SA’s GDP grows by 3.1% in second quarter
South Africa’s gross domestic product increased by 3.1% in the second quarter of 2019, Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke revealed on Tuesday. Addressing reporters in Cape Town, Risenga highlighted several industries that had contributed positively to the growth. The mining and quarrying industry, statistics revealed, increased by 14.4% and contributed 1.0... Read more
Ford gives 67,000 women to  dignity
Ford South Africa is reaching out to young women for Mandela Day this year by supporting a project that will be providing 67 000 learners with locally-made, eco-friendly reusable feminine hygiene products. Ford donated R1-million to the Afribiz Foundation in support of the non-profit organisation’s outstanding, ongoing efforts to supply... Read more
SA pursues investments, direct funds to create jobs
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government will this year continue to pursue the investment drive which was announced last year, and that the money will be directed to programmes that will create jobs. He said this when he led the debate on the Presidency’s budget vote in the National... Read more
Jobs  increase for non-agricultural business sector
Jobs in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased by 22,000 in the first quarter of 2019, results of the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) have revealed. Compiled by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), the report reveals that jobs in the sector had in the quarter risen from 10,152,000 to 10 174,000. “This was... Read more
JBay gets ready for this year’s Corona Open
With just over three weeks to go before the start of the 2019 Corona JBay Open, the town of Jeffreys Bay is getting ready for the biggest surfing event in South Africa. The Corona JBay Open is the anchor event of the JBay Winterfest, and is a huge attraction... Read more
VW surf open kicks off
With record entries of women surfers from Africa and abroad, this weekend’s Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing promises enticing action and outstanding prizes on and off the surfline. The 2019 Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing presented by Hurley which kicks of this week has attracted a stellar field, with... Read more
Mvoko to lead EC’s economic development portfolio
Mlungisi Mvoko, previously with human settlements and was the acting education MEC has been appointed as the MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism. Mvoko was appointed as a member of the Eastern Cape legislature in 2018, following his election as African National Congress deputy provincial chairman. Read more
Technology  boost for Eastern Cape schools
An innovative initiative by the government to supply modern technology equipment to disadvantaged schools in rural areas is set to change the lives of learners at these schools. Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and her deputy Pinky Kekana on Friday launched the two Cyber Labs at the Nolitha Special School... Read more
MBSA gives EC government update on billion rand investment
Eastern Cape Member of the Executive Council for Finance, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane paid a special visit to the Mercedes-Benz Plant in East London. The purpose of MEC Mabuyane’s visit to the plant was to discuss the progress made to the expansion programme of... Read more
Formal sector employment grows
The Quarterly Employment Survey (QES), one of two surveys conducted by StatsSA, showed that employment in the formal sector grew by 158 000 during the 12 months of 2018. During the last three months of last year, employment grew by 87 000. The survey excludes data on agriculture and... Read more