Category Archives: Poverty and Inequality

Media Invite: Community Survey 2016 results hand over to Premier of Free State

MEDIA ADVISORY The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will hand over Free State provincial results of this year’s mini-census, Community Survey 2016, to the Premier of Free State, the Honourable Ace Magashule on Wednesday, 6 July 2016 at 18H00. The Community Survey 2016 results for Free State provide statistics for all municipalities within   read more »


Media Release: Community Survey 2016 Results

Media Release                                                                                                 30 June 2016 Community Survey 2016 results The population of South Africa has increased to 55,7 million in 2016 from 51,8 million in 2011, representing an increase of over 3 million. Of the 55,7 million people living in South Africa, a majority reside in Gauteng (13,4 million), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (11 million)   read more »


Media Invite: Release of Community Survey (CS) 2016 Results

  Contact: Lesedi Dibakwane 0828057088 lesedid@statssa.gov.za   Release of Community Survey (CS) 2016 Results   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla will release the results of the Community Survey 2016 (CS 2016) which will, among others, reflect on the 40 years of the country’s performance on education, labour markets, service delivery, poverty and   read more »


Media Release: Youth struggles 40 years o

13 June 2016 ISIbalo Conference of African Young Statisticians to build statistical capacity on the continent As South Africa marks the 40th Anniversary of Youth Uprisings, Stats SA is hosting youth from across the African continent during the 5th ISIbalo Young African Statistics Conference which is currently underway in Pretoria. The five-day conference will equip   read more »


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 »


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 »


DevTalk—Why, What and How: Jabs for a successful SDG experience

The great book says it all in Matthew 26-11 that “The poor you will always have with you but you will not always have me”. And in Matthew 19-24 the great book says ‘Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who   read more »


Stats SA launches Living Conditions Survey (LCS)

Stats SA launches Living Conditions Survey (LCS)

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) launched the Living Conditions Survey (LCS) 2014/15 in Pretoria today. The LCS is a periodic survey which is conducted every 5 years. The survey aims to identify and profile poverty in South Africa, and gives policy-makers information on who is poor, where the poor are located and what it is   read more »


People, places and possibilities – why statistics matter

People, places and possibilities – why statistics matter

The Statistician-General (SG), Mr Pali Lehohla, gave a presentation on “Why statistics matter” at the high-level Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) meeting in Berlin. In his presentation, he highlighted the fact that statistics are about people, places and possibilities, not about numbers. He made reference to the properties of statistics, and how they should be   read more »