Economy slips into recession

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Economy slips into recession

Economy slips into recession

The South African economy contracted by 1,4% in the fourth quarter of 2019, following a contraction of 0,8% (revised) in the third quarter.1 Transport and trade were the main drags on overall activity, according to the latest gross domestic product (GDP) figures. Seven of the ten industries contracted in the fourth quarter. Finance, mining and   read more »


Statistician-General to release Gross domestic product (GDP), Q4 2017

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Mining: a brief history

Mining: a brief history

The 1970s are best remembered for disco, bell-bottoms, and the mesmerising lava lamp. It was also the decade that saw South African mining forge ahead in its influence on the economy and employment. How has the economy in general, and mining in particular, shifted since then? Mining’s contribution to total economic production climbed in the   read more »


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Gariep

The Gariep Local Municipality covers approximately 8821 km2 and is characterised by mountains, hills and valleys. This area is well known for its stock farming of which sheep production is one of the dominating sectors. Source: (www.gariep.gov.za).read more »


Mpofana

The Mpofana Municipality is strategically located along the national N3 highway and is approximately 70 km from Pietermaritzburg. The Mooi River sits at the heart of the Midlands Meander with interesting attractions such as the Linen Loft and Sharrow Weaving. Stretches of the river offer boating facilities whilst the upper reaches are a fly fisherman's paradise. Further upstream, the Mooi River Falls are a marvellous site to watch when the river is flooded. The predominant occupation in the area is agriculture, with a wide range of agricultural products being produced. Dairy and stock farming are, however, the main farming activities (uMgungundlovu District Municipality IDP 2012/13).read more »


Abaqulusi

AbaQulusi Municipality is located in the northern part of KwaZulu-Natal and is approximately 1943 km2 in extent and has a population of about 211 060 people. It constitutes about 13.13% of the Zululand District Municipality, and is one of the five local municipalities that make up the district.

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Masilonyana

Masilonyana Local Municipality is within the district of Lejweleputsa. The municipality comprises five urban centres, namely, Theunissen, Masilo, Brandfort, Majwemasweu, Soutpan, Ikgogosenf, Verkeerdevlei, Tshepong, Winburg and Makeleketla including their rural areas. The administrative headquarters is in Theunissen/Masilo. It is centrally located in the Free State.

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Mafube

The Mafube Local Municipality is one of the local municipalities found within the Fezile Dabi District Municipality. The municipality was established in terms of section 12 of the Municipal Structures Act, 1998, following the local government elections of 2000.

The municipality is made up of four towns, namely Frankfort, Villiers, Cornelia and Tweeling. Frankfort serves as a home for the headquarters of the municipality.

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