Category: South Africa Business News

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3 Ways To Get Free Press Coverage For Your Business

The concept of earned media (i.e. PR) often scares entrepreneurs away, and not without cause—in order to get media coverage, many business owners turn to PR firm retainers ranging from $5,000-$20,000 per month. That’s not “earned” media anymore—it’s paid media. Expensive paid media. The truth is, most entrepreneurs can’t get their business off the ground […]

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Slowing in new mortgage lending in South Africa

Third quarter 2018 new mortgage lending data from the SARB showed a significant deterioration in year-on-year growth in the value of new mortgage loans granted compared to the previous quarter – the rate moving strongly into negative territory. This increasingly suggests that the mortgage market ended 2018 and started 2019 on a very weak footing, […]

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SA manufacturing PMI snaps 9 month contraction cycle

A gauge measuring South Africa’s manufacturing industry expanded for the first time in nine months in December as new-sales and export orders improved. Absa Group Ltd’s Purchasing Managers’ Index, compiled by the Stellenbosch-based Bureau for Economic Research, rose to 50.7 from 49.5 in November, the Johannesburg-based lender said in an emailed statement Wednesday. The reading […]

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After an ugly year, SA stocks may be set to rally

It’s been a rough year for South African stocks, but signals are emerging that they’re set for a rebound in 2019. Cheap valuations, flows into US exchange-traded funds and optimism among global analysts are some of the factors that suggest South Africa’s $445 billion equities market may recover from its worst year in the past […]

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