Bureau for Economic Research

The Bureau for Economic Research (BER) is a research institute at Stellenbosch University with strong links to the Department of Economics.

Primarily, the BER focuses on the South African macro economy and selected economic sectors. The BER monitors and forecasts economic trends, and identifies and analyses factors, both locally and internationally, that affect South African businesses.

More information is available at  http://www.ber.ac.za.

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BER Weekly

20 February 2017
In the domestic section we review the latest employment, retail trade and inflation data from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). The labour data showed that despite a quarterly dip in the unemployment rate in 2016Q4, annual job growth remained weak. Subdued employment growth makes Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's job to balance the books in Wednesday's...

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BER Weekly

20 February 2017
In the domestic section we review the latest employment, retail trade and inflation data from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). The labour data showed that despite a quarterly dip in the unemployment rate in 2016Q4, annual job growth remained weak. Subdued employment growth makes Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's job to balance the books in Wednesday's...

Read the full issue