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  • Smartcall invests in Mettlestate to boost South African esports
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  • Climate change is a concern among big issues-oriented investors ...
  • South Africa Investment Conference aims to accelerate growth
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  • Cape Town dams: Water levels for Monday 26 November
  • The complexities of South African communal land
  • FirstRand's FNB Targets South Africa Townships With Fintech Deal
  • A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The ...
  • 'Populations growth projected to drive consumer spending to $2.1trn ...
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  • Start of third South African lychee season for US importer
  • South Africa: Why Registration Of Your Brand With Customs In ...
  • How South Africa is propelling the continent into the forefront of the ...
  • Season of records for citrus production in SA
  • US-China trade war could accelerate Africa sourcing
  • Artisan Training Institute partners with South Africa's equipment ...
  • Start of third South African lychee season for US importer
  • South Africa: Why Registration Of Your Brand With Customs In ...
  • How South Africa is propelling the continent into the forefront of the ...
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    Public Spending

  • South Africa Budget Update Highlights Little Room For Manoeuvre
  • South African finance minister tables carbon tax bill
  • Municipalities expect R4.7bn budget deficit
  • Ncube's budget: No joy for creatives
  • Trade misinvoicing costs South Africa $7.4bn in tax a year
  • TNA received 20 times more govt ad spend than other newspapers ...
  • Investors Punish South Africa for Its Budget With Dismal Auction
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    Public Debt

  • South Africa | Spotlight: Tito Mboweni
  • Investors Punish South Africa for Its Budget With Dismal Auction
  • Rand on fickle ground amidst global factors, local politics and ...
  • Africa: Debt-Distressed African Countries Again Look to IMF
  • PPC expects difficult trading conditions in SA to persist
  • As economy suffers, where next for South Africa?
  • China now wants to hawk Africa's debt to Investors
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-08-08ZASACCI Business Confidence JUL93.79400
    2018-08-07ZAForeign Exchange Reserves JUL$50.582B$ 50.5B01
    2018-08-07ZAManufacturing Production YoY JUN2.30%1.50%01
    2018-08-07ZAManufacturing Production MoM JUN1.50%0.40%01
    2018-08-03ZAStandard Bank PMI JUL49.350.950.700
    2018-08-01ZAABSA Manufacturing PMI JUL49.601
    2018-08-01ZATotal New Vehicle Sales JUL01
    2018-08-01ZAABSA Manufacturing PMI JUL51.547.94900
    2018-08-01ZATotal New Vehicle Sales JUL47.88K46.66K ?47.1K00
    2018-07-31ZABalance of Trade JUNZAR 8B00