The Economic Indicators: Monitoring the South African Economy short course teaches you how to use the available data sources and appropriate techniques to measure the macroeconomic performance of the South African economy. The central focus of the course is on extracting meaningful information from the different types of economic indicators available in the daily press and specialist data collection institutions. The course also deals with basic economic and statistical manipulation techniques with the aim of extracting information from raw data. Emphasis is placed on the meaningful interpretation of the information in order to compile an informed opinion on the state of economic performance. Practical training is provided on ways of presenting this information to assist in the decision-making process.