New road and driving regulations will be pointless

THE existing road and driving regulations are not working because they are not being enforced and new regulations will be pointless until there has been a drastic improvement in enforcement, says The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “To give you an idea of how hopeless enforcement is, I can tell you that our provincial […]

Chamber welcomes Governments commitment to speed-up payments

A commitment by the Government to speed up payments to suppliers, particularly those in the small business world, was welcomed by the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “Late payments from National and provincial departments has been a major problem for business and we really don’t see any reason why the 30-day goal cannot be […]

Chamber expresses concern regarding City rates and tariff increases

THE Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry has expressed great concern at the battery of proposed City Council rates and tariff increases for the new municipal year as all of them are well above the current official CPI rate of inflation of around 4,0 percent. This was made clear by Chamber members after a presentation […]

Headline Producer Price Index (PPI) March 2015

Headline PPI  March 2015 The annual percentage change in the PPI for final manufactured goods was 3,1% in March 2015 (compared with 2,6% in February 2015). From February 2015 to March 2015 the PPI for final manufactured goods increased by 1,8%. The main contributor to the annual rate of 3,1% was food products, beverages and […]