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Fast Facts 2017

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Wathint’ Abafazi, wathint’ Imbokodo - August 2017

Contents

  • Wathint’ Abafazi, wathint’ Imbokodo
  • Women in society
  • Health and welfare
  • Women at work
  • A learning curve
  • Public participation
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Fast Stats

South Africa losing out on foreign investment - July 2017

This edition – ‘South Africa losing out on foreign investment’ – follows up on the June Fast Facts, which looked at fixed investment in South Africa. In this issue, the IRR gives an overview of investment in South Africa by foreigners as well as of South Africans’ investments across the globe. Worth noting is that, while the value of foreign investment in South Africa used to exceed the value of South African investments offshore, the relationship between the two is now reversed, as investing in the country becomes less appealing. At the same time, the country is increasingly exposed to speculative portfolio inflows, which have a tendency to be unstable.

The Fast Stats pages, with financial and other statistics, are included.

Fixed investment on shaky ground – June 2017

Contents

  • Fixed investment on shaky ground
  • All fixed investment 
  • Fixed investment: Public and private 
  • Sectoral fixed investment 
  • FastSTATS

Non-communicable diseases barely at heart of policy – May 2017

Contents

  • Non-communicable diseases barely at heart of policy 
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease and hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity, tabacco and treatment of chronic lifestyle diseases
  • Mortality
  • FastSTATS

South Africa's Quality of Life: A brief reading – April 2017

Contents

  • South Africa's Quality of Life: A brief reading
  • Gauging South Africa's quality of life 
  • Education, employment and income 
  • Access to services 
  • Health and security 
  • Quality of Life Index (QOLI) 
  • FastSTATS

 

Soft infrastructure flaws underpin lukewarm global competitiveness – March 2017

Contents 

  • Soft infrastructure flaws underpin lukewarm global competitiveness 
  • Economic activity 
  • Institutional environment 
  • Hard infrastructure
  • Soft infrastructure 
  • FastSTATS 

Squeezing blood from a stone – February 2017

Contents

  • Squeezing blood from a stone 
  • Rising tax to GDP
  • Social protection and housing 
  • Rising debt costs 
  • A doubtful outlook 
  • Burdened households
  • An uncertain future 
  • The tax take
  • Fast Stats

Auditing racial transformation – January 2017

Contents

  • Auditing racial transformation 
  • Population breakdown 
  • Education
  • Economic participation
  • Income and expenditure 
  • Authority
  • Conclusion
  • Fast Stats

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Wathint’ Abafazi, wathint’ Imbokodo - August 2017

Contents

  • Wathint’ Abafazi, wathint’ Imbokodo
  • Women in society
  • Health and welfare
  • Women at work
  • A learning curve
  • Public participation
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Fast Stats

South Africa losing out on foreign investment - July 2017

This edition – ‘South Africa losing out on foreign investment’ – follows up on the June Fast Facts, which looked at fixed investment in South Africa. In this issue, the IRR gives an overview of investment in South Africa by foreigners as well as of South Africans’ investments across the globe. Worth noting is that, while the value of foreign investment in South Africa used to exceed the value of South African investments offshore, the relationship between the two is now reversed, as investing in the country becomes less appealing. At the same time, the country is increasingly exposed to speculative portfolio inflows, which have a tendency to be unstable.

The Fast Stats pages, with financial and other statistics, are included.

Fixed investment on shaky ground – June 2017

Contents

  • Fixed investment on shaky ground
  • All fixed investment 
  • Fixed investment: Public and private 
  • Sectoral fixed investment 
  • FastSTATS

Non-communicable diseases barely at heart of policy – May 2017

Contents

  • Non-communicable diseases barely at heart of policy 
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease and hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity, tabacco and treatment of chronic lifestyle diseases
  • Mortality
  • FastSTATS

South Africa's Quality of Life: A brief reading – April 2017

Contents

  • South Africa's Quality of Life: A brief reading
  • Gauging South Africa's quality of life 
  • Education, employment and income 
  • Access to services 
  • Health and security 
  • Quality of Life Index (QOLI) 
  • FastSTATS

 

Soft infrastructure flaws underpin lukewarm global competitiveness – March 2017

Contents 

  • Soft infrastructure flaws underpin lukewarm global competitiveness 
  • Economic activity 
  • Institutional environment 
  • Hard infrastructure
  • Soft infrastructure 
  • FastSTATS 

Squeezing blood from a stone – February 2017

Contents

  • Squeezing blood from a stone 
  • Rising tax to GDP
  • Social protection and housing 
  • Rising debt costs 
  • A doubtful outlook 
  • Burdened households
  • An uncertain future 
  • The tax take
  • Fast Stats

Auditing racial transformation – January 2017

Contents

  • Auditing racial transformation 
  • Population breakdown 
  • Education
  • Economic participation
  • Income and expenditure 
  • Authority
  • Conclusion
  • Fast Stats

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