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Zuma promises jobs and economic growth for 2017

Zuma promises jobs and economic growth for 2017

Zuma promises jobs and economic growth for 2017 IGNITING economic growth to create more jobs would be top of government’s agenda for 2017, President Jacob Zuma said in his New Year’s message to South Africans. Zuma described 2016 as a fruitful year in which government worked hard to fight poverty, inequality, unemployment, and reversing “the legacy of apartheid colonialism” through ... Read More »

SA retail sector set to improve in 2017

POSITIVE signs for the economy have increased hopes of improving trading conditions in 2017, leading to indicators pointing to improved conditions for the retail sector next year, says the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) The “SACSC Economic Brief” listed the respite in the violent and destructive student protests, an unchanged credit risk ratings by Fitch and Moody’s, and ... Read More »

SA employment rate goes up one percent

EMPLOYMENT levels in South Africa increased by 93,000 between June and September on a quarter-on-quarter basis, Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) said on Monday.(today) This reflected a net quarterly increase of one percent between June and September, following a revised decrease of 96,000 employees between March and June. StatsSA released the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for the third quarter of 2016 ... Read More »

Stagnant economy, yawning deficit keeps heat on Mugabe

Stagnant economy, yawning deficit keeps heat on Mugabe

Stagnant economy, yawning deficit keeps heat on Mugabe ZIMBABWE;s economy has stagnated this year while its budget deficit has exploded, the government said on Thursday, adding to President Robert Mugabe’s problems as he faces unprecedented protests over cash shortages and falling living standards. In his annual budget address, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa halved his 2016 economic growth estimate to 0.6 ... Read More »

SA GDP decline worries investors

SA GDP decline worries investors SOUTH African investors should be concerned about the stagnant economic growth which also has an adverse impact on business confidence, an economist said on Tuesday(today), after South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate slowed to 0.2 percent in the third quarter, recording a significant decline from 3.3 percent in the second quarter of this ... Read More »

Zim car rental company, Impala, launches SA offices

Zim car rental company, Impala, launches SA offices

IMPALA Car Rental ( ICR) a subsidiary of The Impala Group, is now on the ground in Johannesburg, will be officially opening its office next month (January 2017) as part of its expansion strategy for the new year. “People may not remember exactly what did or what you said, but they always remember how you made them feel” This statement ... Read More »

Harare Beitbridge highway to be rebuilt

ZIMBABWEAN using the Harare Beitbridge highway are finally expected to get some relief as construction of the busy is set to start next April after government on Wednesday (today) signed an agreement with the Austrian contractor Geiger international. The highway has been in use for over 55 years, way beyond its design life of 20 years. Efforts to rehabilitate the ... Read More »

Price freeze on Kalula online bookings

kulula.com on Monday (today) introduced a 24-hour “price freeze” facility for customers when booking their flights online to stop fare increases based on rising demand. Operated by Comair, kulula.com is a privately-owned low-fare airline, which runs more than 412 flights a week across 14 domestic routes. kulula.com marketing manager, Bridgette Ramuluvhana, said the “price freeze” facility would offer the convenience ... Read More »

ZAA nomination motivates Cape Town Zim businessman to do more

CAPE Town based Zimbabwean businessman and community leader, Julius Shamu has been nominated for the Personality of the year award at the upcoming ZimAchievers Awards to be held next month in Joburg. “I am honoured and excited to be nominated for the second time. It just shows how much faith and appreciation the community has been of my works. It ... Read More »

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