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BREAKING: Economy shrinks by 0.6% in third quarter

SA’s economy shrank by 0.6% in the three months to end-September, Stats SA announced on Tuesday. This is the second time this year that SA’s economy has contracted.  In the second quarter of the year the economy grew by 3.1%, after shrinking by 3.2% in the first quarter. Stats SA said one[…]

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6.1 million people without jobs in SA: Stats SA

South Africa’s unemployment remains one of the highest in the world despite some improvement in the fourth quarter of 2018. Figures released by Statistics South Africa show that there were 6.1 million people without jobs in the three months to the end of December 2018. This is compared with 6.2[…]

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Unemployment at its worst: 5.71 mil out of a job

Unemployment has hit its highest on record, hurting efforts to convince ratings agencies Standard and Poor’s and Fitch not to downgrade South Africa’s credit rating Stats SA reported yesterday that unemployment had risen to 26.7% of the labour force in the first quarter of this year — the highest since[…]

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Stats SA having a tough time in the Cape

The Statistician-general has made an appeal to Capetonians to open their homes to fieldworkers of the 2016 Community Survey during their final week of data gathering. Pali Lehohla said fieldworkers had come under attack in Khayelitsha and were terrified of entering areas like Manenberg. He said Capetonians had not made[…]

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What’s up with the price of bread?

Cape Town – Nomsa Vumazonke buys two loaves of bread every day. She lives in Philippi with her three children and four grandchildren, and after making sandwiches for them says there is nothing left for her to eat. “Bread is too expensive. It’s very hard. I have to buy bread[…]

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Housebreaking most feared crime in SA: Survey

A survey conducted by Statistics South Africa has shown that up to 60% of South Africans live in fear of housebreakings; making it the most feared crime in the country. The statistic far exceeds the 37% who live in fear of being murdered. The survey also showed that 31% of[…]

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