South Africa’s quarterly deterioration was “modest compared with that of other countries,” according to Business Report, which noted that, for the same period, GDP had fallen by 3.8% in the US, 4.3% in Thailand, 8.4% in Taiwan and 12.7% in Japan. It was the first quarterly contraction since the third quarter of 1998, and the biggest contraction since the fourth quarter of 1992, when South Africa’s GDP declined by 3.5%. South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) figure at market prices for the fourth quarter of 2008 shrunk by 1.8% quarter-on-quarter, from 0.2% growth in the third quarter, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Tuesday. Sectors that contributed to the negative fourth-quarter GDP figure include manufacturing and the electricity, gas and water industry. The wholesale and retail trade and hotels and restaurants sectors did not contribute to growth at all. SAinfo reporter and BuaNews 25 February 2009 Positive contributions to fourth-quarter economic growth came from finance, real estate and business services; agriculture, forestry and fishing; as well as general government services. “So in plain English terms, the economy has receded, but we are not in a recession,” Lamberti said. The wholesale and retail industries, as well as mining, quarrying and manufacturing, experienced either no growth or negative growth in 2008. The global economic crisis has resulted in declining demand for South Africa’s commodity exports, putting the country’s mining and motor manufacturing sectors, in particular, under increasing pressure. The main positive contributors for 2008 as a whole were the finance, real estate and business services industry; agriculture, forestry and fishing; construction; and general government services. South Africa’s economy contracted for the first time in a decade in the fourth quarter of 2008, despite positive growth in agriculture, finance and construction, as the country’s mining and manufacturing sectors came under increasing pressure from the global economic recession. The construction, transport, storage and communication, as well as personal services sectors, also experienced positive growth in the fourth quarter of 2008. Econometrix Treasury Management economist Russell Lamberti told BuaNews that the country was not technically in a recession yet, noting that the textbook definition of “recession” was two consecutive quarters of negative growth. South Africa’s growth figures for the first three quarters of 2008 were 1.7%, 5% and 0.2% respectively, Stats SA reported, with annual GDP growth coming in at 3.1% compared to 5.1% in 2007. Global crisis hits commodity exports Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has stressed the need for more cooperation between Africa and the Asin countries saying that infrastructure holds great potential for Asian-African cooperation.He was Speaking at the 60th commemoration of the Asia-Africa conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said both the African and the Asian continents have recognised the urgent need to promote economic development both in their respective continents and in south-south relations.The deputy president urged Asian countries with capital and technical expertise to partner with Africa. He also said that in strengthening cooperation a new era in global trade could begin.Many African countries “with inadequate rail, road and port infrastructure, are simply unable to productively exploit their abundant natural resources”, Ramaphosa said.Asian countries, with their skills, capital, and technical and engineering expertise and know-how, can “partner with African countries in developing this critical area”, he stressed.The deputy president, who represents South African President Jacob Zuma in a series of meetings said that a number of Asian countries are participating actively in infrastructure development projects on the African continent. “We say may this continue.”The deputy president also highlighted the importance of intercontinental-cooperation in manufacturing, saying the manufacturing sector is “key to economic transformation in Africa” .Manufacturing is vital to Africa’s economic future as it can contribute quite substantially to improving growth, reducing unemployment and addressing the balancing of payment issues, he underscored.South Africa’s deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa attended the Africa Asia summit in Indonesia after President Jacob Zuma pulled out in favour of staying in SA and dealing with the Xenophobia outbreak. South African Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa
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It was recommended that it should be purchased by the Computer Centre Director at the earliest, said Prof Sharma Other varsity rules The rules of JNUDelhiprovide for disciplinary action as may be determined by the Committee of the Academic Council dealing with cases of use of Unfair Means They also provide for a fair and reasonable opportunity to the candidate to prove his/ her innocence before pronouncing him/ her guilty At Kurukshetra Universitythe Academic Council on the recommendations of the V-Chas the right to withdraw the degree if plagiarism or duplication or any other form of malpractice is detected at any stage and to initiate such further action as it deems fitprovided the V-C gets the complaint in the matter investigated confidentially and gives the accused an opportunity to give an explanation before he makes his proposal on the matter to the Academic Council At GNDUAmritsarany case of plagiarism is to be enquired by experts of three Universities which must include one subject expert If plagiarism is detectedthe punishment proposed for the student would include rejection of the thesis and withdrawal of the degree For the Supervisorhe would receive a warning from the Syndicatebe debarred from fresh research students and his increments would be stopped with cumulative effect Appreciation letter The committee headed by Prof S K Sharma has recommended a letter of thanks and appreciation to be written to the examiner who pointed out the plagiarism case The examiner is said to be a German national Pending since 2004 The panel expressed helplessness in the absence of any rules The PU rules have no mention of cases of plagiarism Some other cases of alleged plagiarism of J P Sharma and B S Mann from the Department of Physical Education are already in the pipelinea decision on which is yet to be taken.Fellow and Professor Emeritus. Would we? The decision was to be sent to parliament for approval. With a topic like this and actors like Rana and Zakaria at hand, Should you be watching it? Urmishtha Jagtap has such a helmet, he smiles. The arrests, The police forces from the different countries co-operated using European Union agencies set up to help share information related to fighting crime within member states – Europol.
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