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  • Europe looks to Asia, Africa to diversify scrap exports
  • WATCH: Transnet terminals break monthly export records
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    Minister of Agriculture


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    Minister of Energy


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  • Mantashe at Windaba 2019: South Africans pay too much for electricity
  • Southern Africa 'poised to become global wind powerhouse'

    Minister of Finance


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  • Most investors believe SA won't be 'junked'
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    Minister of Foreign Affairs


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    Minister of Internal Affairs


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    Minister of Justice


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    Minister of Health


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  • South Africa's NHI pilot projects were not a failure: health minister

    Minister of Infrastructure


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    Minister of Sports


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    Director of State Security Service


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    Chairman National Bank


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  • IPOB kicks against attack on supporters in South Africa

    Permanent Representative to the UN


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    Presidents Chief of Staff


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    Chairman of Supreme Court


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    Opposition


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  • 'Deliberate and mischievous' - DA decries IRR's hostile stance
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    Economic News and Data


    GDP

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  • Moody's cuts South Africa's 2019 GDP growth forecast to 0.7%
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  • South African GDP growth expected to slow
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    Investment

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    Demographics

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    Export/Import

  • WATCH: Transnet terminals break monthly export records
  • Ramaphosa to strengthen trade agreements with rest of Africa
  • South Africa on track for record vehicle exports
  • Car exports are racing to a record in South Africa
  • The winners and losers of Africa's new trade zone
  • South African Special Economic Zones : History of Limited Successes
  • Europe looks to Asia, Africa to diversify scrap exports
  • WATCH: Transnet terminals break monthly export records
  • Ramaphosa to strengthen trade agreements with rest of Africa
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    Public Spending

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    Public Debt

  • Ethiopian Will Weigh Stake in South Africa's Debt-Ridden Airline
  • South Africa's debt-to-GDP could reach 95% by 2024: analysts
  • South Africa's debt could reach 95% of GDP by 2024 (IIF)
  • South Africa Debt 95% of GDP in IIF Worst-Case Scenario
  • South Africa Heading for Junk Downgrade, Rating Forecaster Says
  • South Africa: Debt - Can You Be Charged More in Interest Than ...
  • Investors ditch South African bonds as Moody's junk threat looms
  • South Africa's Risk Premium Limits Room for Rate Cuts, SARB Says
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    Recent Econ Stats

