Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will host the 28th International Population Conference (IPC) on behalf of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 29 October to 04 November 2017.
Which South African metros have the largest (and the most expensive) homes?
If you’re dreaming of one day purchasing a holiday home somewhere on the coast, and space is important to you, Durban might be the best option. On the other hand, if property costs are your main concern, Port Elizabeth or East London might be places to consider.
Agriculture and finance help lift SA out of recession
After two consecutive quarters of decline, the South African economy spluttered back to life in the second quarter of 2017. Positive contributions to higher economic activity across most industries – in particular agriculture, finance and mining – lifted the gross domestic product (GDP) by 2,5% quarter-on-quarter (seasonally adjusted and annualised).
Before you plan your next family holiday, you may want to have a look at the latest Domestic Tourism Survey released by Statistics South Africa recently. While the survey shows a decline in the total number of day trips and overnight trips taken within South Africa since 2013, it also reveals how economic stagnation and re-prioritisation of consumer spending has affected the tourism industry in South Africa.
Government spending: how much goes to environment protection?
It goes without saying that the natural environment is extremely important to our well-being. Take our rivers and wetlands, for example. The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), together with Stats SA and other departments, published a document in 2015 outlining the health of the country’s river and wetland systems.
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