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  • 5 important things happening in South Africa today
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  • Banks facilitated South Africa corruption under Zuma, says Peter Hain
  • Looking to escape the cold? Head to South Africa

    Finance


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  • President in showdown with unions over South African Airways
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  • Moody's reprieve buys South Africa time to repair its finances

    Celebrities


  • South Africa's Celebrities And Their Cars
  • Stunning South African Celebrity Houses
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  • South African celebs with their own restaurants
  • Celebrity Power Couples in South Africa

    Culture



    Criminal


  • New plans to fight crime in South Africa: Ramaphosa
  • South Africa's police are criminally incompetent
  • South Africa's Epidemic of Hate
  • South Africa Revives International Criminal Court Withdrawal Plan
  • Lord Peter Hain: Why Guptas, KPMG and HSBC bosses go ...

    Religion


  • SA Indians face challenges of identity
  • Tolerance: a good start but not sufficient
  • Church's role is to build unity, equality
  • Lim Chapter of South African Religious Forum launched
  • Unholy row over artworks reveals intolerance for diversity

    Politics


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  • Banks facilitated South Africa corruption under Zuma, says Peter Hain
  • President in showdown with unions over South African Airways
  • South Africa: President Announces Appointments of New Judges
  • South Africa's Eskom makes surprise pick for new chief
  • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma appointed acting president of South Africa
  • Cyril Ramaphosa's birthday: 10 strange gifts given to the president
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  • Africa is Better Placed Than Ever for Investment
  • How a R150 million gift to a South African model is helping fuel ...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets South Africa for winning Rugby ...
  • Unions lukewarm on Eskom's new CEO
  • South African rand at 1-week high as trade hopes stoke risk appetite
  • Moody's slashes South Africa's growth outlook to 1percent
  • OPINION: Open for business? How SMMEs in South Africa can thrive
  • Study: Leaders educated in economics spur faster economic growth
  • A strong warning to South Africa
  • 'These aren't new investments, it's repackaging for PR purposes ...
  • Op-Ed: SA's is on an unsustainable economic path, these are the ...
  • These are the wealthiest streets and suburbs in South Africa's ...
  • Why South Africa is the world's most unequal society
  • 'These aren't new investments, it's repackaging for PR purposes ...
  • South Africa Investment Conference 2019: The Time to Invest in ...
  • Opening Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Second ...
  • New rules to stop money from leaving South African hedge funds
  • Fixing Eskom is about more than South Africa - African Development ...
  • What's driving Africa's population growth. And what can change it
  • Experts urge African gov'ts to prioritize family planning to reduce crises
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  • UN study: 'Urgent action' needed to reduce biomass use in Africa
  • Branson apologises for South Africa launch tweet
  • Traders Bet on a Rally in South Africa's Underperforming Stocks
  • R35 billion in South African exports to the USA are at stake in a ...
  • Growth envisaged by SA in agricultural trade will be export-led
  • Fixing Eskom is about more than South Africa - African Development ...
  • Italy's Exports of Bovine Leather into China Continues to Decline
  • Traders bet on a rally in SA's underperforming stocks
  • South African government seeks growth in the local defence industry
  • Traders Bet on a Rally in South Africa's Underperforming Stocks
  • R35 billion in South African exports to the USA are at stake in a ...
  • Mini-budget underscores bad state of South Africa's economy
  • A strong warning to South Africa
  • OPINION: Crocodile jaws closing around SA's economy
  • South Africans may be hit with extra taxes next year - Treasury
  • Mini-budget underscores bad state of South Africa's economy
  • A strong warning to South Africa
  • OPINION: Crocodile jaws closing around SA's economy
  • South Africans may be hit with extra taxes next year - Treasury


    South Africa Leaders


    President


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  • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma appointed acting president of South Africa
  • President in showdown with unions over South African Airways

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Lebanon resembles a sinking ship, parliament speaker says -paper
  • WATCH: Parliament lauds Springboks, EFF's Ndlozi booed for ...
  • Petition for 'elder care leave' in SA gets a boost

    Prime Minister


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  • How a R150 million gift to a South African model is helping fuel ...
  • Africa is Better Placed Than Ever for Investment

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Pandor: Solutions to Zim crisis will come from Zimbabweans but SA ...
  • Việt Nam wants to expand ties with South Africa: Deputy PM
  • Angie Motshekga sworn-in as South Africa's Acting President [photo]

    Minister of Economy


  • Public Enterprises minister to meet striking unions at South Africa's ...
  • South Africa's Epidemic of Hate
  • South Africa's Eskom makes surprise pick for new chief

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Public Enterprises minister to meet striking unions at South Africa's ...
  • South Africa: Today's latest news and headlines, Monday 18 ...
  • Massey Ferguson lends support to South Africa's emerging farmers

    Minister of Culture


  • South Africa growing as a destination for foreign delegates
  • Ntsiki Mazwai Calls Nathi Mthethwa "Disgusting"
  • ConCourt overturns Zwane, Molewa's permission to mine in ...

    Minister of Defense


  • Plant Trees, Not Bombs: Minister challenges South Africans to plant ...
  • Saudi vice defence minister meets Omani ruler in Muscat -state news
  • Deputy defence minister representing SA at Munich Security ...

