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Construction index improves in Q4, but 2018 average is below year before

Construction index improves in Q4, but 2...

A recovery in the 2018 fourth-quarter Afrimat Construction Index ACI has failed to lift the index to a higher level than the year before, but economist Dr Roelof Botha is optimistic that construction sector activity could improve in 2019.The ACI, which Botha compiles on behalf of JSE-listed Afrimat, shows that the average value of the index in 2018 was 4.7% lower than in 2017, and highlights that the South African construction sector has been underperforming since the end of the recession in 2009. “When compared to the same quarter a year ago, five of the eight constituent indicators remained in the red, with substantial declines in the value of building plans passed and completed, as well...

A recovery in the 2018 fourth-quarter Afrimat Construction Index ACI has failed to lift the index to a higher level than the year before, but economist Dr Roelof Botha is optimistic that construction sector activity could improve in 2019.The ACI,...

A recovery in the 2018 fourth-quarter Afrimat Construction Index ACI has failed to lift the index to a higher level than the year before, but...

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Better planning needed to ensure jobs for skilled persons in water, energy sectors

Better planning needed to ensure jobs fo...

About 300 000 graduates in the energy and water sectors in South Africa are seeking employment, some of whom even re-enter into learnerships to stay in the economically active loop, says Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority acting CEO Mpho Mookapele. Speaking at the Skills Development Summit, on Tuesday, she questioned where these sectors were going wrong in terms of employing those have received training and skills development. She also suggested that there was something wrong with the skills development system at a national level, with a lack of proper skills planning. “The government gives us [as training authorities and institutions] targets and the institutions...

About 300 000 graduates in the energy and water sectors in South Africa are seeking employment, some of whom even re-enter into learnerships to stay in the economically active loop, says Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority...

About 300 000 graduates in the energy and water sectors in South Africa are seeking employment, some of whom even re-enter into learnerships to stay...

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OUTLOOK PUBLISHING - RAUBEX INFRA BUSINESS BROCHURE

OUTLOOK PUBLISHING - RAUBEX INFRA BUSINE...

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THE INVESTMENT IMPLICATIONS OF THE BUDGET 2019

THE INVESTMENT IMPLICATIONS OF THE BUDGE...

JOHANNESBURG Treasury now expects widening deficits resulting from the Eskom income statement support being greater than under-spending elsewhere. The main fiscal deficit is expected to widen to 4.7 percent of gross domestic product GDP in the 2019/20 financial, before narrowing to 4.3 percent in the 2021/22 financial year. The self-imposed spending ceiling will be breached and the debt to GDP ratio has been lifted slightly to 58.9 percent from 58.5 percent previously and is expected to peak at 60.2 percent in 2023/24. The government also experienced a marked deterioration in contingent liabilities. The budget does not change our expectation that Moody’s will change the government’s...

JOHANNESBURG Treasury now expects widening deficits resulting from the Eskom income statement support being greater than under-spending elsewhere. The main fiscal deficit is expected to widen to 4.7 percent of gross domestic product GDP in the...

JOHANNESBURG Treasury now expects widening deficits resulting from the Eskom income statement support being greater than under-spending elsewhere....

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