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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.

Economic Update | Retail projects move forward in South Africa despite challenges

29 Jun 2017
South Africa Retail
New mall developments and low vacancy rates should create opportunities in South Africa’s retail sector, though economic headwinds could restrict growth prospects in the short term.

Economic Update | South Africa’s new tourism development strategy looks to home market

31 May 2017
South Africa Tourism
While international arrivals remain a mainstay of South Africa’s tourism sector, a revision to the national tourism strategy is looking to stoke growth in the domestic travel industry.

Economic Update | Markets digest credit ratings downgrades in South Africa

26 Apr 2017
South Africa Economy
Rising uncertainty over fiscal policy has seen South Africa’s sovereign credit cut to junk status by two rating agencies, although the move appears to have had only a modest impact on the currency...

Economic Update | South Africa’s agriculture industry rallies after drought

31 Mar 2017
South Africa Agriculture
Welcome rains in late summer and autumn brought some respite for South Africa’s agricultural producers towards the end of 2016, helping to boost yields and improving the chances of recovery after a...