Mining production grew 2.4% in January, more than double the figure expected

However, some economists think any meaningful bounce-back in January is unlikely, given the strengthening of the rand and other factors

Good and bad news from Fitch unit BMI about SA’s economy

BMI Research says while Cyril Ramaphosa offers hope for addressing the macroeconomic balance in SA, the ANC is still ideologically divided

WATCH: SA’s businesses are more optimistic, but remain on guard

RMB chief economist Ettienne le Roux talks to Business Day TV about what the business confidence data means

WATCH: Nene and his team woo investors

Busa president Jabu Mabuza talks to Business Day TV about the investor roadshow in London

Townships are poised to become major job creators, government says

The biggest challenge for economic development in rural and township economies is transforming them from markets to active economies

Business confidence improved markedly, but remains in contractionary territory

RMB says the ‘turn for the better in domestic politics’ and Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet reshuffle were behind the jump in the business ...

WATCH: What a minor rebound in manufacturing means

Sappi Southern Africa CEO Alex Thiel gives Business Day TV the manufacturers’ take on recent data

Ratings agencies are happy with SA, says Nene

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says SA is telling a "credible" economic story

Manufacturers expect a strong first quarter

Companies surveyed by the Manufacturing Circle expected a further increase in the first quarter of 2018

Land expropriation will be handled ‘responsibly’, Nhlanhla Nene reassures investors

The finance minister and Treasury officials met Fitch and Moody’s on Monday in London

Factory output surges on higher consumption of food and drinks

Production was also supported by the continued pick-up in global economic activity and trade, Investec says

Investment tracker points to optimism

This was mainly driven by manufacturers investing in property amid higher spending on salaries and wages.

SA’s bulk exports rise a far more modest 4.3% year on year in February after huge increase in January

TNPA says there was an error in the formula calculation for iron ore in January, which was fixed in February

WATCH: The recession that wasn’t and other tales of SA’s economy

Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt talks to Business Day TV about the direction the economy is taking and discusses what 2018 may hold

WATCH: What lies behind local banks’ robust results?

PwC’s head of banking and capital markets, Costa Nastas, talks to Business Day TV about the earnings growth in local banks

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Economists expect rebound in mining and manufacturing

China’s economic expansion and dollar uncertainty cloud outlook for commodity prices, a key factor for the performance of these sectors, writes Asha ...

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