Mbalo Brief – July 2019

South Africa was one of the 19 countries participating in the 14th G20 (Group of 20) Summit which was held from 28 to 29 June 2019 in Osaka, Japan. The participants of the G20 Summit were leaders from 19 countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America and the European Union(EU). During the 2019 G20 Summit, eight themes were discussed to ensure Global Sustainable Development set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030. The eight themes were Global Economy, Trade and Investment, Innovation, Environment and Energy, Employment, Women’s Empowerment, Development, and Health. These themes are in line with South Africa’s focus areas as outlined in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) that was delivered on 20 June 2019. In this month’s issue of Mbalo Brief, our educational article is based on the Survey of Employers and the Self-employed (SESE) 2017 published by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on 19 March 2019. The aim of the SESE is to provide information about the characteristics of businesses in the informal sector in South Africa and furnish an understanding of their operation and access to services. Also have a look at our monthly crossword puzzle and solutions for the June 2019 puzzle. Articles published in this issue are based on results of industry surveys conducted for the months ranging from March to April 2019, such as Manufacturing and the Wholesale trade, to name a few.

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