Half of the world's coal is produced and consumed in China
Two SA artists are among the top-selling 100 by turnover in the year to June 2019: Marlene Dumas ($7.7m) and William Kentridge ($3.9m)
R26.4bn is the value of debt owed to Eskom by municipalities at the end of October
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One third of plant species in tropical Africa are threatened with extinction, a new study published in the journal Science Advances suggests
4.8m donkeys a year are killed for their hides, which are used to make ejiao in China. It is gelatine-based traditional medicine, thought to improve blood ...
R62.6bn is the value of irregular spending at government departments, the auditor-general found in the 2019 financial year
The Cuban government earns $6bn-$8bn exporting doctors, which is far more than it makes from tourism. Leasing doctors to other countries is the main source of ...
Stats SA, in its inequality trends report published last week, says earnings and unemployment figures between 2011 and 2015 show ‘heavily racialised ...
SA’s official unemployment rate was 29.1% in the second quarter, the number rises to 38.5% when you include discouraged jobseekers
2.7% was the growth of global maritime trade in 2018 to reach 11bn tons
60% is the average level of all SA’s water reservoirs this week, against 73.3% in the same period last year
Over 90% of the US Netflix library is accessible through the SA version
The top 20 companies have contributed to 480bn tons of carbon dioxide equivalent since 1965
R3.2bn is the value of the cash injection that the National Treasury will hand to the SABC. R2.1bn of that was transferred this week
60 to 65 years is when most South Africans formally retire. SA labour legislation does not make provision for a retirement age
5,270 jobs will be lost in the platinum sector after Sibanye-Stillwater, owner of the Marikana mine, issued a notice saying it would close three ageing shafts