Category Archives: Population characteristics

Looking for love in all the wrong places?

Looking for love in all the wrong places?

Don’t despair. There is hope. We promise. Finding that special someone to spend Valentine’s Day with has just become a little bit easier. From left field in the realm of dating advice enter the statisticians, who combine data and geography to show you where you can look for love. Surprised? Well, consider the fact that   read more »


Africa Rising: Growth in Africa through steadfast statistics

Africa Rising: Growth in Africa through steadfast statistics

The continent is working towards attaining “the Africa we want”. Key to achieving this goal, through the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063, are quality and relevant statistics.   African Statistics Day is celebrated each year on 18 November. Africa celebrates this day to raise awareness of the importance of statistics in all aspects of   read more »


28th International Population Conference (IPC) 2017 to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa

28th International Population Conference (IPC) 2017 to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa

“Population is not simply a problem of numbers. The growth in Africa’s population in the last decade has not been accompanied by the necessary structural transformation nor has it translated into equitable human development and improved livelihoods,” Dr. Pali Lehohla, Statistician-General and President of the International Organising Committee.   For the first time in the   read more »


Media Release: Registration of live births improves…… but not every pregnancy results in a live birth and not every live birth survives

Media Release 27 October, 2016 Registration of live births improves…… but not every pregnancy results in a live birth and not every live birth survives Recorded live births, 2013-2015 report / Perinatal deaths, 2014 report The Recorded live births 2013−2015 and the Perinatal deaths 2014, reports released by Statistics South Africa indicate that of the   read more »


Stats SA and the Office of the Premier KZN Host 3RD Provincial ISIbalo Symposium

Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA) KwaZulu-Natal office has collaborated with the Office of the Premier in the province to host the 3rd ISIbalo Symposium for research and decision-making. The event will take place in Durban from 20 – 21 October 2016. This year the focus of the symposium is geared towards Education and its contribution towards eradicating the   read more »


Media Invite: Statistician-General to release formal sector employment statistics for the second quarter of 2016

Media Invite 04 October 2016   Statistician-General to release formal sector employment statistics for the second quarter of 2016   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for the second quarter of 2016. The QES measures changes in employment across all industries in the formal sector of   read more »


Media release: NW CS 2016

Media Release                                                                                        28 September 2016 For immediate release   North West Community Survey 2016 results North West’s population increased slightly by 238 482 people between 2011 and 2016, from around 3,5 million in 2011 to 3,7 million in 2016, making it South Africa’s third smallest province in terms of population size. The youth account   read more »


Media invite: CS 2016 results handover to Premier Mahumapelo

MEDIA ADVISORY                                           27 September 2016   Statistics South Africa’s Deputy Director-General Mr Risenga Maluleke will, on behalf of the Statistician-General of South Africa, hand over North West provincial results of this year’s mini-census, Community Survey 2016, to the Premier of Bokone Bophirima, the Honourable Supra Obakeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 at 09H00.   read more »


You can’t teach a hungry child: school nutrition in focus

You can’t teach a hungry child: school nutrition in focus

School feeding programmes contribute to the well-being and education of children, according to the United Nations World Food Programme1. Stats SA takes a look at data on hunger in South Africa and explores the reach and cost of South Africa’s National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP). South Africans are less hungry than they were 13 years   read more »


Media Release: Farming communities are unreceptive towards health survey

 Media release                                    12  September 2016   Farming communities are unreceptive towards health survey fieldworkers       South African Demographic and Heath Survey (SADHS) fieldworkers are experiencing challenges in some areas of the country, which is delaying the completion of data collection for the survey. Most of the areas in which fieldworkers find themselves not welcome are   read more »