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  • President Ramaphosa leads Gandhi Walk in South Africa
  • Raila to meet South African President Cyphril Ramaphosa
  • South Africans mourn Winnie Mandela in a massive funeral
  • Jacob Zuma: Former South African president charged with 16 counts ...
  • Transformation not an event with a time limit, says Cricket SA president
  • South Africa hails 'retraction' of Australian minister's offer to white ...
  • Australian Prime Minister Retracts Offer to South African Farmers
  • Treatment of white South African farmers sparks protest clash ...
  • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull retracts Peter Dutton's ...
  • Raila Odinga represents Kenyan gov't at Winnie Mandela's funeral
  • Oz Prime Minister “retracts” Dutton's assistance for white farmers
  • A more upbeat economic outlook has been forecast for South Africa
  • How economics can help solve South Africa's crime problem
  • South Africa: Better Education & Spatial Integration Crucial for ...
  • World bank predicts economic growth for South Africa
  • World Bank raises South Africa 2018 growth forecast
  • Mohadi calls for speedy growth of Beitbridge
  • SA's growth recovery at risk from lack of policy clarity - central bank
  • Extreme inequality in South Africa is constraining growth and ...
  • A more upbeat economic outlook has been forecast for South Africa
  • Investing abroad: A world of opportunities awaits
  • South Africa: Better Education & Spatial Integration Crucial for ...
  • Property investment sector delivers 11.7%, IPD index shows
  • ABB investing in Africa's youth to shift meaningful change
  • South Africa's renewables eco-system all set for growth
  • Mohadi calls for speedy growth of Beitbridge
  • South Africa: Better Education & Spatial Integration Crucial for ...
  • Mohadi calls for speedy growth of Beitbridge
  • South Africa's 2018 Wine Harvest Is Smallest in Over a Decade
  • Extreme inequality in South Africa is constraining growth and ...
  • What has more influence over future heat wave exposure: Climate ...
  • Consultancy.Org Makes Inroads in South Africa
  • Nigeria is turning a very gentle corner
  • South Africa: Better Education & Spatial Integration Crucial for ...
  • Mohadi calls for speedy growth of Beitbridge
  • These are the car brands South Africa exports – and where they're ...
  • Car sales: South African vehicle exports show significant growth
  • South Africa's 2018 Wine Harvest Is Smallest in Over a Decade
  • Why poor countries won't lose out from the US–China trade war
  • PwC: African governments should recognise that ports benefit trade
  • China Posts Trade Blip, Soft Credit as Upbeat GDP Report Awaited
  • US red meat exports continued to outpace year-ago levels in February
  • South African 2018 Tax Revenue Just Below Budget, Nene Says
  • As VAT hike bites, plugging revenue gaps becomes critical
  • SARS 2018 tax collection slightly below budget at R1.216trn
  • SAA passengers‚ revenues drop
  • How Bitcoin and other digital currencies could be taxed in South Africa
  • Normal Tax Rules Apply to Crypto Income, Says South Africa
  • Sounding the alarm on Africa's debt
  • UPDATE 3-South African rand at one-month peak after Moody's ...
  • South Africa: Debt Forgone For The Benefit Of Mining Companies
  • S&P says South African rating not yet near an upgrade
  • South Africa dodges junk status and gains a stable economic outlook
  • Five things making headlines in South Africa today
  • 4AX acquires RainFin's corporate debt marketplace

    South Africa Leaders


    President


  • President Ramaphosa leads Gandhi Walk in South Africa
  • South Africans mourn Winnie Mandela in a massive funeral
  • Raila to meet South African President Cyphril Ramaphosa

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Speakers focus on ethics of public representatives
  • MPs holiday as bills pile up
  • Vavi's Saftu threatens to make SA ungovernable

    Prime Minister


  • South Africa hails 'retraction' of Australian minister's offer to white ...
  • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull retracts Peter Dutton's ...
  • Treatment of white South African farmers sparks protest clash ...

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Raila Odinga represents Kenyan gov't at Winnie Mandela's funeral
  • Full eulogy by President Cyril Ramaphosa
  • Korea ready to host AfDB Annual Meetings – Deputy Prime Minister

    Minister of Economy


  • Gungubele: Africa will suffer if SA economy doesn't do well
  • South Africa: Black professionals to transform energy sector – Minister
  • S.Africa: energy minister welcomes BEPA launch

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Govt launches Command Wheat Programme
  • South Africans escaping violence flock to Perth
  • Heart of Zambia's agriculture

    Minister of Culture


  • Angola: South African Culture Minister Visits Angola
  • Mthethwa withdraws 'fake news' response to British land claims
  • Transport Ministry: Madikizela-Mandela name among possible ...

    Minister of Defense


  • UK defense ministry says carried out strike in Syria to destroy ...
  • “Now it's the white people's turn” – Outcry over SANDF major's ...
  • Red tide floods in at Winnie's funeral service

    Minister of Education


  • POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Annual performance briefings set to ...
  • Immigration debate: The next big election issue heats up
  • South Africa: Rural North West School Gets Green Electricity

    Minister of Energy


  • S.Africa: energy minister welcomes BEPA launch
  • South African Minister of Energy announces REIPPPP projects
  • SA Energy Minister signs much-delayed renewable power deals ...

    Minister of Finance


  • Cities crucial for driving SA's growth – finance minister
  • Interview with Nhlanhla Nene, SA's Minister of Finance
  • All eyes on South Africa's new president

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Australia 'may well' take South Africans under refugee visas, says ...
  • South Africa hails 'retraction' of Australian minister's offer to white ...
  • South Africans escaping violence flock to Perth

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • South Africa Says Australia Retracted Claim of 'Persecuted' White ...
  • South Africans' plea: bring our families to Australia
  • Tony Abbott says Peter Dutton is 'absolutely right' about white South ...

