 - 15:50
South Africa’s economy remains stuck in its longest downward cycle since 1945, adding to pressure on the government to implement reforms to lift business confidence and boost growth. read more
Stats SA’s seasonal adjustment models are part of regular rebasing

Stats SA’s seasonal adjustment models are part of regular rebasing

08/10/2019 - 10:53
Every year, SA’s economic activity peaks in the fourth quarter (October-December). On the production (or industry) side of GDP, this pattern is driven mainly by three industries: manufacturing; trade, catering and accommodation; and transport, storage, and communication. read more
Big business urges reforms to help SA economy

Big business urges reforms to help SA economy

02/10/2019 - 13:17
Big business has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to act urgently and implement short- and medium-term reforms and prioritise growth-enhancing policies to kickstart the economy. read more
Trade balance swings into surplus in August

Trade balance swings into surplus in August

01/10/2019 - 10:13
SA’s trade balance swung into a larger-than-expected surplus of R6.84bn in August, according to data from the SA Revenue Service.  read more
Retail sales remain muted with consumers under pressure

Retail sales remain muted with consumers under pressure

20/09/2019 - 14:31
Retail sales for July marginally declined to 2 percent year on year as sales growth continued to reflect a muted demand in South Africa, with consumers’ discretionary income under strain.  read more
4 reasons to be hopeful about South Africa’s economy

4 reasons to be hopeful about South Africa’s economy

12/09/2019 - 14:40
Markets responded positively to South Africa’s economic growth rebounding in the second quarter, up 3.1%, and 0.9% for the year to June 2019. read more
Smarter mobility key to a sustainable South Africa

Smarter mobility key to a sustainable South Africa

11/09/2019 - 13:19
The World Economic Forum has revealed that by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living and operating in urban areas. Considering the resultant congestion and air pollution, which are already challenges requiring mitigation in 2019, mobility and energy should be top of mind for those making the shift towards cities of the future.  read more
Manufacturing production shrinks for second month in July

Manufacturing production shrinks for second month in July

11/09/2019 - 13:01
Manufacturing production recorded its second consecutive contraction in July, in line with analysts’ expectations. read more
Eskom: The largest threat to the stability of the SA economy

Eskom: The largest threat to the stability of the SA economy

10/09/2019 - 09:45
On Tuesday 23 July, South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni tabled a bill before the National Assembly which would see national state-owned power utility Eskom benefit from an allocation of R59 billion over the next three years.  read more
African continental free-trade deal has a long way to go

African continental free-trade deal has a long way to go

09/09/2019 - 14:50
The African continental free-trade agreement (AfCFTA) is facing several challenges and it could be decades before there is a common market in which tariffs are largely abolished. read more
SA beekeepers are declining despite robust honey demand

SA beekeepers are declining despite robust honey demand

03/09/2019 - 10:10
The number of professional beekeepers is declining as many of them are going out of business voluntarily or due to the drought, according to Professor Martin Villet from Rhodes University’s Department of Zoology and Entomology.  read more
No pain, no gain for SA economy

No pain, no gain for SA economy

02/09/2019 - 16:22
Despite SA’s fiscal crisis — and the fact that the country has very little to show for the loose fiscal policy run over the past decade — there is a lobby (mainly on the Left) that thinks the best way to resolve SA’s growth and fiscal challenges is to inject further fiscal stimulus into the economy. read more
Producer inflation slows to lowest level in five months

Producer inflation slows to lowest level in five months

02/09/2019 - 10:51
Producer inflation moderated to its lowest level in five months in July, due to lower fuel prices. read more
Consider the tax implications when taking your money offshore

Consider the tax implications when taking your money offshore

27/08/2019 - 10:52
South Africans are overburdened with taxes, and it’s only set to get worse. If you are considering investing internationally, you should be aware of the tax requirements when deciding on the best investment approach.  read more
Inflation eases even more than expected

Inflation eases even more than expected

21/08/2019 - 10:36
Inflation eased more than expected to 4% in July. read more
Crackdown on informal traders will hurt economy, says refugee forum

Crackdown on informal traders will hurt economy, says refugee forum

13/08/2019 - 09:40
SA’s embattled economy could be strained further if the crackdown on informal traders continues unabated, the African Diaspora Forum (ADF) warns.  read more
Retail boost could steer SA away from a recession

Retail boost could steer SA away from a recession

12/08/2019 - 12:37
A rebound in economic growth in the second quarter of the year will likely see SA avert its second recession in two years. read more
SA's economic growth prospects keep diving

SA's economic growth prospects keep diving

07/08/2019 - 08:39
SA’s economic growth prospects keep going from bad to worse. read more
South Africa’s economy ‘doesn’t have a long time’

