US manufacturing dropped sharply for the second consecutive month in February with across-the-board declines in nearly every category of product, the Federal Reserve reported Friday.
Stats SA data shows mining production decreased by 3.3% year-on-year in January as pressure on the sector continues.
The latest data that Statistics South Africa has released shows a slight improvement in manufacturing output on a year-on-year basis
Robots replacing human workers in the manufacturing were at the top of the agenda at the Manufacturing Indaba in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.
South Africa’s unemployment rate worsened to 27.2% in the second quarter of 2018.
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