Main Bulletin: The Real Economy Bulletin - Third Quarter 2018  In this edition GDP growth: South Africa’s third quarter GDP grew by an estimated 0.6% in the second quarter of 2018, reversing the contraction experienced in the first and second quarter of the year. Significant differences emerged between sectors, however, with growth in agriculture and…"
Published in Quarterly Bulletin

  • Year 2016
  • Organisation Central Bank of Lesotho
  • Author(s) Senei Molapo; Moeti Damane
  • Countries and Regions Lesotho
Session 5: Mining and Economic Growth"
Monday, 18 April 2016

Revised IMF growth forecasts

  • Year 2016
  • Author(s) Neva Makgetla
In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF revised downward its growth forecast for most countries and for the world as a whole. This note briefly reviews some of the key revisions. "
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2015
  • Author(s) Stephanie Seguino
This briefing note considers three key questions about inflation targeting in South Africa, drawing on international experience as well as an assessment of the conceptual framework for monetary policy. First, does inflation in the low single digits promote development and growth? If not, raising interest rates at low rates of inflation may not…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2012
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair; Peet du Plooy
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the main indicator used to measure economic activity. However, GDP is not designed to assess the welfare of a nation. This policy brief recommends the construction of a tailor-made sustainability indicator for South Africa, based on the Adjusted Net Savings methodology that would track the country's progress on…"
Published in Policy Briefs