Category Archives: Social welfare

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 »


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 »


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 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 »


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 Release: Mpumalanga Community Survey 2016 results

  Mpumalanga Community Survey 2016 results   The total population recorded for Mpumalanga in 2016 was 4,4 million, an increase from the population of 4,1 million in 2011, making it the fourth smallest province in the country in terms of population size, after the North West. 49,3% of the population in the province are male   read more »


A breakdown of the EBA financial pie

A breakdown of the EBA financial pie

You might be surprised to learn that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is not a national government department. It is in fact an extra-budgetary account (EBA), together with other entities such as the Public Protector and the Gautrain Management Agency. Read further to find out how the financial pie is divided amongst this diverse   read more »


Decline in social benefit pay-outs by public entities

Decline in social benefit pay-outs by public entities

South Africa’s 232 extra-budgetary accounts (EBAs) paid out less money in the form of social benefits in the 2014/15 fiscal year. Social benefits are transfers in cash or in-kind to the public that diminishes exposure to social risks such as unemployment, sickness due to disabilities and injury.   Social benefits paid by EBAs amounted to   read more »


Media Release: Free State Community Survey 2016 results

  Free State Community Survey 2016 results The total population recorded for Free State in 2016 was 2,8 million, an increase from the population of 2,7 million in 2011, making it the second smallest province in the country in terms of population size, after the Northern Cape.  58,3% of the population in the province are   read more »


Media Release: Limpopo Community Survey 2016 results

  Limpopo Community Survey 2016 results Limpopo’s population by 400 000, from 5,4 million people in 2011 to 5,8 million in 2016, making it the fifth largest province in the country in terms of population size. It trails behind Gauteng (13,4 million), KwaZulu-Natal (11,1 million), Eastern Cape (7 million), and Western Cape (6,3 million).  The   read more »