South Africa’s economy faced another challenging year in 2016, as soft commodity prices, slow domestic demand and an uncertain political outlook combined to limit growth, with prospects for the...
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Economic Update | South Africa Year in Review 2016
19 Jan 2017
Economic Update | Footfall swings toward smaller outlets in South Africa’s retail sector
23 Nov 2016
Growth in trading density – a measure of turnover per sq metre of retail space – for South Africa’s larger malls has lagged behind that of smaller shopping centres, in part a reflection of the...
Economic Update | South African retailers look to year-end bounce
27 Oct 2016
Sales growth in South Africa’s retail sector has cooled, a result of a slow economy and conservative consumer sentiment, but there is cause for cautious optimism as the approach of summer and...
Economic Update | Manufacturing helped South Africa’s economy avoid recession
28 Sep 2016
Stronger performance in the manufacturing industry helped keep South Africa’s economy out of a recession, and has led to a slight upward revision in annual growth forecasts.
Economic Update | Leaner times for South African insurers
26 Jul 2016
A cooling economy and reduced spending is expected to limit growth in South Africa’s insurance industry through to the end of the year, with operators likely to struggle to increase market share and...