South Africa’s economy ‘doesn’t have a long time’

02/08/2019 - 12:57
South Africa’s outlook has been dealt several heavy blows following Eskom’s financial results, and the latest unemployment data, which has raised the question: where to from here? read more
SA records its second consecutive trade surplus in June

SA records its second consecutive trade surplus in June

01/08/2019 - 09:50
SA recorded a trade surplus of R4.42bn in June as growth in exports exceeded growth in imports. read more
SA’s jobless rate climbs to 11-year high

SA’s jobless rate climbs to 11-year high

31/07/2019 - 09:28
SA’s unemployment rate jumped to an 11-year high of 29% in the second quarter of the year, which is likely to make it harder for President Cyril Ramaphosa to fulfill his promise of creating a quarter of a million jobs a year. read more
SA's VAT hike under scrutiny

SA's VAT hike under scrutiny

30/07/2019 - 08:55
New research suggests SA should scrap the zero-rating of VAT items and introduce a new social grant which would benefit those who fall outside the welfare net. read more
Predatory imports are killing small chicken firms

Predatory imports are killing small chicken firms

29/07/2019 - 11:01
Local chicken producers and importers are arguing over the potential impact that import tariffs could have on South African consumers, jobs and rural development. read more
Inflation steady at 4.5% in June

Inflation steady at 4.5% in June

24/07/2019 - 13:08
Consumer inflation was slightly higher than expected in June, unchanged from May’s 4.5%, but remained at the midpoint of the Reserve Bank’s 3%-6% target range. read more
Food and beverages giant PepsiCo makes offer to acquire Pioneer Foods

Food and beverages giant PepsiCo makes offer to acquire Pioneer Foods

19/07/2019 - 10:18
In a vote of confidence about SA’s long-term prospects, New York-based food and beverages giant PepsiCo has made an offer to buy Pioneer Food Group, which makes Sasko breads and Ceres juices, in a deal worth at least R25.4bn. read more
Poultry body defends call for 82% chicken tariffs

Poultry body defends call for 82% chicken tariffs

12/07/2019 - 08:50
The South African Poultry Association (Sapa) has defended its decision to call for a hike in chicken imports tariffs to 82 percent, up from the current 37 percent. read more
Manufacturing output remained tepid in May

Manufacturing output remained tepid in May

11/07/2019 - 15:56
SA's manufacturing sector grew a marginal 1% year on year in May but failed to hold onto a surge experienced in April, when the sector rebounded after being hit by load-shedding in first quarter of 2019. read more
SA trade conditions remain under pressure - index

SA trade conditions remain under pressure - index

10/07/2019 - 16:11
Trade conditions in South Africa remained under pressure in June 2019, according to the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci). read more
Cyril Ramaphosa wants SA to embrace 4IR

Cyril Ramaphosa wants SA to embrace 4IR

08/07/2019 - 14:49
President Cyril Ramaphosa said South Africa must embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and harness the opportunities it offers in order to eradicate the biggest challenges society faces.  read more
Chinese pork output expected to expand again after 2020, says UN report

Chinese pork output expected to expand again after 2020, says UN report

08/07/2019 - 13:58
Production is projected to fall 5% this year as the country struggles to recover from African swine fever, but some say this figure is likely to be higher. read more
SA retail 'squandering' sales growth - client experience expert

SA retail 'squandering' sales growth - client experience expert

04/07/2019 - 09:18
Local business leaders could be losing out on significant bottom-line gains for not paying attention to customer service. read more
Parliament's new finance chair promises to wrap up Steinhoff, VBS probes

Parliament's new finance chair promises to wrap up Steinhoff, VBS probes

03/07/2019 - 08:51
Newly-elected chairperson of Parliament's standing committee on finance, Joe Maswanganyi, says the Steinhoff and VBS sagas will "reach a conclusion" under his watch as committee head. read more
Rising income inequality a threat to growth in SA, warns Moody’s

Rising income inequality a threat to growth in SA, warns Moody’s

03/07/2019 - 08:23
Moody’s Investors Service, the last remaining credit ratings agency to hold SA at investment grade, has warned that rising income inequality could curtail growth, potentially compromising a country’s credit profiles.  read more
Slow growth expected to knock SA's exports

Slow growth expected to knock SA's exports

01/07/2019 - 08:15
SA’s trade balance will remain volatile in 2019 as the global growth slowdown takes a toll on the country’s exports. read more
Consumers relying more on credit to survive

