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SOUTH AFRICA DAYBOOK: Manufacturing, Gordhan, Adcorp, Datatec

October 12, 2011

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

Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) -- South African manufacturing output probably contracted for a second consecutive month in August, dropping 0.6 percent from a year earlier, according to the median estimate of nine economists surveyed by Bloomberg.

Statistics South Africa is due to publish the data at 1 p.m. on its website.

--Editors: Nasreen Seria, Emily Bowers

To contact the reporters on this story: Nasreen Seria in Johannesburg at; Stephen Gunnion in Johannesburg at

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

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