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Zuma delivers State of the Nation Address highlighting progress in Infrastructure

President Jacob Zuma began this year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament by reporting on the progress made by his administration - highlighting major milestones on key infrastructure projects crucial to the country’s New Growth Path strategy. ... Full story

South Africa’s Interest rate remains untouched at 5%

South Africa's Central Bank Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Thursday decided to keep the repo rate at 5%, citing concerns about the weak rand, rising inflation and labour conflicts. ... Full story

Consumer inflation (CPI) rises to 5.7% in December

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to 5.7% in December, up from 5.6% in November, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Wednesday. ... Full story

S.Africa Govt responds to Fitch downgrade rating

The rand slid against the US dollar before noon on Friday after Fitch Ratings lowered South Africa’s credit rating to the second- lowest investment grade due to slowing economic growth, a widening budget deficit and rising unemployment. ... Full story

Business confidence edges up on lower rates

Business confidence in South Africa ticked up in December as the South African economy began showing signs of recovery, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Wednesday. ... Full story

SA Producer Price Index (PPI) remains at 5.2% in November

South Africa’s Producer Price Inflation (PPI) remained unchanged in November at 5.2% year-on-year, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Thursday. ... Full story

Trade activity improves in November

Trade activity improved in November, suggesting stronger retail activity the festive season, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Tuesday. ... Full story

S.Africa's business confidence declines slightly in November

Business confidence declined marginally in November due to an unfavourable domestic and world economic climate, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Thursday. ... Full story

SA third-quarter real growth domestic expenditure slowed to 3%

Consistent with the slower growth in domestic production, real gross domestic expenditure lost some momentum in the third quarter of 2012, said the Reserve Bank on Thursday. ... Full story

SA third-quarter growth slowed to 1.2%

South Africa's real gross domestic product (GDP) slowed to 1.2% in the third quarter, the lowest since the second quarter of 2009, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday. ... Full story

Third-quarter GDP expected to come in lower than 2%

The Gross Domestic Product for the third quarter is expected to come in lower than the growth seen in the second quarter, largely due to recent industrial action in the mining sector. ... Full story

Consumer Price Index (CPI) rises to 5.6% in October

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in October rose to 5.6% year-on-year, Statistics South Africa said. ... Full story

Beyond the point of no return

The European crisis isn’t some distant thing passing us by. Our senior policymakers continue to consider it with great suspicion, fearful of a sudden turn for the worse, with the resulting financial market turbulence and the region shifting much deeper into recession reverberating also loudly in our markets and economy (Rand, inflation, growth, jobs, interest rates, stock and bond markets). ... Full story

Retail trade sales slow in September

Retail trade sales slowed to 4.3% year-on-year in September, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Wednesday. ... Full story

October trade conditions escape adverse economic conditions

Trade conditions in October escaped adverse economic conditions that were affected by labour action and downgrades from rating agencies, the Trade Conditions Survey found. ... Full story

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