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SA's December retail sales disappointArticle

South Africa's retail trade sales dropped by 0,4% year-on-year in December 2019, according to Statistics South Africa.

13 Feb 2020

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Minister welcomes plans to survey SA travel patternsArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula looks forward to the National Household Travel Survey that will be undertaken by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on behalf of the Department of Transport...

31 Jan 2020

Black Friday lifts November 2019 retail sales
Black Friday lifts November 2019 retail salesArticle

According to Statistics South Africa, retail trade sales for November 2019 increased by 2,6% year-on-year, growing the most in seven months and boosted by Black Friday promotions...

16 Jan 2020

Anthea Jeffery, head, policy research, IRR
Mining could spearhead a new empowerment strategy for real changeArticle

Few policy changes could be more vital to the 'new dawn' President Cyril Ramaphosa promised than finding an effective, inclusive, and non-racial formula for promoting economic growth, generating jobs, and truly empowering the disadvantaged...

Anthea Jeffery 10 Jan 2020

FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index 7 points up in 4Q2019
FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index 7 points up in 4Q2019Article

For the first time since 2Q2017, the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index has risen above 20 points, with 22 points in 4Q2019, 7 points higher than in 3Q2019...

10 Dec 2019

Brett Hendricks, CEO, Thebe Tourism Group
Fly the flag with domestic tourismArticle

We owe the Springboks a great debt of gratitude. The team's Rugby World Cup victory proved to be a much-needed pick-me-up in the wake of doom and gloom over the past year...

Brett Hendricks 28 Nov 2019

South Africans stick to icon brands in an increasingly complex consumer landscape
South Africans stick to icon brands in an increasingly complex consumer landscapeArticle

The relationship between consumers and brands have never been more complex. We have never had more data available, yet we see a decline in both customer experience and brand commitment...

Sarina de Beer, Issued by Ask Afrika 12 Nov 2019

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SA hospitality counters unemployment crisis with targeted skills trainingArticle

Solving South Africa's unemployment crisis isn't just about creating more jobs. It is equally about ensuring working-age South Africans have the right skills that make them relevant to employers. Private sector companies have taken this task on as part of their responsibility...

6 Nov 2019

Unemployment rises to 29.1% in third quarter
Unemployment rises to 29.1% in third quarterArticle

South Africa's unemployment rate has gone up by 0.1% to reach 29.1% in the third quarter of 2019, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Tuesday...

30 Oct 2019

How to bridge the financial gap for a good education
How to bridge the financial gap for a good educationArticle

91% of 1845 recently polled South Africans considered education key to their future success. 77% believed a qualification made people more employable. 92% believed their children would need more than one qualification to ensure gainful employment. These findings emerged from a recent survey commissioned by Goal Manager _Education.pdf Sanlam and executed by Ova to You...

16 Oct 2019

Land reform a possible game changer in the tourism sector
Land reform a possible game changer in the tourism sectorArticle

Successful implementation of the land reform programme has the potential to accelerate the growth of the tourism sector by deflating simmering fears of wanton land grabs...

Peter Setou 4 Oct 2019

Formal non-agricultural sector employed 2000 less during second quarter
Formal non-agricultural sector employed 2000 less during second quarterArticle

South Africa's formal non-agricultural sector employed about 10 million people between March and June 2019, the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) has revealed...

27 Sep 2019

IIE Rosebank College opens a new blended learning campus in Port Elizabeth
IIE Rosebank College opens a new blended learning campus in Port ElizabethArticle

IIE Rosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), will open its first campus in the Eastern Cape, extending the brand's footprint to six of the nine provinces in South Africa...

Issued by Rosebank College 20 Sep 2019

Draft your will for free during National Wills Week
Draft your will for free during National Wills WeekArticle

Members of the public have been urged to take advantage of the opportunity to have their wills drafted for free during National Wills Week...

17 Sep 2019

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Crop planting drive to improve KZN food securityArticle

In an effort to create vibrant agricultural communities and improve food security, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government will this week launch a multimillion-rand Crops Planting Programme in Mkhanyakude District Municipality...