    Minister of Justice


  • Is there a plan to protect SA from dangerous jailbreakers?
  • ANC stalwart Zola Skweyiya to get special official funeral
  • Did the JSC get it wrong?

    Minister of Health


  • Blood donation unites Ministry of Health and Post offices in ...
  • Listeriosis – South Africa
  • Getting a chiskop joins polony on the list of things to watch out for ...

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Angola: South African Culture Minister Visits Angola
  • SA ready to collaborate to safeguard water – Deputy Minister Nel
  • Indonesian minister in China to woo investors for infrastructure ...

    Minister of Sports


  • FNB Stadium Stampede Inquiry Abandoned
  • Sports Minister wishes Team SA well at Gold Coast
  • There's a new captain on the field

    Director of State Security Service


  • When guardians refuse to be guarded, or, the curious case of one ...
  • Civil Aviation Authority to investigate ACSA security contract
  • The SSA Is Particularly Susceptible To Politicisation, Which Is ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • KPMG South Africa to review past audits in wake of scandal
  • Towards Improved Nigeria-South Africa Relations
  • CIBN Reconstitutes Governing Council, Olowu Now President

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Former ambassador George Nene hailed as a good listener
  • Former SA ambassador Nene to be laid to rest
  • George Nene: 'A man of impeccable integrity and superior intellect'

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Motlanthe: Skweyiya would be commander, Winnie chief of staff ...
  • Malema spoke with Ramaphosa on fulfilling part of Winnie's dying ...
  • Dinka elder says dismayed by ex-chief of staff's decision to rebel

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • How South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma is taking his legal ...
  • Electronic voting will not be used in 2019 - INEC chairman
  • Sable Mining, 'Bribe Takers' Not off the Hook

    Opposition


  • With Zuma gone, South Africa's opposition needs a new scapegoat
  • South Africa opposition leader re-elected as polls loom
  • S.Africa opposition leader re-elected as polls loom

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • S&P revises upwards its South Africa GDP forecasts
  • GDP Growth Surprises In South Africa
  • SA's franchise sector shows positive growth – survey
  • Tourism is a larger contributor to the GDP than agriculture
  • S Africa current account deficit dips to 2.5% of GDP 2017
  • Nigeria is turning a very gentle corner
  • S&P revises upwards its South Africa GDP forecasts
  • GDP Growth Surprises In South Africa
  • SA's franchise sector shows positive growth – survey
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    Investment

  • Extreme inequality in South Africa is constraining growth and ...
  • A more upbeat economic outlook has been forecast for South Africa
  • Investing abroad: A world of opportunities awaits
  • South Africa: Better Education & Spatial Integration Crucial for ...
  • Property investment sector delivers 11.7%, IPD index shows
  • ABB investing in Africa's youth to shift meaningful change
  • South Africa's renewables eco-system all set for growth
  • Extreme inequality in South Africa is constraining growth and ...
  • A more upbeat economic outlook has been forecast for South Africa
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    Demographics

  • South Africa: Better Education & Spatial Integration Crucial for ...
  • Mohadi calls for speedy growth of Beitbridge
  • South Africa's 2018 Wine Harvest Is Smallest in Over a Decade
  • Extreme inequality in South Africa is constraining growth and ...
  • What has more influence over future heat wave exposure: Climate ...
  • Consultancy.Org Makes Inroads in South Africa
  • Nigeria is turning a very gentle corner
  • South Africa: Better Education & Spatial Integration Crucial for ...
  • Mohadi calls for speedy growth of Beitbridge
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    Export/Import

  • These are the car brands South Africa exports – and where they're ...
  • Car sales: South African vehicle exports show significant growth
  • South Africa's 2018 Wine Harvest Is Smallest in Over a Decade
  • Why poor countries won't lose out from the US–China trade war
  • PwC: African governments should recognise that ports benefit trade
  • China Posts Trade Blip, Soft Credit as Upbeat GDP Report Awaited
  • US red meat exports continued to outpace year-ago levels in February
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    Public Spending

  • South African 2018 Tax Revenue Just Below Budget, Nene Says
  • As VAT hike bites, plugging revenue gaps becomes critical
  • SARS 2018 tax collection slightly below budget at R1.216trn
  • SAA passengers‚ revenues drop
  • How Bitcoin and other digital currencies could be taxed in South Africa
  • Normal Tax Rules Apply to Crypto Income, Says South Africa
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    Public Debt

  • Sounding the alarm on Africa's debt
  • UPDATE 3-South African rand at one-month peak after Moody's ...
  • South Africa: Debt Forgone For The Benefit Of Mining Companies
  • S&P says South African rating not yet near an upgrade
  • South Africa dodges junk status and gains a stable economic outlook
  • Five things making headlines in South Africa today
  • 4AX acquires RainFin's corporate debt marketplace
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-04-30ZAM3 Money Supply YoY MAR6.89%00
    2018-04-30ZAPrivate Sector Credit YoY MAR5.74%6.30%00
    2018-04-30ZABalance of Trade MARZAR -0.56B00
    2018-04-26ZAPPI MoM MAR-0.30%00
    2018-04-26ZAPPI YoY MAR4.20%5.10%00
    2018-04-18ZACore Inflation Rate YoY MAR4.10%4.00%10
    2018-04-18ZAInflation Rate YoY MAR4.00%4.40%10
    2018-04-18ZAInflation Rate MoM MAR0.80%0.60%10
    2018-04-18ZARetail Sales MoM FEB-1.60%6.61%10
    2018-04-18ZARetail Sales YoY FEB3.10%5.65%10