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South Africa’s economy contracted the most in nine years in the first quarter of 2018 as mining and factory output fell. GDP shrank an annualised 2.2% in the first quarter of the year compared to the prior three

South Africa’s jobless rate stayed at a 14-year high in the three months to June as agriculture, mining and construction lost positions while finance and trade employed more people. The unemployment rate was

Continued political instability that hurt investor confidence and saw South Africa’s economy expand at the slowest rate since 2009 last year could threaten a recovery in 2017, economists said. GDP expanded by 0,3% last

South Africa’s economy avoided a second recession in seven years as mining and factory output rebounded. GDP rose an annualised 3,3% in the second quarter, compared with a 1,2% contraction the previous three months, the statistics office said in a report released

South African inflation slowed for a third consecutive month in May, giving the Reserve Bank room to continue the pause in its interest-rate increase cycle. The inflation rate fell to 6,1% from 6,2% a month earlier, Statistics South Africa said

South Africa recorded a negative growth rate of -1,2% in the first quarter of 2016, according to the latest figures released by Stats SA on Wednesday. Statistician general Pali Lehohla announced the official GDP in Pretoria

Unemployment increased by 2,2 percentage points to 26,7% in the first quarter of 2016, compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. This is the highest rate since 2008. Employment levels declined in all industries, except community and

Consumer price inflation has breached the upper limit of the South African Reserve Bank’s target range by accelerating to 6,2% year on year in January 2016. The consensus forecast for headline CPI, which includes the volatile food and

South Africa’s economy grew marginally, by 0,7%, in the third quarter of 2015, Statistics South Africa announced on Tuesday. The GDP announcement comes after a second quarter contraction