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    2019-10-07South Africa Foreign Exchange Reserves SEP
    2019-10-03South Africa Standard Bank PMI SEP
    2019-10-01South Africa ABSA Manufacturing PMI SEP
    2019-10-01South Africa Total New Vehicle Sales SEP
    2019-09-30South Africa M3 Money Supply YoY AUG
    2019-09-30South Africa Private Sector Credit YoY AUG
    2019-09-27South Africa Balance of Trade AUG
    2019-09-26South Africa PPI MoM AUG
    2019-09-26South Africa PPI YoY AUG
    2019-09-19South Africa Building Permits YoY JUL
    2019-09-19South Africa Interest Rate Decision
    2019-09-19South Africa Prime Overdraft Rate
    2019-09-18South Africa Inflation Rate YoY AUG
    2019-09-18South Africa Core Inflation Rate YoY AUG
    2019-09-18South Africa Inflation Rate MoM AUG
    2019-09-18South Africa Retail Sales YoY JUL
    2019-09-18South Africa Retail Sales MoM JUL
    2019-09-12South Africa Mining Production YoY JUL
    2019-09-12South Africa Mining Production MoM JUL
    2019-09-12South Africa Gold Production YoY JUL
    2019-09-11South Africa SACCI Business Confidence AUG
    2019-09-11South Africa Business Confidence Q3
    2019-09-10South Africa Manufacturing Production MoM JUL
    2019-09-10South Africa Manufacturing Production YoY JUL
    2019-08-30South Africa M3 Money Supply YoY JUL
    2019-08-30South Africa Private Sector Credit YoY JUL
    2019-08-30South Africa Balance of Trade JUL
    2019-08-29South Africa PPI YoY JUL
    2019-08-29South Africa PPI MoM JUL
    2019-08-21South Africa Inflation Rate YoY JUL
    2019-08-21South Africa Inflation Rate MoM JUL
    2019-08-21South Africa Core Inflation Rate YoY JUL
    2019-08-14South Africa Retail Sales YoY JUN
    2019-08-14South Africa Retail Sales MoM JUN
    2019-08-08South Africa SACCI Business Confidence JUL
    2019-08-08South Africa Mining Production MoM JUN
    2019-08-08South Africa Mining Production YoY JUN
    2019-08-08South Africa Gold Production YoY JUN
    2019-08-08South Africa Manufacturing Production YoY JUN
    2019-08-08South Africa Manufacturing Production MoM JUN
    2019-08-07South Africa Foreign Exchange Reserves JUL
    2019-08-05South Africa Standard Bank PMI JUL
    2019-08-01South Africa ABSA Manufacturing PMI JUL
    2019-08-01South Africa Total New Vehicle Sales JUL
    2019-07-31South Africa Balance of Trade JUN
    2019-07-30South Africa Unemployment Rate Q2
    2019-07-30South Africa Unemployed Persons Q2
    2019-07-29South Africa Private Sector Credit YoY JUN
    2019-07-29South Africa M3 Money Supply YoY JUN
    2019-07-25South Africa PPI MoM JUN
    2019-07-25South Africa PPI YoY JUN
    2019-07-24South Africa Inflation Rate YoY JUN
    2019-07-24South Africa Core Inflation Rate YoY JUN
    2019-07-24South Africa Inflation Rate MoM JUN
    2019-07-18South Africa Interest Rate Decision
    2019-07-18South Africa Prime Overdraft Rate
    2019-07-17South Africa Retail Sales YoY MAY
    2019-07-17South Africa Retail Sales MoM MAY
    2019-07-01South Africa Total New Vehicle Sales JUN
    2019-06-27South Africa PPI MoM MAY
    2019-06-27South Africa PPI YoY MAY
    2019-06-13South Africa Gold Production YoY APR
    2019-06-13South Africa Mining Production MoM APR
    2019-06-13South Africa Mining Production YoY APR
    2019-06-13South Africa Business Confidence Q2
    2019-06-11South Africa Manufacturing Production YoY APR
    2019-06-11South Africa Manufacturing Production MoM APR
    2018-12-07South Africa Foreign Exchange Reserves NOV
    2018-12-06South Africa Current Account Q3
    2018-12-06South Africa SACCI Business Confidence NOV
    2018-12-05South Africa Standard Bank PMI NOV
    2018-12-04South Africa GDP Growth Rate QoQ Q3
    2018-12-04South Africa GDP Growth Rate YoY Q3
    2018-08-07South Africa Foreign Exchange Reserves JUL
    2018-08-07South Africa Manufacturing Production YoY JUN
    2018-08-07South Africa Manufacturing Production MoM JUN
    2018-08-01South Africa ABSA Manufacturing PMI JUL
    2018-08-01South Africa Total New Vehicle Sales JUL
    2018-07-30South Africa M3 Money Supply YoY JUN
    2018-07-30South Africa Private Sector Credit YoY JUN
    2018-07-26South Africa PPI MoM JUN
    2018-07-26South Africa PPI YoY JUN
    2018-07-19South Africa Prime Overdraft Rate
    2018-07-19South Africa Interest Rate Decision
    2018-07-18South Africa Core Inflation Rate YoY JUN
    2018-07-18South Africa Inflation Rate YoY JUN
    2018-07-18South Africa Inflation Rate MoM JUN
    2018-07-18South Africa Retail Sales MoM MAY
    2018-07-18South Africa Retail Sales YoY MAY
    2018-06-28South Africa PPI MoM MAY
    2018-06-28South Africa PPI YoY MAY
    2018-06-21South Africa Current Account Q1
    2018-06-20South Africa Core Inflation Rate YoY MAY
    2018-06-20South Africa Inflation Rate YoY MAY
    2018-06-20South Africa Inflation Rate MoM MAY
    2018-06-13South Africa Retail Sales MoM APR
    2018-06-13South Africa Retail Sales YoY APR
    2018-05-31South Africa PPI MoM APR
    2018-05-31South Africa PPI YoY APR
    2018-05-31South Africa Balance of Trade APR
    2018-05-30South Africa Private Sector Credit YoY APR
    2018-05-30South Africa M3 Money Supply YoY APR
    2018-05-24South Africa Prime Overdraft Rate
    2018-05-24South Africa Interest Rate Decision
    2018-05-23South Africa Core Inflation Rate YoY APR
    2018-05-23South Africa Inflation Rate MoM APR
    2018-05-23South Africa Inflation Rate YoY APR
    2018-05-16South Africa Retail Sales MoM MAR
    2018-05-16South Africa Retail Sales YoY MAR
    2018-05-10South Africa Gold Production YoY MAR
    2018-05-10South Africa Mining Production YoY MAR
    2018-05-10South Africa Mining Production MoM MAR
    2018-05-10South Africa Manufacturing Production YoY MAR
    2018-05-10South Africa Manufacturing Production MoM MAR
    2018-05-09South Africa SACCI Business Confidence APR
    2018-05-08South Africa Foreign Exchange Reserves APR
    2018-05-04South Africa Standard Bank PMI APR
    2018-05-02South Africa ABSA Manufacturing PMI APR
    2018-05-02South Africa Total New Vehicle Sales APR
    2018-04-30South Africa M3 Money Supply YoY MAR
    2018-04-30South Africa Private Sector Credit YoY MAR
    2018-04-30South Africa Balance of Trade MAR