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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...

Economic Update | Tough times for South Africa’s miners

27 Feb 2015
South Africa’s mining industry has long been one of the economy’s most visible drivers, but uncertainty over legislation and a difficult operating environment are taking their toll.

Economic Update | South Africa Year in Review 2014

27 Jan 2015
South Africa
Lower oil prices and a rise in domestic demand could fuel a modest rebound for South Africa’s economy in 2015 after power supply and labour disruptions slowed growth last year.