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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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Letsemeng

The Letsemeng Local Municipality is situated in the south-western part of the Free State province. Its geographical area is approximately 10 192 km, which makes up 29,8% of the total Xhariep District Municipality geographical area. The five towns within LetsemengLocal Municipality are Koffiefontein, where the municipality head office is situated, Jacobsdal, Luckhoff, Oppermansgronde and Petrusburg. (www.letsemeng.gov.za)

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Kopanong

The Kopanong Local Municipalityis situated in southern Free State. It has the largest surface area of the three local municipalities in the Xhariep district, covering 15 190 km2.

The nine towns situated in Kopanong are Trompsburg(municipal head office), Gariep Dam, Springfontein, Bethulie, Philippolis, Jagersfontein, Fauresmith, Edenburgand Reddersburg.

Kopanong has an immense potential for tourism. The largest dam in South Africa, the Gariep Dam, is situated at the southern border of the region. The potential of this huge water body for tourism is endless.

It is ideal for water sport such as sailing, windsurfing, fishing, etc. It is also the venue of the Gariep 500 rubberduck race, which is the longest inland rubber-duck race in the world, and the Gariep Water Sport Festival.

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Mohokare

The Mohokare Local Municipality, in the Xhariep District is situated in the south-eastern Free State. The district has three local municipalities. The towns in the Mohokare municipal area are Zastron, Smithfield and Rouxville.

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Naledi

There are two municipalities in South Africa with the name Naledi, one in the Free State province and the other in the North West province. Naledi Local Municipality in the Free State province is located in the Xhariep District Municipality, sharing its eastern border with the country of Lesotho.read more »


Matjhabeng

Matjhabeng Local Municipality is one of the local municipalities under Lejweleputswa District in the Free State province and is one of five local municipalities.The major cities are Allanridge, Hennenman, Odendaalsrus, Ventersburg, Virginia and Welkom.(http://www.localgovernment.co.za/south-africa/local-municipality/44/matjhabeng-local-municipality)read more »


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