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Fracking pollutes drinking water: action group

The government must stop the process of regulating shale gas exploration until it has considered all the evidence, the Treasure Karoo Action Group says.

Footwear sector shows promising jobs growth

Employment in the footwear and leather sector has grown by 5% between 2012 and 2014 as the industry stabilises, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

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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