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Economic Update | South Africa’s pharmaceutical industry braced for change

16 Jul 2014
Plans to increase the production and distribution of generic drugs in South Africa are gathering pace, paving the way for the government to push ahead with the phased rollout of its National Health...

Economic Update | South Africa's nuclear energy plan at a crossroads

3 Jul 2014
President Jacob Zuma has announced a shake-up of the South African energy sector after signalling the government will push ahead with both nuclear energy generation and shale gas exploration,...

Economic Update | South Africa’s auto sector on track for growth

20 Jun 2014
Rising demand for both private and commercial vehicles should put South Africa’s automotive industry on course to post full-year growth, with a recent rally helping to compensate for flat sales at...

Economic Update | Delays dragging South Africa’s construction industry

28 May 2014
A slower-than-expected rollout of major state-backed capital works look likely to weigh on the performance of South Africa’s construction sector up to end-June, with first-half-year results expected...

Economic Update | Rand’s fall enhances South Africa’s tourism strengths

25 Mar 2014
After a challenging few years, South Africa’s tourism sector is bouncing back, benefitting from the country’s affordability as a destination and its position as a business centre.

Economic Update | Slower growth predicted for South African property market

3 Mar 2014
After two years of strong growth, the residential market in South Africa is set to lead global housing price increases by some estimates, although the rise in property values is expected to be slower...