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Feb 2015
Rand falls as trade deficit widens
Source: Business Day

A wider than expected January trade deficit saw the rand lose more than 1% on Friday on concerns that the current account of the balance of payments would continue to be under pressure, making SA more vulnerable to capital outflows.
2 March 2015

Drought puts maize harvest in peril
Source: Business Day

SA looks set to harvest its smallest maize crop in eight years because of severe drought conditions in large production areas, which could lead to white maize shortages.
27 February 2015

Nene slaps SA with tax hikes
Source: BusinessReport

South Africa’s twin challenges of stunted economic growth and slowing government revenue pushed Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene yesterday to announce income tax increases for the first time in 20 years, while at the same time pledging to keep a tight rein on spending and wastage.
26 February 2015

Droogte in Noordwes: ‘Ellende kom’
Source: Netwerk24

Boere in droogtegeteisterde gebiede in Noordwes kan die seisoen tot ’n 60% kleiner oesopbrengs as normaalweg verwag.
26 February 2015

Oil, gas legislation to remain within current act, for now, says Ramatlhodi
Source: Business Day

LEGISLATION governing the oil and gas sector will remain within the Mineral resources and Petroleum Development Act for the time being, says Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.
25 February 2015

FNB Civil

The FNB/BER Civil confidence index rose by 4 points, from 44 to 48 in 2014Q3. Confidence was higher despite a sharp fall in construction work during the quarter. The fall in construction activity also weighed on overall profitability.
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