Treasury is hypocritical: Busa

The National Treasury is hypocritical for saying it is not in favour of ring-fencing taxes when it has done so for infrastructure projects, Business Unity SA says.
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Trade deficit widens

South Africa's trade deficit has widened more than expected in July, from a R190m shortfall in June, data from the South African Revenue Service shows.
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Household credit growth slows

The year-on-year growth in outstanding credit balances within the household sector has slowed to 4.1% at the end of July, Absa says.

Credit growth quickens to 9.77%

Growth in credit demand from South Africa's private sector quickened to 9.77% year-on-year in July from a revised 8.63% in June,says the Reserve Bank.

Food, tobacco take PPI higher

The producer price index for final manufactured goods climbed by 0.5% from June to July and was led by food products, beverages and tobacco products, data shows.

Headline producer inflation slows

South Africa's headline producer inflation has slowed year-on-year in July from 8.1% in June, says Statistics SA.

E-tolls 'only effective' funding option

E-tolling is the only effective funding model to improve Gauteng's road infrastructure, says an engineering body.
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SA mining at a crossroads

Mining in SA is facing perhaps the most uncertain time in its history, with lower rates of investment and major mining houses slimming down to core businesses.
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Refund e-toll users, says Fedusa

E-tolling should never have been implemented and those who have paid their e-toll bills should be refunded, the Federation of Unions of SA says.
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E-tolls an immoral project - Cosatu

E-tolls will add to the burden of the poor, who will be forced to pay more to travel on highways which were previously free of charge, says Cosatu.
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Survey to measure poverty in SA

Statistics SA will conduct a survey to measure the level of poverty and inequality in the country.
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Rand firms against the greenback

The rand has ended slightly firmer against the dollar on the back of a positive gross domestic product number.

JSE rises as economy ducks recession

Shares on the Johannesburg bourse have ticked higher as news the economy had avoided sinking into a recession sent a sigh of relief through the markets.
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Lonmin dismisses job cut reports

Lonmin says its immediate focus is to achieve a safe ramp-up of production in order to rebuild the business and restore profitability.

Private sector can rescue the economy

South Africa's economy can grow to above 5% if the ease of doing business in the country improves, says Investec economist Annabel Bishop.
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