Category Archives: Population characteristics

Media invite: 5th ISIbalo Conference of African Young Statisticians

10 June 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Building statistical capacity to address data demands in monitoring sustainable development in Africa: The  5th ISIbalo Conference of African Young Statisticians, Pretoria, 13-17 2016 As South Africa marks the 40th Anniversary of the 1976 Youth Uprisings, young statisticians from across the continent will congregate in South Africa for the 5th   read more »


What municipalities say about service delivery: the supply-side approach

What municipalities say about service delivery: the supply-side approach

If you are interested in the extent of service delivery in South Africa, it might be good to know that it can be measured from two different fronts. In most instances, the extent of service delivery is measured from the demand side. Surveys such as the Population Census, Community Survey (CS) and General Household Survey   read more »


South Africa Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS): Appeal for participation as Publicity Officers hits the field

South Africa Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS): Appeal for participation as Publicity Officers hits the field

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), in collaboration with the South African Medical Research Council, will be conducting a South African Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS) on behalf of the National Department of Health. The survey will run from June to November 2016. The survey aims to provide a better understanding of the health status of   read more »


Facts you might not know about social grants

Facts you might not know about social grants

Data from Stats SA’s latest Financial statistics of national government report1 provides some insights into government spending on social grants. Below are just two examples about the grant spending social welfare system in South Africa. Fact 1: For every R100 national government spends on social grants, R42 goes to family and children grants; R41 goes   read more »


Mapping diversity: an exploration of our social tapestry

Mapping diversity: an exploration of our social tapestry

These maps show, in a powerful way, the patterns of racial neighbourhood integration and segregation across South Africa’s largest cities. Municipalities have become more racially integrated, according to a chapter in the recently released General Household Survey (GHS) report on housing1. However, the legacy of apartheid still has a hold on the social structure of   read more »


South Africa’s CPI reveals how volatile inflation hurts the poorest

Patrick Kelly, Executive Manager for Price Statistics, provides some insights into how inflation affects the most vulnerable. The combined effect of the severe drought and the depreciation of the rand drove annual food inflation to 9,8% in March, its highest level in four years. Periods of high food inflation often spark an outpouring of concern   read more »


Media Release – Quarterly Labour Force Survey

9 May 2016   Unemployment increased in the first quarter of 2016 Employment declined by 2,2% or 355 000 in Q1: 2016, which combined with an increase in the number of unemployed persons of 521 000 resulted in an unemployment rate of 26,7%; this was 2,2 percentage points higher compared to that reported in Q4: 2015. However,   read more »


Media Release – Exploration of selected contact crimes in South Africa: In depth analysis of the Victims of Crime Survey Data

Media Release  3rd May 2016 Exploration of selected contact crimes in South Africa: In depth analysis of the Victims of Crime Survey Data   According to the Victims of Crime Survey Data report released by Stats SA, more females (71,3) experienced sexual offence than their male (28,7%) counterparts; while more males (72,9%) experienced assault than   read more »


Thank you South Africa for opening doors to team Stats SA

Thank you South Africa for opening doors to team Stats SA

Credit to the twelve thousand fieldworkers who sang one song that reverberated as they combed the breadth and width of our country singing the song for the Community Survey. In the Free State the song was sung and its echo, guided by the Orange River, unleashed itself into the sandy dunes of the Northern Cape.   read more »


AFRICAN POLICY MAKERS TO DISCUSS DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA’S BURGEONING POPULATION

25 November 2015 Media Advisory AFRICAN POLICY MAKERS TO DISCUSS DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA’S BURGEONING POPULATION The Department of Social Development in partnership with the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) and Statistics South Africa will host the 7th African Population Conference (APC) at St. George’s Hotel, Irene, Gauteng Province. The Conference will open on November   read more »