Category Archives: Energy

Positive GDP growth in the second quarter of 2016

Positive GDP growth in the second quarter of 2016

South Africa’s economy grew by 3,3% quarter-on-quarter (seasonally adjusted and annualised), according to estimates of real gross domestic product (measured by production). This is the fastest quarter-on-quarter rise in economic activity since the fourth quarter of 2014. Year-on-year growth in the second quarter of 2016 was 0,6%. The mining and manufacturing industries contributed over half   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 »


Media Release: Eastern Cape Community Survey 2016 results

  Eastern Cape’s population increased from 6,6 million people in 2011 to 7 million in 2016, making it the third most populous province in the country, behind Gauteng (13,4 million) and KwaZulu-Natal (11,1 million).  The number of households in the province has also increased to 1,8 million in 2016, from 1,7 million in 2011. The   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 »


Media Release: Non-financial census of municipalities (NFCM)

07 June 2016 Non-financial census of municipalities for the year ended 30 June 2015 The latest results of the Non-financial census of municipalities (NFCM) released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) today shows that the number of consumer units receiving services from municipalities increased between 2014 and 2015. The highest percentage increase from 2014 to   read more »


Media Invite: Non-financial Census of Municipalities

6 June 2016 Statistician-General releases the results of the non-financial census of municipalities for 2015 The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Non-financial census of municipalities for the year ended June 2015 (NFCM) statistical release at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 07 June 2016. The NFCM measures selected   read more »


How municipalities help to keep the lights on

How municipalities help to keep the lights on

Acting as intermediaries, municipalities buy electricity from Eskom in bulk and then re-sell it to various customers (including homes, businesses and government). According to the utility, 42% of the electricity it generated in 2013/14 was sold to redistributors, such as municipalities1. Almost a third of income earned by municipalities (R21,9 billion) in the quarter ended   read more »


Media Invite: Large Sample Survey Reports

14 September 2015   Stats SA releases Large Sample Survey reports   The Statistician-General, Mr Pali Lehohla, will release the three following Large Sample Survey reports: 1. Electricity, Gas and Water Supply Industry (2013) – 10h00 The results presented in this publication were derived from the 2013 Electricity, gas and water supply industry large sample   read more »


Electricity redistribution: Which councils are likely to feel the pinch?

Electricity redistribution: Which councils are likely to feel the pinch?

In April 2015 the acting CEO of Eskom suggested that in order to improve Eskom’s financial situation, that the utility bypass municipalities and supply all customers directly with electricity. How would municipalities be affected if this proposal is adopted? Acting as middle-men, municipalities buy electricity from Eskom in bulk and then re-sell the power to   read more »