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SOUTH AFRICA DAYBOOK: Trade, Budget Deficit, Phumelela Gaming

September 30, 2011

(See SARB <GO> for South Africa’s central bank.)

(See ECO SA <GO> for South African economic events.)

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- South Africa’s trade deficit probably narrowed to 1.7 billion rand ($215 million) in August from 3.9 billion rand in the previous month, according to the median estimate of eight economists surveyed by Bloomberg.

The South African Revenue Service is due to publish the data at 2 p.m. local time on its website.

--Editors: Nasreen Seria, Alastair Reed

To contact the reporter on this story: Nasreen Seria in Johannesburg at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at

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