• Year 2020
  • Author(s) Lesego Moshikaro (TIPS)
The Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) data for the second quarter of 2020 was published by Statistics South Africa on 29 September. The most important findings are the relatively heavy hit that the COVID-19 pandemic inflicted on lower-level workers, especially informal workers who are typically engaged in low paying and precarious work. The…"
Published in Policy Briefs
Main Bulletin: The Real Economy Bulletin - Third Quarter 2019   In this edition GDP growth: For the second time this year, the GDP contracted in the third quarter of 2019. In the past two years, the economy has reportedly shrunk in four quarters, underscoring the effects of the slowdown. Reported GDP growth has also…"
Published in Quarterly Bulletin
Main Bulletin: The Real Economy Bulletin - First Quarter 2019   In this edition GDP growth: The GDP declined in the first quarter of 2019, while the economy lost jobs. The downturn continues the trend of volatile growth rates that began five years ago. Previous quarterly downturns in this period, however, were driven by agriculture;…"
Published in Quarterly Bulletin
Main Bulletin: The Real Economy Bulletin - Fourth Quarter 2018 In this edition GDP growth: South Africa’s GDP grew by an estimated 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2018, after expanding 0.6% in the third quarter. For the year, the GDP grew 0.8%. Manufacturing and agriculture continue to grow, but construction and mining struggled. Read more.…"
Published in Quarterly Bulletin