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Despite South Africa exiting the technical recession following growth in the economy in the three months to September, the outlook for the country’s retail sector for 2019 continues to be subdued.
The World Bank issued a stark warning yesterday on the impact of the US and China trade war, which made a global recession by 2020 likely.
As the World Bank yesterday lowered its outlook for the South African economy, local economists said they predict an even gloomier outlook, with a sovereign ratings downgrade for the country this year.
Every year, designated employers in South Africa are obligated to submit an employment equity report reporting in accordance with Section 21 of the Employment Equity Act (EEA). The online deadline for submission of employment equity reports is 15 January, next week Tuesday.
South Africa's seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose further in December, supported by an improvement in business activity and higher new orders.
The Zimbabwean government on Wednesday said it commenced disciplinary hearings against junior medical doctors who embarked on a month-long strike action.
Retail giant Woolworths is to remove baby carriers from its stores after allegations that it copied the design.
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