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South African Market Review Quarter 1

By Vivian Atud   Johannesburg– Sunburst Africa–During the first quarter of 2015, SOUTH AFRICAN stock markets were buffeted by two substantial shocks. One may argue that the impact of these factors will continue into the second quarter. The all-share index lost 2.59 percent in the last 30 days of the first quarter and the trend may continue into the second […]

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Power Crisis at Eskom Dashes Hopes for any Improvement in Manufacturing in 2015

by Vivian Atud Johannesburg–Sunburst Africa— In 2014 manufacturing production decreased by 0, 1% compared with 2013. Lower production was reported by four of the ten manufacturing divisions. This has not come as a surprise to many South Africans. You may be wondering why do I say so?  Let us examine some of the reasons. Last year saw the resurrection of […]

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Expect an Increase in the Manufacturing & Sales Figures for November 2014 to be Released Later Today.

By Vivian Atud What: Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will today at 13:00 p.m. release the manufacturing and sales figures for November 2014. Manufacturing remains a key sector of the South African economy. Figure 1: Breakdown of gross value added by industry, 2012 (proportions) (Source: Stats SA, 2013) According to figure one, manufacturing is a key sector and second biggest […]

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There is Little Hope for the Unemployed in South Africa

By Vivian Atud  Johannesburg- Sunburst Africa–As we get to the end of 2014, unemployment continues to grow- dampening any hopes of finding a job for those who have never been employed in South Africa. According to data released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) last week, the number of employees in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy decreased […]

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Manufacturing and Mining Data for October Will Have Little Impact the JSE Today

By Sunburst Africa Editor Johannesburg—Sunburst Africa–Today there will be two sets of data published by statistics South Africa on both manufacturing and mining production for October, 2014. Manufacturing production increased by 8, 0% in September 2014 compared with September 2013. The 8,0% year-on-year increase in manufacturing production in September 2014 was mainly due to higher production in the motor vehicles, […]

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