    Minister of Education


  • This is South Africa's 'real' school pass rate
  • Fake news hurting debate on Comprehensive Sexuality Education ...
  • Italy becomes the first country to teach climate change in school

    Minister of Energy


  • Green light for Western Cape to source energy direct from IPPs
  • South Africa's Eskom makes surprise pick for new chief
  • South Africa has no energy crisis, says minister Gwede Mantashe

    Minister of Finance


  • South Africa's Eskom makes surprise pick for new chief
  • If SAA goes bust, politicians won't lose their free flight tickets - here's ...
  • In Full: SA Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's 2019 MTBPS

    Minister of Foreign Affairs



    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Solly Moeng: South Africa cannot be scared to lead from the front on ...
  • Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press ...
  • South Africa is in need of better policy coherence

    Minister of Justice



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    Minister of Infrastructure


  • A shocking number of South African ministers are behind on their rent
  • If SAA goes bust, politicians won't lose their free flight tickets - here's ...
  • South Africa growing as a destination for foreign delegates

    Minister of Sports


  • Olympic Highlights 18/11/2019
  • Mandela used sport as a catalyst for tolerance, Kirsty Coventry says
  • Rugby World Cup final presents another magical nation-building ...

    Director of State Security Service


  • South Africa's Epidemic of Hate
  • Lies, threats, plots as climate of paranoia & disinformation ...
  • Marie Yovanovitch: A symbol of State Department resistance to ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • Nampak CEO to rescue Eskom; foreign ownership blow for SAA ...
  • Dubai's non-oil trade with Africa to touch Dh1 trillion over nine years
  • Key Senate Chairman Worries Impeachment Could Delay Marijuana ...

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Africa: International Relations On Security Council Mandate ...
  • Security Council unanimously extends mandate of United Nations ...
  • UN Security Council visit to South Sudan provides a fresh ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • DRC: Vital Kamerhe insists Tshisekedi-Kabila alliance not in ...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's attack on diplomat, impeachment myths
  • South Africa's SAA cancels flights as employees plan strike over ...

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • 5 important things happening in South Africa today
  • US Supreme Court will not shield gun maker from Sandy Hook lawsuit
  • Pompeo says US does not view Israeli settlements as violation of ...

    Opposition


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  • South Africa: Today's latest news and headlines, Tuesday 19 ...
  • South Africa's main opposition party shows signs of serious strain

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • The brutal impact of South Africa's economy on small business
  • Bailouts to Push South Africa's Debt Ratio Above 70% of GDP
  • Data suggests that SA's economy contracted in Q3
  • South African Rand Dives after October Budget Tips Huge Rise in ...
  • South Africa: "God-Mode" Your IP | Exploring Intellectual Property ...
  • Marx, Buddha and the pursuit of happiness
  • FACTSHEET: Ramaphosa's claim that SA is world's most unequal ...
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    Investment

  • 'These aren't new investments, it's repackaging for PR purposes ...
  • South Africa Investment Conference 2019: The Time to Invest in ...
  • Opening Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Second ...
  • New rules to stop money from leaving South African hedge funds
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    Demographics

  • What's driving Africa's population growth. And what can change it
  • Experts urge African gov'ts to prioritize family planning to reduce crises
  • 'An indictment of South Africa': whites-only town Orania is booming
  • South Africa unemployment: 1994 vs 2019
  • Africa: What's Driving Africa's Population Growth. And What Can ...
  • UN study: 'Urgent action' needed to reduce biomass use in Africa
  • Branson apologises for South Africa launch tweet
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    Public Spending

  • Mini-budget underscores bad state of South Africa's economy
  • A strong warning to South Africa
  • OPINION: Crocodile jaws closing around SA's economy
  • South Africans may be hit with extra taxes next year - Treasury
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    Public Debt

  • S Africa debt risks junk status after Moody's cuts outlook
  • Bailouts to Push South Africa's Debt Ratio Above 70% of GDP
  • The bitter aloe test: SA is drowning in debt
  • Air Zimbabwe Banned From South African Airports For Unpaid Debts
  • This graph shows where every R1,000 spent by the South African ...
  • 8 things feeding South Africa's massive debt crisis, according to ...
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    Recent Econ Stats

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    2019-11-14South Africa Gold Production YoY SEP
    2019-11-14South Africa Mining Production YoY SEP
    2019-11-14South Africa Mining Production MoM SEP
    2019-11-13South Africa Retail Sales YoY SEP
    2019-11-13South Africa Retail Sales MoM SEP
    2019-11-07South Africa Foreign Exchange Reserves OCT
    2019-11-07South Africa SACCI Business Confidence OCT
    2019-11-07South Africa Manufacturing Production YoY SEP
    2019-11-07South Africa Manufacturing Production MoM SEP
    2019-11-05South Africa Standard Bank PMI OCT
    2019-11-05South Africa Consumer Confidence Q3
    2019-10-29South Africa Private Sector Credit YoY SEP
    2019-10-29South Africa M3 Money Supply YoY SEP
    2019-10-29South Africa Unemployment Rate Q3
    2019-10-29South Africa Unemployed Persons Q3
    2019-10-23South Africa Inflation Rate YoY SEP
    2019-10-23South Africa Inflation Rate MoM SEP
    2019-10-23South Africa Core Inflation Rate YoY SEP
    2019-10-17South Africa Building Permits YoY AUG
    2019-10-16South Africa Retail Sales YoY AUG
    2019-10-16South Africa Retail Sales MoM AUG
    2019-10-10South Africa Gold Production YoY AUG
    2019-10-10South Africa Mining Production MoM AUG
    2019-10-10South Africa Mining Production YoY AUG
    2019-10-10South Africa SACCI Business Confidence SEP
    2019-10-10South Africa Manufacturing Production YoY AUG
    2019-10-10South Africa Manufacturing Production MoM AUG
    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