Tuesday, 08 September 2020 13:35

GDP contracts by 51% under lockdown

The South African economy contracted by a staggering 51% in Quarter 2 of 2020, as the country reeled from the consequences of the COVID-19 enforced lockdown, Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke has revealed.

While retirement in its broadest sense represents a change in lifestyle in one way or another, the fact is, the traditional concept of retirement has changed significantly over the past few decades, with, for example many people in their 60s still very active and in their 70s still working, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

Thursday, 15 November 2018 11:45

How politics is driving the value of the rand

In recent years the financial market landscape has changed dramatically, and the way we analyse countries and their risk has followed suit.

Labour issues, late payment and slow growth ‘catastrophic’ for the sector, says Master Builders’ Association North.

The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa's (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period January to June 2018 recently released indicates positive news, that the construction sector has seen growth for the first time in six quarters. 

South Africa is likely to exit its technical recession in the third quarter, the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) said on Tuesday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there is a need to radically transform urban spatial planning to ensure that citizens, particularly the poor and the working class, live closer to places of work and amenities.

According to StatsSA CPI (Consumer Price Index) figures, residential rental inflation has been outstripping average house price inflation of late.

The FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index gained 13 points to register a level of 41 in 2Q2016.

Perhaps one contributing factors to the formation of residential property “bubbles” or “overshoots” across the world over the years is the lengthy leads and lags between the start of a “negative” economic event, such as an interest rate hiking cycle, and the start of a rising trend in bad debt levels.

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