Consumers relying more on credit to survive

26/06/2019 - 08:38
Consumers are increasingly relying on their credit cards and personal loans for daily survival, the latest statistics from one of the major credit bureaus reveal. read more
SA’s growth prospects pick up a little in April

SA’s growth prospects pick up a little in April

25/06/2019 - 14:26
The Reserve Bank’s leading indicator signals activity increased slightly in April from March, with more building plans approved and more jobs advertised. read more
Laying the groundwork for SA's emerging farmers

Laying the groundwork for SA's emerging farmers

20/06/2019 - 14:27
Smallholder farmers have called on the government to address issues bedevilling the sector to grow the embattled economy. Specifically, they want Thoko Didiza, minister of the newly reconfigured agriculture, land reform & rural development department, to champion their struggles. read more
Inflation accelerates slightly in May

Inflation accelerates slightly in May

19/06/2019 - 11:24
Inflation accelerated slightly to 4.5% in May, giving impetus to calls for an interest cut in July. read more
Plans to reshape the clothing industry

Plans to reshape the clothing industry

18/06/2019 - 10:19
A master plan submitted to the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) aims to improve the country's ailing clothing and textile industry.  read more
Trade body will have a bone to pick in poultry tarrif case

Trade body will have a bone to pick in poultry tarrif case

14/06/2019 - 09:30
Those with intimate knowledge of the tariff application say that ITAC's position is akin to a zero-sum game, where they may have to choose between exposing local poultry producers to cheap imports they cannot compete with, or raising consumer prices for poultry to impossibly high levels. read more
SA's first citrus shipment arrives in China

SA's first citrus shipment arrives in China

13/06/2019 - 15:39
The historic shipment of 5 200 tons of citrus in a breakbulk vessel has arrived at Shanghai Port in the People’s Republic of China. read more
Increase in sales reflect stronger second quarter

Increase in sales reflect stronger second quarter

13/06/2019 - 10:41
Data from Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) showed that retail sales in April increased 2.4percent year-on-year - the strongest gain in retail trade in six months, providing further evidence that the economy began the second quarter on a firmer footing following the first quarter’s 3.2percent plunge. read more
Retail sales jump in April, giving hope of avoiding a recession

Retail sales jump in April, giving hope of avoiding a recession

12/06/2019 - 15:44
SA’s retail sales jumped 2.4% in April, led by clothing retailers, adding to hopes that a technical recession may be avoided in the second quarter. read more
SA stokvels collectively save R44bn annually

SA stokvels collectively save R44bn annually

11/06/2019 - 16:04
A total of R44 billion is collectively saved in 820 000 stokvels in South Africa annually, with more than 11 million South Africans being members of stokvels, according to Nedbank research. read more
Weak economy set to affect pension savings

Weak economy set to affect pension savings

10/06/2019 - 16:06
The 3.2 percent contraction in South Africa’s economy in the first quarter of this year will have a negative impact on retirement fund members, particularly if it becomes entrenched, financial services provider Momentum Corporate said. read more
SA’s weak economic growth will weigh on local banks in 2019, Moody’s says

SA’s weak economic growth will weigh on local banks in 2019, Moody’s says

10/06/2019 - 15:30
SA’s weak economic growth prospects will weigh on the performance of local banks in 2019, but this situation will be manageable, Moody’s Investors Service said. read more
SA import growth to be restrained by weak domestic activity

SA import growth to be restrained by weak domestic activity

07/06/2019 - 08:45
South Africa’s current account deficit deteriorated by R32.3 billion to R142.5bn in the first quarter of 2019 compared with a deficit of R110.2bn in the fourth quarter of 2018.  read more
Trade war’s likely toll on SA

Trade war’s likely toll on SA

06/06/2019 - 11:28
Escalating trade tensions represent the main factor weighing on global growth. But rising global debt, China’s slowdown, and financial market risk threaten to weaken growth further by undermining investment and confidence. read more
There's no truth to importers' threats about 'expensive' chicken

There's no truth to importers' threats about 'expensive' chicken

05/06/2019 - 08:58
Don't rely on the chicken importers for the facts. In a massive public relations exercise to turn opinion against higher import tariffs, they have relied on assertion, misdirection, misinformation, and bluster. Facts are few and far between. read more
SA taxpayers to pay more for greener economy

SA taxpayers to pay more for greener economy

04/06/2019 - 09:16
Climate change and global warming have long been debated, but what is certain is that consumers are going to pay a great deal more in taxes dedicated to creating a friendlier environment.  read more
SA recorded surprise trade deficit in April

SA recorded surprise trade deficit in April

03/06/2019 - 11:03
SA recorded a surprise trade deficit of R3.43bn in April, despite expectations of a slight surplus. read more
Consumer confidence improves a little in the second quarter

