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Economic Update | South Africa: Year in Review 2017

2 Jan 2018
South Africa: Year in Review 2017
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...

Economic Update | South Africa seeks to strike balance between pro-growth spending and fiscal discipline

28 Nov 2017
South Africa economy
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
South Africa real estate
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 Economy
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
South Africa Auto
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.

Economic Update | South Africa targets increased investment for food and beverages

27 Jul 2017
South Africa manufacturing
South Africa’s food and beverages industry is one of a handful of key agri-processing segments set to benefit from a new state-led investment incentive scheme.