Wholesale trade sales down 6.3% y/y in April

Measured in real terms (constant 2012 prices), wholesale trade sales decreased by 6.3% year on year in April 2015, data from Stats SA showed on Thursday... Seasonally adjusted wholesale trade sales decreased by 6.5% in April 2015 compared with March 2015. This followed month-on-month increases of...

19 Jun 2015

WEF report: SA bottom of the class in maths, science

When it comes to the quality of maths and science education, South Africa is bottom of the class, according to a World Economic Forum report. The comprehensive report ranks 148 economies across a number of categories. In some SA ranks reasonably well, but the quality of our educational system ranks...

3 Jun 2014

McKinsey report on rise of the African consumer out now

The latest McKinsey report offers a detailed profile of African consumers, including their demographics, behavior and needs. In one of the first studies of its kind, the company's Africa Consumer Insights Center surveyed 13 000 consumers in ten African countries, with a focus on the largest cities....

12 Nov 2012

Correction: black diamonds purchasing power

In Wednesday's black diamonds story, the total purchasing power spending of black diamonds is actually R237 billion, not million, as previously stated. We apologise for the errors.

20 Aug 2010

Win with your opinion

British price comparison site PriceDude.co.uk has launched a competition aimed at encouraging people to share their opinions on everything from movies, books, music and travel. In a prize draw to take place at the end of August, they will be giving away £200 ($400). It's free to enter - the only...

17 Jul 2007

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