A vegetable vendor sits next to her stall in Kliptown, Soweto.
Gallon of gas: $4.64
Interest Rates: 12%
Metals exports such as gold and platinum are hurt by falling precious metals prices, and soaring food and electricity prices are driving a steep increase in inflation. Unemployment had hit a seven-year low in March, but is rising as the economy slows.
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