Category Archives: Work and labour force

Gender equality: have municipalities walked the talk?

Gender equality: have municipalities walked the talk?

As the dust settles from the municipal elections, new faces are bound to fill leadership positions within many municipalities. With National Women’s Day around the corner, Stats SA takes a current look at gender representation in local government, focusing on mayoral, managerial and councillor positions.   Municipal mayors Representation: 38% and lower than before You   read more »


Media Invite: Quarterly labour force survey (QLFS) results for the second quarter of 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                   25 July 2016   Statistician-General to release Quarterly labour force survey (QLFS) results for the second quarter of 2016   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the results of the Quarterly labour force survey (QLFS) for the second quarter (Q2) of 2016 at a media briefing to be held   read more »


Media Release: Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES), first quarter 2016

Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES), first quarter 2016   According to the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for the first quarter of 2016 released by Statistics South Africa today, employment in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy decreased by 0,2% (15 000 employees) to 9 273 000 in the first quarter of 2016, compared   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 »


Press Statement : Quest for Nodal Development: Evidence from Census 2001 and Census 2011

Press Statement                                                                                                            12 May 2016   Quest for Nodal Development: Evidence from Census 2001 and Census 2011 (Report No. 03-10-14) According to the South African Multidimensional Poverty Index (SAMPI), the number of households that were multidimensionally poor in South Africa had decreased to 8.0% by 2011 from 18.2% in 2001. The decrease   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 »