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Here’s how much you can expect to pay for petrol in February 2019

South African motorists can expect further relief at the pumps in February, with mid-month data from the Central Energy Fund showing a slight drop in the petrol price. The data shows the petrol price...

Why are so many of South Africa’s youth unemployed?

The reasons for the high level of youth unemployment have been discussed ad nausea, and, of course, the downgrade of South Africa’s sovereign credit rating by the three most important ratings...

Economy shows moderate uptick, remains volatile

Although the June 2016 BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index (BETI) – a measure of all South African interbank transactions under R5m– recorded a slight month-on-month increase, there are signs that the South...

SA manufacturing PMI snaps 9 month contraction cycle

A gauge measuring South Africa’s manufacturing industry expanded for the first time in nine months in December as new-sales and export orders improved. Absa Group Ltd’s Purchasing Managers’ Index, compiled by the...

New car licence fee increases announced

South African motorists can expect to pay much more in national licensing transaction fees in 2019. This was confirmed by a government gazette published on Friday (8 March) in which minister of Transport, Blade...


Instagram moves into E-commerce with shopping button

Facebook-owned Instagram on Tuesday made a move into potentially lucrative e-commerce by adding an option to buy products shown off in posts by selected...


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