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    Minister of Energy


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    Minister of Internal Affairs


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    Minister of Justice


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    Minister of Infrastructure


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  • Zambia out to arrest corruption

    Minister of Sports


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  • Chandimal Left Out of SA Tour; Karunaratne Appointed Sri Lanka ...

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    Chairman National Bank


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    Permanent Representative to the UN


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    Investment

  • [MUST READ] President Ramaphosa's 2019 Sona
  • SA to benefit from $10bn investment in African tech sector
  • Foreign direct investment in SA rocketed by 446% in 2018 - these ...
  • SA should celebrate its entrepreneurs and treat them like heroes
  • 5 investment dos and don'ts for young entrepreneurs
  • SA's role as an economic gateway to Africa
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    Demographics

  • State of the Nation: Jobs, Votes and Growth may Confound ...
  • Ramaphosa's 2019 SONA speech: Fact checked
  • Switzerland's prison population swells 50% in less than 30 years
  • Understand water issues and challenges (IV)
  • South African internet users spend much more time online than ...
  • Ratio of family doctors to patients in Alberta spikes 20% over 4 years
  • Kathu Solar Park achieves commercial operation
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    Export/Import

  • Ramaphosa announces 5 urgent tasks for government
  • Wandile Sihlobo: Wine is looking (surprisingly) fine
  • South Africa 2018 thermal coal exports down 1.5% on year, growth ...
  • Demand for South Africa coal exports declining
  • These are South Africa's top 5 vehicle exports
  • South Africa records export value growth but sliding volumes
  • Ramaphosa announces 5 urgent tasks for government
  • Wandile Sihlobo: Wine is looking (surprisingly) fine
  • South Africa 2018 thermal coal exports down 1.5% on year, growth ...
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    Public Spending

  • #Budget 2019: No major tax hikes expected in election year
  • OPINION: A minimum cigarette price won't solve SA's illicit trade ...
  • Eskom to be restructured, May 8 poll date set and NPA boss gets a ...
  • Nigeria's non-oil revenues down 17% in Q4 2018
  • South Africa Car Rental and Leasing Market is Expected to Grow at ...
  • The impact of carbon regulation on the mining industry
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    Public Debt

  • Foreign Holdings of South Africa Debt Lowest in Almost Two Years
  • South Africa's rand to shed half its 2019 gains in a year: Reuters poll
  • SONA: What South Africa needs Ramaphosa to say about Eskom
  • China's loans to South Africa (IV)
  • Mazars wish-list to Mboweni: Drop the corporate tax rate
  • 4 ways South Africans are richer than you think
  • ANALYSIS: Deeply indebted consumers continue facing hard times ...
  • World Bank: Eskom Too Big To Fail
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-12-07ZAForeign Exchange Reserves NOV$50.166B$ 50.1B01
    2018-12-06ZACurrent Account Q3ZAR-163.8BZAR -180B01
    2018-12-06ZASACCI Business Confidence NOV95.89701
    2018-12-05ZAStandard Bank PMI NOV46.947.501
    2018-12-04ZAGDP Growth Rate QoQ Q3-0.70%0.50%01
    2018-12-04ZAGDP Growth Rate YoY Q30.40%0.60%01
    2018-12-03ZAABSA Manufacturing PMI NOV49.542.44300
    2018-12-03ZATotal New Vehicle Sales NOV47.49K51.86K ?53K00
    2018-11-30ZABalance of Trade OCTZAR-5.55BZAR-3.83B ?ZAR -2.6B00
    2018-11-29ZAM3 Money Supply YoY OCT5.99%7%7.30%00