Category Archives: Work and labour force

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: Postponement of QLFS

Media Release                                                                                                    31 October 2016   Postponement of the QLFS Q3:2016 report   The QLFS Q3:2016 has been postponed to the 15 November 2016 at 11:30. Data collection took more time than expected and this led to a delay in all the downstream processes.   Issued by Statistics South Africa   For media enquires Ms   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 »


Media Release: Labour Market Dynamics in South Africa, 2015

Media Release                                                                                                    11 October 2016   Labour Market Dynamics in South Africa, 2015   Statistics South Africa today released the Labour Market Dynamics in South Africa, 2015 report which shows that between 2009 and 2015 employment increased from 14,2 million to 15,7 million. This rise, however, did not keep pace with the increase in the   read more »


Media Invite: Labour Market Dynamics in South Africa, 2015 report

                                     07October 2016 Media advisory   Statistician-General releases the Labour Market Dynamics in South Africa, 2015 report   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Labour Market Dynamics in South Africa, 2015 report at a media briefing on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 in Pretoria.   The report provides information on   read more »


MEDIA STATEMENT: QUARTERLY EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS June 2016

Media Release                                                                                                                                                                            7 October  2016 QUARTERLY EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS June 2016   There was an estimated 9 218 000 jobs reported in the formal non-agricultural sector in June 2016. This reflected a net decrease of 67 000 employees or -0,7% compared to March 2016. There was an annual job gains of 30 000 (+0,3%) between the second   read more »


SA jobs shrink in Q2

SA jobs shrink in Q2

The South African formal sector employment shrank by 67 000 jobs in the second quarter of this year. According to the June 2016 Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey released by Statistics South Africa, an estimated 9 218 000 persons were employed in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy. Quarterly employment losses were observed in all   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 »


Four facts you might not have known about the manufacturing industry

Four facts you might not have known about the manufacturing industry

Recently released data from Stats SA provide fresh insight into South Africa’s manufacturing industry. In 2014, Stats SA conducted a large sample survey of the industry, covering about 15 000 enterprises. The results of the survey – containing detailed information on income, employment, capital expenditure, salaries and production – were recently published in two reports: Manufacturing   read more »


South African manufacturing production and the rand (an update)

South African manufacturing production and the rand (an update)

Industry growth rates depend on many factors, and the South African manufacturing industry is no exception. The state of the local and global economy and the rand exchange rate are some of the factors that are watched closely when assessing the performance of manufacturing production.   Figure 1 shows the severe impact of the global   read more »