Posts Tagged ‘inflation’

Gold Breaches R18000/oz, Up 11% In Two Weeks!

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

The price of Gold breached R 18,000/oz for the first time ever on the 11th of January 2016. It is currently standing on R 18,239/oz. Let’s take a look at the price of Gold in South African Rands (ZAR) over the last 30 years, and the returns a saver would have earned had they bought […]


South African Rand lost 92% purchasing power over the last 30 years

Monday, January 27th, 2014

I recently created an inflation calculator to see how the value of the South African Rand changed over time. The results are shocking. The South African Rand lost 92% of its purchasing power over the 30 years between December 1983 and December 2013. It’s no wonder that investors have a hard time to maintain the […]


Reader Q and A: Difference between official and actual inflation rates?

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Hi Francois I need to compare the official and actual inflation rates. Where do I find information about the actual inflation rate? And what’s the difference? Regards, Monica The official inflation rate in South Africa is calculated by looking at how the Consumer Price Index (CPI) changes over time. The CPI is made up of […]


PPI Inflation Rate in South Africa

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

This page shows the current PPI inflation rate, as well as a graph and table of the PPI inflation rates in South Africa, since 1980. The current PPI inflation rate is % (based on PPI data for ). The PPI percentages shown in the figures and graphs on this page are based on year-on-year changes […]


CPI Inflation Rate in South Africa

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

This page shows the current CPI inflation rate, as well as a graph and table of the CPI inflation rates in South Africa, since 1969. The current CPI inflation rate is % (based on CPI data for ). The CPI percentages shown in the figures and graphs on this page are based on year-on-year changes […]


What is Inflation?

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

CPI The CPI inflation rate is calculated by comparing the CPI for the current month, with the CPI of the corresponding month of the previous year. The percentage by which the CPI basket of services and goods increased, is the CPI inflation rate.