Category Archives: Announcements

Re: Break of Embargo Rule by Dow Jones Journalist

Media Announcement 26 February 2014 Re: Break of Embargo Rule by Dow Jones Journalist Wall Street Journal- Dow Jones journalist recently attended the embargoed release of the GDP results of the last quarter of 2013 at Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) offices and violated the rules of the embargo by releasing the data 22 minutes   read more »


Export and import unit value indices, 25 February 2014

Highlights Stats SA will introduce a new Export and import unit value index (UVI) to replace the current Export and import price indices. The UVI series will be based on customs data from SARS and includes a much wider span of international trade transactions than is possible with the historic price index. The new index   read more »


Changes to the basket and weights of the Producer Price Index, 25 February 2014

The January 2014 statistical release of the Producer Price Index (to be released on 27 February) will show changes to the weights and basket of the indices.  The methodology of the new PPI series that was introduced last year is to update the weights on an annual basis. The PPI has weights at two levels.    read more »


New Statistics Council inaugurated

The new SA Statistics Council, which was appointed from 1 July 2013, for a term of three years, was officially inaugurated by Mr Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency responsible for National Planning, at a meeting in Ekurhuleni on 7 February 2014. The Statistics Council is appointed in terms of the Statistics Act (6 of 1999).   read more »


The Statistician-General’s tribute to Madiba

The Statistician-General’s tribute to Madiba

On 18 July of 1918, somewhere in a small village in the world, on the African continent, in South Africa, in the Transkei, in Mvezo, a royal baThembu family was blessed with a baby boy – a boy who rose to become a world icon – a boy who today stands head and shoulders above   read more »


CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY: HOW FAR HAVE WE COME?

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY: HOW FAR HAVE WE COME?

In 2014, South Africa will celebrate 20 years of a democratic dispensation. It is an opportunity to look back at where we have come from, assess where we are, and reflect on how far we have to go to ensure that all South African’s basic needs are met. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has conducted   read more »


Stats SA to host the first annual Isibalo Awards

Stats SA to host the first annual Isibalo Awards

Stats SA has started the Isibalo user group symposium where users of Stats SA data were invited to make presentations on how they were using official statistics for evidence based decision making. On the 4 Dec 2013, Stats SA will be hosting the first annual Isibalo Awards evening for the best presentations. We would like   read more »


Say hallo, sawubona, dumela, Aa and avuxeni to the Multilingual Statistical Terminology Publication!

Say hallo, sawubona, dumela, Aa and avuxeni to the Multilingual Statistical Terminology Publication!

“The information gap between the elite and illiterate must be closed”. This statement by Statistician-General, Mr Pali Lehohla beautifully sums up the reason for the launch of this multilingual terminology publication. The launch event took place on 20 September 2013 at the Protea Manor Hotel in Pretoria. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) worked in collaboration   read more »