We are pleased to announce the launch of the South Africa Macroeconomic Database (SAMADB) and Nowcast. SAMADB is a free analytical macroeconomic database, offering over 10 000 time series for South Africa collected from the Quarterly Bulletin, EconData and STATSSA, with weekly updates (every Thursday). It allows efficient global queries through API packages for R, Python and Julia, and provides concise and harmonized information about time series attributes and data availability/coverage. By harmonizing time series data and making it broadly accessible in a database, we hope to facilitate macroeconomic research in SA.
We would like to encourage researchers to try SAMADB and would appreciate feedback and suggestions. Updates will be available from the link on our website.