A strong mid-year performance helped lift South Africa’s economy out of recession and back into positive territory in 2017. However, factors such as high unemployment and an expanding deficit could...
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Economic Update | South Africa: Year in Review 2017
2 Jan 2018
Economic Update | South Africa seeks to strike balance between pro-growth spending and fiscal discipline
28 Nov 2017
Malusi Gigaba, South Africa’s minister of finance, delivered the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) to Parliament on October 25, outlining a mix of partial privatisations and infrastructure...
Economic Update | South African real estate market sees home prices fall and growing appetite for apartment living
30 Oct 2017
While South Africa’s economy has emerged from recession and is showing signs of sustained growth, that has yet to feed into the property market, meaning residential sales and new construction will...
Economic Update | Investment in South Africa remains subdued amid signs of economic recovery
29 Sep 2017
South Africa has recovered from its recession, though investors remain cautious given policy uncertainties and waning business sentiment.
Economic Update | Rising exports contribute to increased vehicle sales in South Africa
25 Aug 2017
Improved sales in key segments of South Africa’s automotive industry point to a modest rebound in domestic demand, though much of the growth in the sector stemmed from rising exports.