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Economic Update | South Africa’s manufacturers under pressure

30 Sep 2015
South Africa manufacturing
While power shortages remain one of a number of challenges South African manufacturers are facing in 2015, there is a silver lining: solid demand and efforts to trim costs and boost operational...

Economic Update | South Africa goes to the movies

21 Aug 2015
SA film
An increasing appetite for domestic content and a rising appreciation by foreign filmmakers of South Africa as a filming location should sustain growth in the country’s entertainment industry, with...

Economic Update | Mixed outlook for South Africa retail

21 Jul 2015
SA retail
South Africa’s retail sector has seen mixed fortunes in recent months with a slowdown in vehicle sales but more encouraging news in luxury goods.

Economic Update | South African tourism sector pulling through challenges

20 May 2015
SA tourism
Improved competitiveness and significant government support have strengthened South Africa’s claim to be the leading sub-Saharan tourism destination, though new visa regulations and fallout from anti...

Economic Update | South Africa weighing up nuclear power

29 Apr 2015
SA nuclear
A decision expected later this year on a tender for the provision of a series of nuclear power stations in South Africa could provide a long-term solution to the country’s power shortfall. 

Economic Update | High hopes for South Africa’s low-cost carriers

30 Mar 2015
SA airline
The arrival of a new budget airline in South Africa promises cheaper domestic fares for travellers, though the increased competition may put pressure on the low-cost carrier (LCC) segment given weak...