Infrastructure Fund To Be Fleshed Out In February Budget – 25 October 2018

The specifics of the infrastructure fund, announced as part of South Africa’s stimulus package, will be announced in the February 2019 Budget. “The infrastructure initiative announced by the President [Cyril Ramaphosa] builds on efforts to transform public infrastructure provision. It will support projects with “blended” finance, combining capital from the public and private sectors and…

Commercial Farms Begin Census – 15 October 2018

Hundreds of fieldworkers from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) descended on farms across the country today as Stats SA began data collection for the 2017 Census of Commercial Agriculture (CoCA). Leading the charge was Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke who visited the Elandsfontein Farm in Bapsfontein in Ekurhuleni. Maluleke said the census was prompted by the importance of agriculture to…