• South Africa
    Employment decreased in 2016 second quarter

    Employment declined in the second quarter of 2016 by 129 000 to 15.5 million, Statistics South Africa said on Thursday. “A total 15.5 million people are working in South Africa and unemployment has tipped just a little bit by 0.1 % in this quarter,” Statistician General Pali Lehohla said at a media briefing to release the […]

  • 282 000 jobs lost in South Africa

    Statistics South Africa today announced that our economy grew at only 2.7 % in the first quarter of this year, significantly slower than the 3,2 % achieved in the last quarter of 2011. These figures show that South Africa is now growing slower than almost every other developing country: India (6,1 %), Indonesia (6,3 %), […]

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