Category Archives: Poverty and Inequality

The latest household statistics and more

Service delivery protests in South Africa have become a widespread occurrence in recent years. Residents take to the streets in protest against poor services received in their communities, hoping that their voices will be heard and their problems fixed. Communities are raising their voices about issues such as access to electricity, housing, water and sanitation,   read more »


South African economy gains formal jobs in fourth quarter

South African economy gains formal jobs in fourth quarter

Figures from the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey showed that South Africa’s formal non-agricultural sector added 81 000 jobs in the fourth quarter of 2017, bringing the total number of persons employed in the formal non-agricultural to 9,8 million. The QES also showed formal sector jobs rise by 18 000 in the fourth quarter compared with the   read more »


Municipalities: where are the bucket toilets?

Municipalities: where are the bucket toilets?

At the end of last year, mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Athol Trollip made a commitment that the city would eradicate bucket toilets in informal settlements by the end of 20171. It’s not surprising that the pledge was made: the municipality has the highest number of bucket toilets in the country, according to data released   read more »


Media release: Social profile of older persons 2011-2015 report

Media release 29 March 2017 Social profile of older persons 2011-2015 report The elderly population account for 8,1% of South Africa’s population, this is a proportional increase of 0,1 of a percentage point compared to 2011 (8,0%). Between 2001 and 2016, the proportion of older persons in the population increased by 0,8 of a percentage   read more »


Media advisory: The Social profile of older persons report and the 2015 census of the South African mining industry report

Media advisory                                                                                            27 March 2017   Statistician-General to release the results of the Census of Mining and a report on the Social profile of older persons   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release two key datasets at a media briefing to be held on Wednesday, 29 March 2017   read more »


Media invite: Statistician-General to release the Community Survey 2016, Agricultural Households report

  Media advisory                                                                            25 January 2016   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the   read more »


Media Invite: 3rd ISIbalo Symposium

                                          17 October 2016 Media advisory   Premier Mchunu & Statistician-General hosts a symposium to discuss education in pursuit of eradicating the triple challenge of poverty, unemployment & inequality   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, and the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Honourable Willies Mchunu, will host the 3rd ISIbalo Symposium on 20-21   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 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 »