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  • The jobs vs population growth equation
  • South Africa's population increases by 900 000
  • 'To stop corruption, reduce poverty and save SA from Zuma': Why ...
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  • 3000% Increase in Mexican Pecan Exports to China
  • South African blueberry industry forecasts soaring growth
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    Public Spending

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  • SA's finances are in bad shape. It's running out of time to fix them
  • Time to tax Big Tech big time
  • South Africa is running out of time to fixing its ailing finances
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  • South Africa's economy is in a perilous state and is running out of ...
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    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