Consumer Price Index – Statistical release

The headline CPI (for all urban areas) annual inflation rate in January 2015 was 4,4%. This rate was 0,9 of a percentage point lower than the corresponding annual rate of 5,3% in December 2014. On average, prices decreased by 0,2% between December 2014 and January 2015. The food and non-alcoholic beverages index increased by 0,9% […]

Power cuts push traders to the edge

When Mike Atkins opens his factory in the mornings, he is not sure if he will be taking stock – or counting his losses. Rolling blackouts have hit his small frozen foods business hard, with staff often arriving at stores across the city to find their products thawed and rancid, the blood from defrosted fish […]

Cape Chamber responds to SONA

Looking beyond the messy politics of the State of the Nation Address, the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it could only see the Government digging itself into an ever deeper hole. “There was no real progress on any front but there was plenty to be worried about,” said Ms Janine Myburgh, President of […]

Chamber urges South Africans to use Liquid Petroleum Gas

February 9, 2015 South Africa needs to make more use of Liquid Petroleum Gas to take some of the load off Eskom’s failing electricity grid, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “The best way to help Eskom will be to find alternatives to electricity and we can do that by promoting the use […]