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Aug 01, 2013
The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) remained above the key 50-point mark for the fourth consecutive month in July when it increased marginally by 0.6 points to 52.2, but challenging market conditions persisted. Kagiso Asset Management head...
Jul 26, 2013
South Africa’s aquaculture industry, though still in its infancy, has been identified by government as a key priority sector because of its potential to supplement dwindling wild-caught fish stocks with cultured fish products.
Jul 23, 2013
Private equity deals are an important and efficient force for driving black economic empowerment (BEE) in South Africa, the South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (Savca) has said. It noted that this was reflected in the large share of...
Jul 11, 2013
The Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) manufacturing data released on Thursday revealed the fragility of the industry, said Manufacturing Circle executive director Coenraad Bezuidenhout. Manufacturing production growth slowed to 2.2% during May, from 7.1% growth in...
Jul 10, 2013
While debt capital markets would not reach the record high of R121.69-billion achieved in 2012, the still buoyant local market was forecast to issue R116-billion in bonds this year. This was revised upwards from an initial forecast of R104.5-billion, as...
Jul 09, 2013
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised South Africa’s forecast growth for this year down to 2% in its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), marking a fall of 0.8% from the fund’s April forecast. Projections for the country’s economic growth in 2014 was also...
Jun 14, 2013
Hosted by JSE-listed cement major PPC, industry stakeholders and members of the media came together last month to recognise Africa Day 2013 and to discuss infrastructure development on the continent. This year’s Africa Day, an annual celebration commemorating the...
Jun 14, 2013
The supply chain skills gap has increased significantly and is negatively impacting on the competitiveness of the South African economy, says University of Johannesburg researchers Rose Luke and Gert Heyns in the 2012 Supply Chain Skills Gap Survey.
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May 23, 2013
South Africa's provinces have spent R28.4-billion, or 92.2%, of their R30.8-billion capital budgets in the 2012/13 financial year – an increase of 9.1% on the previous financial year, the National Treasury reported on Thursday. The lowest rate of capital expenditure...
May 17, 2013
Standard Bank Group (SBG) has recently released its 2012 ‘Sustainability Report’ and says its sustainability programmes are mutually reinforcing and have served the company well.
May 17, 2013
Outsourcing and shared service use in South Africa are mainly driven by companies seeking to reduce operational costs and support growth strategies for expansion into Africa, says KPMG shared services and outsourcing associate director Fritz Dannhauser. The KPMG...
May 15, 2013
Trade conditions in South Africa improved faster than expected in April, in part owing to the Easter long weekend having shifted to March this year, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) reported on Wednesday. It added that growth in new vehicle...
May 07, 2013
The Department of Basic Education has allotted R6.63-billion of its R17.59-billion budget for the 2013/14 financial year to develop and improve school infrastructure. The funds would be transferred to the provincial education departments through the Education...
May 07, 2013
A new survey by assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services company Ernst & Young (E&Y) has found that an alarming number of management and employees are turning a blind eye to the risks of inaccurate or manipulated financial reports and unethical behaviour as...
May 07, 2013
South Africa could do better with a youth wage subsidy than without, statistician general Pali Lehohla said on Monday. "There is a problem of skills, a problem of experience, and a problem of getting into a system," Lehohla said in Johannesburg.
May 06, 2013
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An updated report by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG has found that foreign direct investment (FDI) into Africa would continue to increase and what was seen currently was only the “tip of the proverbial iceberg”. Africa would continue to be one of the largest FDI...
May 06, 2013
South Africa has been at the forefront of growth in intra-African trade and broader emerging market investment during 2012, with intra-African investment showing a 33% compound growth rate, advisory firm Ernst & Young’s latest Africa Attractiveness Survey has shown....
May 06, 2013
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South Africa’s unemployment rate has risen from 24.9% in the last quarter of 2012 to 25.2% in the first quarter of this year, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported in its latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey on Monday. This translated into an increase of 100...
 
 
 
