Mbalo Brief – September 2015

Excitement was in the air in South Africa when Durban was announced as the host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games on 2 September 2015. This is going to be the first time that these games will be held in the African continent since the inception of the Commonwealth games in 1930. This is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from Commonwealth of Nations (53 independent states from the five regions). The games included in this event are netball, hockey, aquatics and athletics, just to name a few. The games are scheduled to be held from the 18 to 29 of July 2022, marking the birthday of South African icon Nelson Mandela. The games will contribute towards infrastructure development which will in turn contribute to the economic growth of the country.

In this eighth issue of Mbalo Brief, our educational article focus on the findings contained in Report No. 03-10-05 of 2011 titled Gender Statistics in South Africa, 2011. The article compares the life circumstances and living conditions of men and women in South Africa in 2011 with regards to education, health status, employment status and income. Also included in this issue are our monthly articles such as the Producer price index (PPI), Mining, Motor trade sales, Tourism and migration and Land transport survey. Once more, we have our monthly crossword puzzle to tease your brain and solutions for the August 2015 puzzle. Articles published in this issue are based on results of industry surveys conducted for the months ranging from May, June, to July 2015 which were published by Stats SA in August and September 2015.

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