Category Archives: Debt, liquidation and insolvencies

Poverty Trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 & 2015

  Media Release                                                                                                        22 August 2017 Poverty Trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 & 2015 The proportion of the population living in poverty declined from 66,6% (31,6 million persons) in 2006 to 53,2% (27,3 million) in 2011, but increased to   read more »


Non-financial census of municipalities, 2016

Media Release                                                                                                                                                          31 May 2017 Non-financial census of municipalities, 2016  The results of the latest Non-financial census of municipalities (NFCM) released   read more »


Indebted South Africans showing resilience?

Despite rising interest rates and worsening economic conditions, South Africans seem to be coping with their debt. Data from the South African Reserve Bank and Stats SA’s Statistics of civil cases for debt release indicates some resilience on the part of South African debtors. The South African Reserve Bank hiked the repo rate twice in   read more »


A quick look at debt in the private sector

A quick look at debt in the private sector

Data from Stats SA’s Annual financial statistics (AFS) report shows that the debt-to-equity ratio for the private sector as a whole has dropped since 2005. The debt-to-equity ratio is a measure of how much debt a company or industry has incurred to finance its operations relative to equity. Debt refers to how much an industry   read more »