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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.

SA economy grows 1.4% in third quarter

The South African economy grew by 1.4% in the third quarter according to data released on Tuesday by Statistics SA - and analysts say the recovery is expected to gain moderate momentum in the final quarter of 2014.

South Africa opens its biggest solar plant

A new solar power plant in South Africa's Northern Province can produce 180 000 megawatt-hours of energy a year for South African residents, enough to power up 80 000 homes. The Jasper plant was completed two months ahead of schedule and will help the country meet its critical electricity needs.

‘Young people will determine the fate of South Africa’

Launching the UN's new State of the World’s Population Report on Tuesday, minister of social development Bathabile Dlamini said South Africa's predominantly youthful population had the potential to spur economic growth and social change. Read the full text of her speech.

‘Young people will determine the fate of South Africa’

Launching the UN's new State of the World’s Population Report on Tuesday, minister of social development Bathabile Dlamini said South Africa's predominantly youthful population had the potential to spur economic growth and social change. Read the full text of her speech.

Kagiso PMI shows SA manufacturing sector on the rebound

Latest results from the Kagiso Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) indicate South Africa’s manufacturing sector is rallying. The index rose for a third consecutive month in October, its best level since November 2013.

World Travel Market a platform to promote SA: Minister Hanekom

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom will use the World Travel Market (WTM) tourism trade expo in London to promote South Africa as a viable travel destination.

Kagiso PMI shows SA manufacturing sector on the rebound

Latest results from the Kagiso Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) indicate South Africa’s manufacturing sector is rallying. The index rose for a third consecutive month in October, its best level since November 2013.

World Travel Market a platform to promote SA: Minister Hanekom

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom will use the World Travel Market (WTM) tourism trade expo in London to promote South Africa as a viable travel destination.

South Africa records gains in employment

South Africa increased its labour force by 22 000 jobs between July and September 2014, and the unemployment rate eased by 0.1 of a percentage point, Statistics South Africa reports.