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Brand South Africa recognises the country’s 3.1% economic growth for the second quarter

As the country hosts business and world leaders at the 2019 World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, the positive news on the...

Brand South Africa views Statistics SA’s GDP results as a wake-up call

Johannesburg, Wednesday 05 June 2019 –  Brand South Africa notes with concern the results released by Stats SA which indicate that South Africa’s gross...

South Africa’s largest maize crop in history

The country's largest maize crop is expected later this year, says the Department of Agriculture. We look at the positive effects of this on...

New Stats SA research shows we are slowly becoming healthier

For the first time since 1998, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has conducted an exhaustive study of South Africa’s demographics. The first report, covering...

How South Africans spend their income

The Living Conditions Survey from Statistics South Africa gives insight into how South Africans spend their income. The biggest expenses are housing and utilities. Brand...

WHO endorses South Africa’s sugar tax

The World Health Organization has backed South Africa’s stance on taxing sugary drinks. It is a step towards curbing non-communicable diseases such as diabetes...

GetOn gives a hand up with skills

GetOn thumbSkills are needed to build a business. GetOn teaches these skills to bright, ambitious youngsters who go out into the world burning with desire to help slash jobless numbers and grow the country for the better for all.

South Africa’s economy grows by 4.1%

South Africa's Gross Domestic Product increased by 4.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, Stats SA announced on Tuesday, accelerating much more than the markets expected - thanks largely to higher production in the manufacturing sector.

Fuel price helps ease inflation

South Africa's Consumer Price Index dropped to 4.4% in January 2015 - its lowest level since April 2011, Stats SA announced on Wednesday. Economists say inflation is expected to drop further in February as the significant fuel price decreases continue to filter through.

South Africa’s mortality rate at its lowest in over a decade

While tuberculosis remains the No 1 cause of death in South Africa, more accurate recording and reporting has led to HIV becoming the third leading cause of death, Statistician General Pali Lehohla said at the release of the latest Mortality and Causes of Death report.