Consumer confidence improves a little in the second quarter

29/05/2019 - 14:24
After a sharp drop in the first quarter of 2019, consumer confidence picked up in the second quarter, given a slight boost by post-election optimism. read more
SA consumer confidence recovers, survey shows

SA consumer confidence recovers, survey shows

29/05/2019 - 11:23
Consumer confidence in South Africa recovered in the second quarter after a general election and the stabilization of the power grid, but consumer spending was likely to remain constrained, for now, a survey shows. read more
SA ports at risk of a complete shutdown

SA ports at risk of a complete shutdown

29/05/2019 - 09:46
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) said in a statement that its members at Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) were set to down tools tomorrow in a strike that would “see a total shutdown of the country’s ports”. read more
South Africa’s economy may be nearing the end of its slump: economist

South Africa’s economy may be nearing the end of its slump: economist

29/05/2019 - 09:07
After years of slow grow South Africa may be over the worst and could start seeing growth by 2021/22 according to leading economist Mike Schüssler.  read more
SA Agribusiness records $660m trade surplus in the first quarter

SA Agribusiness records $660m trade surplus in the first quarter

28/05/2019 - 09:22
Data from the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz), which represents commercial farmers and agribusiness enterprises showed that the sector weathered the tough start to the year and recorded a trade surplus of $660 million (R9.53 billion) in the first quarter, up 11 percent from the same period last year.  read more
South Africans are spending less on their weekly shopping trip

South Africans are spending less on their weekly shopping trip

23/05/2019 - 09:44
Tiger Brands, which carries brands including Koo canned foods, All Gold, and Tastic rice, said that revenue from continuing operations fell 2% to R15.4 billion in the interim period. read more
Another recession in 2019 is probable, warns Old Mutual economist

Another recession in 2019 is probable, warns Old Mutual economist

22/05/2019 - 10:21
SA will probably enter another recession given the weak performance in the first quarter of 2019, Old Mutual Investment Group chief economist Johann Els warned. read more
Contraction in economy looms in the first quarter

Contraction in economy looms in the first quarter

17/05/2019 - 09:16
Weak performances in the retail, mining and manufacturing sectors, which bore the brunt of the most severe power cuts the country has experienced yet, indicates that the economy contracted in the first quarter of the year. read more
Retail sector barely budged in March

Retail sector barely budged in March

16/05/2019 - 09:54
Consumers were under pressure in March with a 74c/l hike in the petrol price and slightly higher inflation. 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
SA retailers seek post-election boost as belts tighten

SA retailers seek post-election boost as belts tighten

10/05/2019 - 11:02
Londani Nemaguvhuni’s Sunday trip to the Mall of Africa north of Johannesburg is a finely balanced operation. The 29-year-old has to provide for his young son but also needs to cut costs. read more
How e-tailers can survive the slow economy

How e-tailers can survive the slow economy

10/05/2019 - 10:18
Talk of a looming global recession continues to impact emerging markets. And, as South Africa continues its longest downward cycle in many decades, local business owners are actively looking for ways to shore up ahead of future uncertainty.  read more
Business leaders offer president tips to grow economy post elections

Business leaders offer president tips to grow economy post elections

06/05/2019 - 16:22
South African business leaders are in harmony on what the country needs after this week’s elections. read more
Consumer confidence plummets to lowest since 2017

Consumer confidence plummets to lowest since 2017

24/04/2019 - 11:24
Consumer confidence plummeted in the first quarter of 2019 to levels last seen during the death throes of Jacob Zuma's presidency. read more
Retail sales beat expectations in February

Retail sales beat expectations in February

19/04/2019 - 12:39
SA shoppers spent more than expected in February, with retail sales growing 1.1% year on year, led by expenditure in the textiles, footwear and clothing sector. read more
Chicken prices may spike by up to 32% due to tariff increases, says importers

Chicken prices may spike by up to 32% due to tariff increases, says importers

18/04/2019 - 09:22
Increasing tariffs on imported poultry products could hike chicken prices by up to 32%, says consumer bodies and importers and exporters organisation. read more
Inflation accelerates in March after painful fuel price increase

Inflation accelerates in March after painful fuel price increase

17/04/2019 - 13:29
Another fuel price hike in March led to inflation hitting the midpoint of the Reserve Bank’s 3%-6% target range.  read more
Moody’s expects SA confidence to rise after elections

Moody’s expects SA confidence to rise after elections

17/04/2019 - 09:13
SA is expected to see a surge in confidence following the elections in May, as the current administration under President Cyril Ramaphosa is continuing to gradually move forward with the implementation of its reform agenda, Moody’s Investors Service said. read more
Motorists should brace for another petrol shock

