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Regional industrial development to enhance Africa's economy

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, has told parliamentarians that manufacturing in South Africa remains seriously affected by the economic crises. ... Full story

Economic transaction index slows in February

The BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index slowed to a 3.8% year-on-year increase in February from a 4.1% rise in January. ... Full story

Business confidence up in February

Business confidence recovered marginally in February rising to 99.5 index points, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Wednesday. ... Full story

South Africa differs with Moody’s downgrade

South Africa disagrees with rating agency Moody’s downgrade of South African financial institutions, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. ... Full story

The State of the Nation: Stimulating for property and power costs for business

President Zuma vows to boost skills and jobs with a massive infrastructure development drive involving road, rail and water projects aimed at increasing mining, and expanding transport and logistics networks. ... Full story

Outlook for SA economy is subdued

Forecasts for the economy's performance this year range from pessimistic to moderately optimistic as global economic uncertainty remains this year's big risk factor ... Full story

SA's treasury piles R189bn

The R30 billion increase in the South African government's cash balance in December 2011 to a record R189.4 billion underlines the healthy state of the Treasury's balance sheet in contrast to the poor state of most developed countries Treasuries. ... Full story

SA gov't pays R66m to land claimants

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is to kick-start the year with R66 million worth of payouts to cover land claims ... Full story

Business unusual as climate pressure mounts

President Jacob Zuma says new ways of producing goods -- which will reduce both the economy's use of energy and emissions from energy production -- have to be found. ... Full story

GDP likely to show slight growth

Economists are expecting a slight improvement in South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) figures expected to be released on Tuesday. ... Full story

Bank holds rates steady with an eye on inflation

Reserve Bank dwells more on the risks to the inflation outlook than the threat slower global growth posed to SA’s economy. ... Full story

SARB to keep rates unchanged

The SA Reserve Bank will keep rates unchanged in 2012, Investment Solutions economist Chris Hart said on Tuesday. ... Full story

Credit growth disappoints in September

Growth in private sector credit extension eased to 5.47% year on year in September from 6.06% y/y in August according to data released by the SA Reserve Bank on Monday. ... Full story

Electricity prices could stunt SA growth

High electricity pricing could stunt South African economic growth and impact on its competitiveness, credit insurance group Coface said on Monday. ... Full story

Experts ask if the 'green economy' is oversold

Government officials and environmental experts went on the defensive at a panel discussion on Tuesday when asked if the potential for "green economy" in South Africa had been oversold. ... Full story

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