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  • S. African president to outline land reform policy at UN General ...
  • South Africa president outlines economic rescue measures
  • South African president appoints panel on land reform
  • Zuma's Qatar visit linked with plot to overthrow Ramaphosa
  • UK Prime Minister May arrives in South Africa
  • Prime Minister Presents WW1 Relic To South Africa
  • Crazy idea to capture an iceberg to fix South Africa's drought
  • PM press statement in South Africa: 28 August 2018
  • South African Industrialist Ivor Ichikowitz On The UK, Africa And How ...
  • Moody's Cuts South Africa 2018 Economic Growth Forecast by Half
  • How to get South Africa out of recession
  • Construction activity and new tender rekindle optimism
  • Facebook: A leader in ICT, business and economic development
  • SA's economy labelled the worst among its peers
  • How to get South Africa out of recession
  • Angola, IFC court South African investors
  • The Future Is in Africa, and China Knows It
  • Ramaphosa leads high-powered delegation to the UN – to sell SA
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  • The Future Is in Africa, and China Knows It
  • How to get South Africa out of recession
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  • Reaching out to the youngest continent on Earth
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  • Defusing the 'demographic timebomb': the world's population ...
  • The Future Is in Africa, and China Knows It
  • SA on mission to grow fresh produce exports to Russia
  • SA on mission to grow fresh produce for exports to Russia
  • Avo record a reality for South Africa
  • Government to promote SA products to international markets
  • South African villagers tap into trend for 'superfood' baobab
  • UK-Southern African trade: boosting UK and African economies
  • Budget Deficit To Recover Only Gradually In Namibia
  • South Africa Budget Gap Is Biggest in at Least 14 Years in July
  • Bain urged to repay fees after South Africa inquiry
  • How to get South Africa out of recession
  • Where do SA's taxes come from? A look at the growing individual ...
  • South Africa budget gap biggest in 14 years
  • ALF LEES: 'Stimulus package' or formula for debt, poverty and ...
  • South Africa Holds Rate as Recession Trumps Market Turmoil
  • Africa's debt to China is complicated
  • Bloodied economy's future is grim
  • China Promises Africa Debt Relief as Xi Counters Aid Criticism
  • Are China's financial dealings in Africa a debt trap or bailout?
  • China's “Marshall Plan” for Africa — debt or new deal?

    South Africa Leaders


    President


  • S. African president to outline land reform policy at UN General ...
  • South Africa president outlines economic rescue measures
  • Zuma's Qatar visit linked with plot to overthrow Ramaphosa

    Speaker of Parliament


  • EAC Speakers Call For Cooperation, Peace
  • Parliamentary manager shot himself over 'unrepentant bully' of a boss
  • Tributes pour in for Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa

    Prime Minister


  • UK Prime Minister May arrives in South Africa
  • Prime Minister Presents WW1 Relic To South Africa
  • Crazy idea to capture an iceberg to fix South Africa's drought

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • South Africa: Minister Sisulu to host Mr Reynders, the Deputy Prime ...
  • Ramaphosa leads high-powered delegation to the UN – to sell SA
  • South Africa farm SEIZURE: 'Take the land by FORCE!' White ...

    Minister of Economy


  • Ramaphosa leads high-powered delegation to the UN – to sell SA
  • Ramaphosa Rolls the Dice to Rouse Slumping South African Economy
  • Zimbabwe's economy is worsening

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Tributes pour in for Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa
  • #KnowYourHeritage: A brief history of Newcastle
  • Why Russia is wooing South Africa's white farmers

    Minister of Culture


  • Ramaphosa leads high-powered delegation to the UN – to sell SA
  • Ramaphosa lands in New York for UN General Assembly
  • South Africa: Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana - Launch of the Film and ...

    Minister of Defense


  • Ramaphosa leads high-powered delegation to the UN – to sell SA
  • WATCH: SA welcomes Congo-Brazzaville defence minister Mondjo
  • India lifts blacklisting of South African defense firm Denel

    Minister of Education


  • SA to add Swahili, coding to curriculum
  • Kiswahili gets minister's stamp to be taught in SA schools
  • Govt aims to recruit 400 overseas teachers to fill teaching gaps

    Minister of Energy


  • Construction activity and new tender rekindle optimism
  • South Africa is open for business, stresses energy Minister
  • South Africa Drops Nuclear, Adds Renewables in Energy Plan

    Minister of Finance


  • Jonas: SA needs to 'engage more' with countries who received state ...
  • South Africa Finalizing Reform Package, Finance Minister Says
  • Ramaphosa leads high-powered delegation to the UN – to sell SA

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Ramaphosa leads high-powered delegation to the UN – to sell SA
  • Sisulu attends first ever women foreign ministers' meeting
  • South Africa sends envoy back to Israel

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Gupta 'mastermind' Ashu Chawla leaves SA in snub to parliament
  • South Africa to Trump: 'Stay out'. But at what cost?
  • Should donors have a say in Uganda's internal affairs?

