We have a new page on our website. And it is called the Economic Progress Index (EPI). The aim is to take a broad and detailed look at whether South Africa's economy is truly making any progress, compared to where it was in 2010. We are using 2010 as our base to track SA's economic progress.
We take a look at the performance of Famous Brands, Taste and Spur over time. And in particular the massive decline in Famous Brands after their latest trading statement. Enjoy our interactive graphic.
We take a look at the latest Bowler Metcalf (BCF) financial results. And while they made a loss due to impairment charges, their revenue showed strong growth while cost increases were kept to a minimum.
Our new "Sector Comparison Page" will focus on showing the returns of various shares listed on the JSE in the same industry over time, using our interactive graphic that recalculates the returns based on the dates selected. And any combination of shares available in the graphic can be pitted against one another.
Sentiment indicator. The darker blue the more the index increased from starting date selected. The darker red the graphic the more the index declined from starting date selected. The lighter the colour and the lower the peaks, the less movement took place in the index.
SA's economy has entered it's second recession in the last 9 years. And the only president to have shown a worse economic performance than President Zupta, is Kgalema Motlanthe, who unfortunately presided over South Africa during the financial crises that caused recessions the world over.
South Africa's inflation heat map. South Africa's inflation heading in the right direction, sadly idiotic ideas by the ANC such as nationalising the Reserve Bank could have a negative impact on South Africa's inflation rate.
Treasury cut Statistics South Africa's funding by around 13% or around R400million. We take a look at the potential impact this will have on the level and quality of data published by the statistics agency. (Image courtesy of GCIS)
We take a closer look at the main contributors to South Africa's inflation rate and find that four main groups drives inflation more than 8 other groups combined. They are Food and Non Alcoholic Beverages, Housing, Transport and Miscellaneous goods and services.
We take a look at SA's municipalities spending on consultants as a percentage of overall spending. And it seems like our municipalities are hopelessly incompetent as they spent almost R1billion on consultants in first 3 months of 2017 alone.
We take a look at capital expenditure (capex) of the public sector between 2015 and 2016, and find that Capex in state owned enterprises declined, but increased for provincial and national departments
Ever wondered how many people live in each province of South Africa? Or how big each province is in terms of square kilometers? Or how many cars per province? This page called "SA by Numbers" takes a look at SA in numbers.