11 Sep 2019

Women-led businesses key to unemployment alleviation in SA - Sandwich Baron CEO
Women-led businesses key to unemployment alleviation in SA - Sandwich Baron CEOArticle

Sandwich Baron CEO and founder Sally J'Arlette-Joy believes that women-led businesses are the key to alleviating South Africa's growing unemployment rate...

20 Aug 2019

How The Appliance Bank is helping support the unemployed through entrepreneurship
How The Appliance Bank is helping support the unemployed through entrepreneurshipArticle

In partnership with household appliance companies and retailers, The Appliance Bank (TAB) is helping provide income-generating opportunities for SA's unemployed men...

15 Aug 2019

June retail trade sales lift by 2.4% - Stats SA
June retail trade sales lift by 2.4% - Stats SAArticle

Measured in real terms, retail trade sales increased by 2,4% year-on-year in June 2019...

14 Aug 2019

Stats SA visits Enterprises UP
Stats SA visits Enterprises UPArticle

Enterprises University of Pretoria hosted a delegation from Statistics South Africa to explore possible areas of shared interest and to collaborate on ideas for the future...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 13 Aug 2019

Research shows companies with pro-disability policies can outperform those without
Research shows companies with pro-disability policies can outperform those withoutArticle

Businesses not only have a legal and moral obligation to hire people living with disabilities, but they also stand to benefit financially from tax breaks and government incentives...

6 Aug 2019

President to receive Job Summit report
President to receive Job Summit reportArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to receive a report by the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) on progress made in the implementation of the Framework Agreement adopted by the 2018 Presidential Jobs Summit...

1 Aug 2019

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Agricultural sector creates jobs despite unemployment rate risingArticle

The latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey results released by Statistics South Africa shows that the official unemployment rate in South Africa jumped to 29% in the second quarter of the year, an increase of 1.4 percentage points from the rate of 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019...

Tebogo Mashabela 31 Jul 2019

Unemployment rate rises
Unemployment rate risesArticle

South Africa's unemployment rate has risen to 29% during the second quarter of 2019, according to figures released by Statistician General Risenga Maluleke...

30 Jul 2019

#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for July 2019
#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for July 2019Article

The STR and ACSA data for the first six months of 2019 shows positive trends...

Martin Jansen van Vuuren 25 Jul 2019

Integral considerations for the water sector towards sustainable rural development
Integral considerations for the water sector towards sustainable rural developmentArticle

According to the latest data from Statistics South Africa, the majority of poor South Africans live in rural areas, and still have limited access to basic services and amenities such as clean and safe water, affordable and clean energy, and balanced and nutritious diets...

Dhesigen Naidoo 15 Jul 2019

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Two new deputy governors appointed to Reserve BankArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Fundi Tshazibana and Dr Rashad Cassim as deputy governors of the Reserve Bank...

11 Jul 2019

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SA eyes air transport link to IndiaArticle

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says South Africa will look at creating an air transport link to India in a push to claim a bigger share of tourist arrivals from that region...

11 Jul 2019

South African retail supply shows steady growth
South African retail supply shows steady growthArticle

Despite concerns of over-supply in certain locations, the retail market has shown steady growth with the number of shopping centres increasing from 1959 in mid-2017 to over 2000 at present...

5 Jul 2019

Smallholder crop farming is on the decline in South Africa. Why it matters
Smallholder crop farming is on the decline in South Africa. Why it mattersArticle

The abandonment of crop farming fields isn't new. But some researchers say it's accelerated in the last two decades...

Charlie Shackleton 4 Jul 2019

#SONA2019: Voasa encouraged by tone set for vacation industry
#SONA2019: Voasa encouraged by tone set for vacation industryArticle

"The shared vacation ownership and timeshare industry is a significant contributor to the health, performance and diversity of South Africa's tourism mix and ecosystem as it enables local and international holidaymakers to take regular vacations in our country while boosting our economy."

1 Jul 2019

Jobs increase recorded in non-agricultural business sector
Jobs increase recorded in non-agricultural business sectorArticle

Jobs in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased by 22,000 in the first quarter of 2019, results of the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) have revealed...

26 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: What can we really celebrate this Youth Month?
#YouthMonth: What can we really celebrate this Youth Month?Article

South African youth, aged between 15 and 24, are the most vulnerable in our labour market with the unemployment rate among this age group representing 55.2% of the population, according StatsSA. With June being a significant month to celebrate the youth, many may be wondering: what is there to celebrate, really?

