The Barclays Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) continued its recent upward move and reached 54.9 points last month from 50.5 in March.
It is now more than 10 points above the level recorded three months ago.
A level above 50 indicates expansion in manufacturing activity.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Miyelani Maluleke, Economist at Barclays Africa.
Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.
This was a lot better than the market expected.— Miyelani Maluleke, Economist at Barclays Africa
Manufacturing is finally responding to the weak rand.— Miyelani Maluleke, Economist at Barclays Africa
China is showing sign of stabilisation.— Miyelani Maluleke, Economist at Barclays Africa
We expect growth of around 6.5% in China this year.— Miyelani Maluleke, Economist at Barclays Africa
Recommendedby NEWSROOM AI
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews FitChef founder Wayne Kaminsky.
Pan-African Investments and Research Services CEO Dr Iraj Abedian on what we should know about the impact of the minimum wage.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Ruaan Van Eeden, Managing Director for Tax and Exchange Control at Geneva Management.
According to McKinsey, these five sectors of the economy could massively boost GDP growth in SA and create large numbers of jobs.
We interview Dr Greg Mills, co-author of "How South Africa Works", about his book on SA’s economic achievements and challenges.
Bakos Brothers CEO Ryan Bakos on the challenges of running a business with family and taking over Africa with SA-made goods.
Sexologist Nikki Goldstein says there are steps you can take to cut the risk of infidelity in your relationship.
Minister of Sports and Recreation condemns this weekend's violence by Kaiser Chiefs fans.
A woman has penned her triumphant story of survival after being sexually abused by an uncle as a child.
Bruce Whitfield talks to Euphonik (aka Themba Nkosi) about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)
Stephen Rathai, director of employment standards at the Department of Labour talks on the new national minimum wage.
Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)
Mugg & Bean has agreed to pay for customers medical bills after a month of being in pain and pestering the chain to pay the bill.