 
May 03, 2013
The Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) said on Friday that its departments had spent R74.7-billion, or 99%, of their budget for the 2012/13 financial year. This reflected an improvement on spending from the year before to meet the service delivery needs of South...
May 02, 2013
The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) increased in April after a slight decline in March, according to figures released on Thursday. The improvement to 50.5 points in April, from 49.3 in March, was largely driven by improvements in new sales...
Apr 30, 2013
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A new Pulse of the People survey undertaken by research firm Ipsos has found that 38% – less than four in every ten – of adult South Africans is employed. The survey, released on Tuesday, found that 28% of the working age population were employed full-time and 10%...
Apr 26, 2013
A study by security company Check Point of 900 companies in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia Pacific, including 35 companies in South Africa, found that 63% of the companies were infected with hazardous bots. “Many of the most serious threats remained...
Apr 25, 2013
More than nine-million international tourists visited South Africa last year – an increase of 10.2% compared with 2011. South Africa’s tourist growth rate in 2012 was more than double the average global tourist growth rate of about 4%, as estimated by the United...
Apr 23, 2013
Advisory firm Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) 2013 shows that nearly 80% of South African business executives plan to finance organisational growth over the next three years through retained earnings. The firm indicated this highlighted a...
Apr 17, 2013
Despite a decline in the number of fraud cases reported in Africa, the value of the reported cases more than doubled during the transition from the first to the second half of 2012, audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG’s third Africa Fraud Barometer has revealed. The...
Apr 16, 2013
The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) report forecasts a growth rate of 2.8%for South Africa during 2013, rising slightly to only 3.3% in 2014, owing to sluggish mining production and weakened demand from the eurozone, which...
Apr 09, 2013
New analysis of a business plan for the establishment of an industrial development zone (IDZ) at Saldanha Bay has found that such an industrial zone would create jobs, have significant economic impact and prove economically robust. The project was expected to create...
Apr 05, 2013
An open-access development data platform for 20 African countries has been launched, which enables users to extract and view developmental data from international and national sources, says development finance institution the African Development Bank (AfDB). “The...
 
 
 
 
Apr 04, 2013
A preliminary report by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has revealed that the volume of electricity consumption in South Africa decreased by 6.9% year-on-year to 17 493 GWh in February, while the seasonally adjusted electricity consumption decreased by 1.6%...
Apr 03, 2013
Business confidence in the first quarter of 2013 rose by six points, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) reported on Wednesday. They said the RMB/BER Business Confidence Index increased to 52 in the first quarter of 2013 -- a level...
Apr 03, 2013
While the majority of South African businesspeople surveyed in advisory firm Grant Thornton’s latest International Business Report (IBR) have indicated that they would not relocate their headquarters to another country for any level of reduction in the corporate tax...
Mar 20, 2013
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Despite a marginal uptick in the theft of copper in South Africa from R11.1-million worth of the element in January to R11.2-million in February, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) believed the downward momentum seen in 2012 should continue...
Mar 12, 2013
The number of government institutions receiving clean financial audits has decreased, according to the 2011/12 report released by Auditor General Terence Nombembe on Tuesday. Only 117 of the 536 government institutions (22%) evaluated across South Africa achieved...
Mar 07, 2013
Of all emerging higher-growth economies, Africa was expected to provide the “most consistent and robust rates” of growth over the next 10 to 15 years, assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services company Ernst & Young said on Thursday. The group indicated that...
Mar 07, 2013
Business confidence remained under pressure in February, with the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) Business Confidence Index (BCI) declining to 93 points, down one point on the 94 recorded in January. The business climate fundamentals...
Mar 05, 2013
Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Tuesday reported moderate year-on-year producer price index (PPI) rises across agriculture, mining, electricity, water and manufacturing during January. The organisation, which published the first revamped PPI series examining...
Mar 01, 2013
The South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) and the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) are analysing the potential impact of the changes made to both the producer price index (PPI) and consumer price index...
Mar 01, 2013
The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) increased for the second consecutive month in February, rising to 53.6 – above the key 50-point mark for the first time since August 2012. Kagiso Asset Management research head Abdul Davids pointed out...
 
 
 
 
Feb 26, 2013
South Africa’s automotive dealers remained optimistic about new vehicle sales in the year ahead, despite expectations that growth in the new vehicle market would moderate in 2013, vehicle financier WesBank’s latest Vehicle sales Confidence Indicator (WVsCI) for the...
Feb 22, 2013
There is a direct correlation between the mobility of people, specifically their ability to move freely and seek opportunities, as well as their connectivity to communications and information sharing, and their socioeconomic wellness, a study commissioned by...
Feb 13, 2013
South Africa has maintained its position as the leading emerging economy on the African continent, ahead of Nigeria in terms of potential investment destinations, a report by global business and audit advisory firm Grant Thornton has confirmed. The report, entitled...
Feb 07, 2013
Yearly growth in South Africa’s manufacturing production fell to 2% in December 2012 from 3.7% in the previous month and was below market expectations of 2.9%. Although subdued, seven of the ten manufacturing divisions, including the petroleum, chemical products,...
Feb 07, 2013
Business confidence in South Africa remained strained, as the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) Business Confidence Index (BCI) improved only marginally from 93 points in December 2012 to 94 points in January 2013. The latest BCI, released on...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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