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The GDP figure for the 1st quarter 2015 shows that South Africa urgently needs Growth

By Vivian Atud If you know anything about statistics- you would know the saying “let the data speak”. Contrary to rhetoric by politicians and government officials that things are getting better, data released by Stats SA on Tuesday showed that South Africa’s real gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices increased by a mere 1,3 per cent during the first […]

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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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