Dr Sydwell Shikweni 24 Jun 2019

#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for June 2019
#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for June 2019Article

This is a monthly series of articles to provide market intelligence on the tourism industry in South Africa...

Martin Jansen van Vuuren 24 Jun 2019

Maarten Ackerman
GDP horror showArticle

Unfortunately, it seems that in terms of economic data, South Africa's 2019 film has begun in much the same vein as 2018...

Maarten Ackerman 10 Jun 2019

Progressing towards gender equality in the construction industry
Progressing towards gender equality in the construction industryArticle

Women empowerment has been a widely promoted topic globally, particularly in traditionally male-dominated industries like construction...

Issued by GetSmarter 29 May 2019

#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for May 2019
#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for May 2019Article

This is a monthly series of articles to provide market intelligence on the tourism industry in South Africa...

Martin Jansen van Vuuren 22 May 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Government at work to address economic growthArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured potential investors that South Africa is pulling out all the stops to ensure that the country comes out of the economic slump and moves into top gear as far as the economy is concerned...

15 May 2019

Knowledge and emotion are central to the service industry
Knowledge and emotion are central to the service industryArticle

The services industry forms an important part of South Africa's economy and it provides many jobs. Service excellence is a core element of brand reputation and is rooted in customer satisfaction, which can only be achieved if a company truly understands its customers and their expectations.

Issued by Ask Afrika 15 May 2019

Unemployment increases in first quarter of 2019
Unemployment increases in first quarter of 2019Article

South Africa's unemployment rate increased by 0.5% point to 27.6% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018...

14 May 2019

Why investing in residential estates provides good long-term value
Why investing in residential estates provides good long-term valueArticle

According to Clifford Oosthuizen, MD for Westbrook, and Christo Slabbert, sales associate at RE/MAX, despite housing markets around the world experiencing a slowdown in prices thanks to challenging economic conditions and political uncertainty, there is still potential and value in investing in property in South Africa...

9 May 2019

The true cost of downtime in the mining sector
The true cost of downtime in the mining sectorArticle

The South African mining industry has performed poorly over the past decade, with its contribution to the national GDP having halved since 1994...

7 May 2019

4 key considerations of organisational change for the NextGen workforce
4 key considerations of organisational change for the NextGen workforceArticle

The South African workforce is growing. The number of public university graduates continues to climb, with Statistics South Africa reporting that 203,078 South Africans graduated in 2016, up from 165,995 in 2012. And with this year's graduation ceremony season just passed, a fresh crop of young professionals is hungry to make their mark in the workplace.

Reneshan Moodley 3 May 2019

SA's lower food price inflation story could soon be over
SA's lower food price inflation story could soon be overArticle

South Africa's food price inflation numbers continue to surprise us. The figures recently released by Statistics South Africa show that food price inflation remained unchanged in March 2019 at 2.3% for the third consecutive month...

Wandile Sihlobo 18 Apr 2019

Epoq Legal launches free legal document drafting tool for NPOs
Epoq Legal launches free legal document drafting tool for NPOsArticle

Epoq Legal SA has launched a real-time, online legal document drafting tool called JusDraft, designed for South African non-profit organisations...

18 Apr 2019

#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for April 2019
#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for April 2019Article

Welcome to the #BizTourismReport for South Africa compiled by Martin Jansen van Vuuren, co-founder and director of Futureneer Advisors. This will be the first in a monthly series of articles to provide market intelligence on the tourism industry in South Africa...

Martin Jansen van Vuuren 15 Apr 2019

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Social media: Promising arena for public debateArticle

Government communicators need to realise that traditional communication is obsolete in this digital cultural age...

Rirhandzu Shengwenyana 5 Apr 2019

Building hope through horizontal philanthropy
Building hope through horizontal philanthropyArticle

Traditional 'vertical' philanthropy ? giving by individuals and through foundations, government and organisations ? can have a transformative impact on society. Much can also be achieved through 'horizontal' philanthropy, which allows communities to empower themselves...

Nazeema Mohamed and Beulah Fredericks 5 Apr 2019

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