Motorists should brace for another petrol shock

16/04/2019 - 08:20
Unexpectedly strong international fuel prices have raised the likelihood of an unwelcome fuel price hike for petrol users in May.  read more
Manufacturing growth remains tepid in February

Manufacturing growth remains tepid in February

12/04/2019 - 09:24
Manufacturing production grew 0.6% in February after the sector saw subdued growth of 0.3% in January. This was slightly above the Bloomberg consensus of 0.5%.  read more
SA makes its mark in fisheries economy

SA makes its mark in fisheries economy

10/04/2019 - 11:11
South Africa is no longer a spectator country in the business of the ocean and fisheries economy, says Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana. read more
SA is experiencing net equity outflows

SA is experiencing net equity outflows

09/04/2019 - 10:05
The Institute of International Finance (IIF) said that its daily tracker showed South Africa experienced net outflows of non-resident portfolio equity in the first quarter while debt flows recovered only modestly.  read more
No more load-shedding - Eskom's plan

No more load-shedding - Eskom's plan

04/04/2019 - 11:33
Gordhan said Eskom’s goal is to ensure there will be no load-shedding from 3rd April 2019 – but admitted there is a lot of hard work ahead for the company.  read more
Petrol price shock - April will be tough for SA

Petrol price shock - April will be tough for SA

02/04/2019 - 11:09
April will be a difficult month for South Africa with a slew of price hikes expected to take a punishing toll on consumers and the ailing economy. read more
News not all bad for food prices

News not all bad for food prices

01/04/2019 - 14:51
Rising fuel and electricity prices and a weaker rand could feed into higher food inflation, but economists expect the uptick to be relatively moderate. read more
Producer inflation rises slightly faster than expected in February

Producer inflation rises slightly faster than expected in February

29/03/2019 - 10:38
Rising fuel costs pushed producer inflation upwards in February, snapping a two-month streak of moderating pressure on prices. read more
H&M confirms commitment to SA economy with new store openings, several local partnerships

H&M confirms commitment to SA economy with new store openings, several local partnerships

27/03/2019 - 14:47
Despite a subdued outlook for the South African retail sector in 2019, global fashion retailer H&M has firmly underlined its ongoing commitment to the local retail market with the announcement of two store openings scheduled in upcoming weeks, this along with several local partnerships placing strong emphasis on the brand’s ongoing sustainability work.  read more
2019 Wine grape harvest may be smaller

2019 Wine grape harvest may be smaller

27/03/2019 - 10:20
With close to two-thirds of this season’s wine grape harvest already in cellars, the most recent estimate indicates that the harvest may be somewhat smaller than the previous year.  read more
Agriculture's important contribution to SA economy

Agriculture's important contribution to SA economy

26/03/2019 - 10:17
The South African agricultural industry might be seen by some as simply another role player in the economy, but our farmers cannot be thanked enough for the absolutely necessary work they are doing. read more
 Load shedding threatens jobs, economic recovery, says consumer body

Load shedding threatens jobs, economic recovery, says consumer body

22/03/2019 - 13:31
Load shedding, which has been escalated to Stage 4, is posing a significant risk to economic recovery, the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa said in a statement, as rotational blackouts continued to grip the country. read more
Retail sales recover in January after dismal December figures

Retail sales recover in January after dismal December figures

22/03/2019 - 09:23
Retail spending showed signs of recovery in January, growing 1.2% on an annualised basis, slightly faster than analysts had expected. read more
SA beef export market reopens to the Middle East

SA beef export market reopens to the Middle East

22/03/2019 - 08:23
The recently held Gulfood Trade Show 2019, which took place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, saw the reopening of beef trade between South Africa and the Middle East. read more
Business counts cost as Eskom battles power shortages

Business counts cost as Eskom battles power shortages

20/03/2019 - 09:14
State utility Eskom will make more power cuts this week as it struggles with capacity shortages that threaten to stymie President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to boost investments and economic growth. read more
SA meat price inflation to remain subdued due to foot-and-mouth outbreak

SA meat price inflation to remain subdued due to foot-and-mouth outbreak

19/03/2019 - 11:27
SA’s meat price inflation could remain subdued in 2019 as a ban in exports could increase local supplies, according to the Agriculture Business Chamber (Agbiz), an organisation that represents commercial farmers and agribusiness. read more
Manufacturing growth far lower than expected

Manufacturing growth far lower than expected

14/03/2019 - 15:46
The manufacturing sector saw tepid growth at the start of 2019. read more