    Minister of Justice


  • Video claims to show white people in SA preparing to 'defend the land'
  • WATCH: Minister Michael Masutha hosts Restorative Justice ...
  • Justice minister offers assistance to Fees Must Fall students facing ...

    Minister of Health


  • Ramaphosa leads high-powered delegation to the UN – to sell SA
  • Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has died
  • Listeriosis outbreak officially over - Motsoaledi

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Infrastructure at the heart of Ramaphosa's plan to boost the economy
  • Ramaphosa stimulus package: it has been heard before - chamber
  • Cwele: Govt working to urgently improve Post Office infrastructure

    Minister of Sports


  • WATCH: Most decorated African Olympian with a record 7 medals is ...
  • Ahrens ecstatic over Zim sports minister's appointment
  • Open letter to Minister of Sports Kirsty Coventry

    Director of State Security Service


  • Security heightened at Parliament as police, SSA probe shooting ...
  • AP News in Brief at 12:09 am EDT
  • The CIA warned South Africa about the Guptas in 2009: report

    Chairman National Bank


  • Meetings were 'not hostile' - Gwede Mantashe denies pressurising ...
  • PSL Chairman Addresses Statement From SAFA
  • Fraud and theft behind SAA bankruptcy – report

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • UN General Assembly: India says it knows how to handle Pakistan's ...
  • Sushma Swaraj set for busy week at UN General Assembly with 30 ...
  • Akufo-Addo at 73rd Session of UN General Assembly

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Transitions: Shaw U. Makes Interim President Permanent, New ...
  • #ICYMI City Press: SAA bleeds cash, NDZ backs Cyril, DJs warned ...
  • Can China Burnish Its Image in South Africa?

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • AP News in Brief at 6:04 am EDT
  • Anita Hill and the Senate 'sham trial' that echoes down to Kavanaugh
  • Oppose the Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court ...

    Opposition


  • South Africa's opposition launches campaign ahead of next year vote
  • Recession Hands South African Opposition Potential Lifeline
  • The Young Leader Challenging South Africa's Racial Boundaries

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Breaking: South Africa slips into technical recession, GDP dips by ...
  • Five things making headlines in South Africa today
  • South Africa's central bank defiant on emerging market pressures
  • 5 important things happening in South Africa today
  • South Africa Q2 current account deficit narrows to 3.3 pct/GDP - c.bank
  • Tanzania best performing economy in SADC
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    Investment

  • How to get South Africa out of recession
  • Angola, IFC court South African investors
  • The Future Is in Africa, and China Knows It
  • Ramaphosa leads high-powered delegation to the UN – to sell SA
  • Cryptocurrency in your estate
  • Ramaphosa stimulus package: it has been heard before - chamber
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    Demographics

  • Empowering women lies at the centre of controlling population ...
  • Defusing the 'demographic timebomb': the world's population ...
  • The Future Is in Africa, and China Knows It
  • How to get South Africa out of recession
  • Strong growth in smartphone shipments to South Africa
  • Reaching out to the youngest continent on Earth
  • Empowering women lies at the centre of controlling population ...
  • Defusing the 'demographic timebomb': the world's population ...
  • The Future Is in Africa, and China Knows It
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    Export/Import

  • SA on mission to grow fresh produce exports to Russia
  • SA on mission to grow fresh produce for exports to Russia
  • Avo record a reality for South Africa
  • Government to promote SA products to international markets
  • South African villagers tap into trend for 'superfood' baobab
  • UK-Southern African trade: boosting UK and African economies
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    Public Spending

  • Budget Deficit To Recover Only Gradually In Namibia
  • South Africa Budget Gap Is Biggest in at Least 14 Years in July
  • Bain urged to repay fees after South Africa inquiry
  • How to get South Africa out of recession
  • Where do SA's taxes come from? A look at the growing individual ...
  • South Africa budget gap biggest in 14 years
  • Budget Deficit To Recover Only Gradually In Namibia
  • South Africa Budget Gap Is Biggest in at Least 14 Years in July
  • Bain urged to repay fees after South Africa inquiry
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    Public Debt

  • South Africa Holds Rate as Recession Trumps Market Turmoil
  • Africa's debt to China is complicated
  • Bloodied economy's future is grim
  • China Promises Africa Debt Relief as Xi Counters Aid Criticism
  • Are China's financial dealings in Africa a debt trap or bailout?
  • China's “Marshall Plan” for Africa — debt or new deal?
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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