Real gross domestic expenditure rose to 5.1% in the fourth quarter of 2011 as a result of increases in real final consumption expenditure by the household sector and general government as well as sustained growth in real gross fixed capital formation said the Reserve Bank.

The Port of Ngqurais which represents Transnet's solution to South Africa's long-time shortage of container capacity has been officially unveiled by President Jacob Zuma. The project has received a R3.2 billion investment from the National Ports Authority (NPA) of South Africa.

The deficit on the current account decreased from 4.1% in the third quarter of 2011 to 3.6% in the fourth quarter according the results of the March Quarterly Bulletin released by the Reserve Bank.

Research shows that the current strategies employed by young people to help improve their prospects for job-readiness are limited and largely ineffective. Here are a few practical solutions for job seekers with no experience and no qualifications.

A Co-operative Development Agency and Co-operatives tribunal is being established by the Department of Trade and Industry with the aim of bolstering support to co-operatives that can play a meaningful role in the economic and social development of its members, said Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe.

Business incubation has been identified as a key component of economic transformation, however small businesses first need to stabilise and become sustainable before they can start creating jobs according to SMME specialists.

Businesses operating within the travel and tourism sector can now earn maximum BEE points through Tourism Marketing Levy South Africa (TOMSA). If you don't know how to capitalize on this offer EconoBee can help you.

Growing skills shortages in the Oil and Gas sector in South Africa has forced businesses to import skilled professionals to fill the massive gaps created by locals. As a result unemployed South Africans are missing out on much needed job opportunities.

The official launching of the Dube Trade Port has highlighted the many positive developments in the airport city in the areas of agriculture and food security. According to President Jacob Zuma this progressive step would pave the way for high volumes of high quality produce in South Africa.

South Africa is joining the world in observing the 101st International Women's Day which is used to highlight the plight of rural woman and how they can be brought out of hunger and poverty.



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