Conditions in the manufacturing sector fell to a 14-month low in July, highlighting the damaging effect of SA’s stricter lockdown measures and the fallout of the recent violent protests 

The Absa purchasing managers’ index (PMI) — one of the first data points to tally the impact of these adverse events on SA’s economy —  suffered a record single month decline of almost 14 points in July, as it slid to 43.5 index points, down from 57.4 in June. ..

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