Category Archives: Industry

Media advisory: Quarterly Employment Statistics Q4 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                              6 April 2017   Formal sector employment statistics for the fourth quarter of 2016 to be released on Friday, 7 April 2017 on the Stats SA website   Statistics South Africa will tomorrow (Friday, 7 April 2017) release the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for the fourth quarter of 2016 on its website (www.statssa.gov.za).   read more »


Employment in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased in the third quarter

The September 2016 QES survey showed that an estimated 9 282 000 persons were employed in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy. This reflected a net quarterly increase of 93 000 employees (1,0%) between June 2016 and September 2016 following a revised decrease of 96 000 employees (-1,0%) between March 2016 and   read more »


Media advisory: MEC Jacob Mamabolo and Statistician-General Dr Pali Lehohla collaborate on the use of statistical data to advance Gauteng Public Infrastructure Planning and Monitoring

18 October 2016 Media advisory   MEC Jacob Mamabolo and Statistician-General Dr Pali Lehohla collaborate on the use of statistical data to advance Gauteng Public Infrastructure Planning and Monitoring   The Statistician-General of South Africa Dr Pali Lehohla, together with MEC Jacob Mamabolo, will brief the media on the planned collaboration between Stats SA and   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 »


To bean or not to bean – a look at the price of your cup of coffee

To bean or not to bean – a look at the price of your cup of coffee   Coffee. The lifeblood of many. The cup that jumpstarts your morning. The lack thereof creates zombies in offices across the world daily. The joys of drinking coffee are beautifully expressed in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Coffee Cantata, which   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 »


Media invite: Manufacturing & Construction Industries report

Media advisory                                                22 September 2016 Statistician-General releases statistics on the performance and employment levels in manufacturing and construction industries.   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release reports on the performance of the Manufacturing and Construction industries at a media briefing to be held on Monday, 26 September 2016 in Pretoria.     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 »


Media Release: Farming communities are unreceptive towards health survey

 Media release                                    12  September 2016   Farming communities are unreceptive towards health survey fieldworkers       South African Demographic and Heath Survey (SADHS) fieldworkers are experiencing challenges in some areas of the country, which is delaying the completion of data collection for the survey. Most of the areas in which fieldworkers find themselves not welcome are   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 »