Category Archives: Press Statements

Education Series Volume VII: Children’s education and well-being in South Africa, 2018

Media Release                                                                                                                                      25 February 2021 Education Series Volume VII: Children’s education and well-being in South Africa, 2018 Statistics South Africa today released Children’s education and well-being in   read more »


Statistics South Africa to release the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS), 4th Quarter 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                   18 Feruary 2021   Statistics South Africa to release the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS), 4th Quarter 2020 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will release the results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the fourth quarter of 2020 at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 23 February 2021. Media   read more »


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Stats SA mourns the passing of Minister Jackson Mthembu

                                                                                                                                                        22 January 2021 Stats SA mourns the passing of Minister Jackson Mthembu The news of the untimely passing of Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, has brought grief and profound sadness at Stats SA. Minister Mthembu took over responsibility for   read more »


Statistics South Africa to release the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 3rd Quarter 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                   3 December 2020 Statistics South Africa to release the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 3rd Quarter 2020 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will release the results of the Gross domestic product (GDP) for the 3rd quarter of 2020, at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 8 December 2020. Media briefing will be   read more »


Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) – Q3:2020

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                                     12 November 2020                                                                   Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) – Q3:2020 The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the third quarter of 2020 indicate large movements out of the “other not economically active” category to “employed” and “unemployed” between quarter 2 and quarter 3 2020. The number of employed   read more »


Statistics South Africa to release the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS), Quarter 3: 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                   9 November 2020   Statistics South Africa to release the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS), Quarter 3: 2020 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will release the results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the third quarter of 2020 at a media briefing to be held on Thursday, 12 November 2020 in   read more »


Stats SA mobilises expertise to counsel on Census 2021 delivery

For immediate release                                                                                     8 November 2020 Stats SA mobilises expertise to counsel on Census 2021 delivery Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has appointed a Census National Advisory Committee (NAC), which will serve as an oversight body to advise the Statistician-General as he coordinates and oversees the delivery of the country’s digital population count, Census 2021.    read more »


Delay in the release of QLFS Quarter 3 2020 results

MEDIA NOTICE                                                                                             25 October 2020 Delay in the release of QLFS Quarter 3 2020 results The Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) publication for the 3rd quarter of 2020, scheduled for release on 27 October 2020, is delayed. This is to allow time for additional data confrontation and the adjustments that need to be done, given   read more »


29 September Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) – Q2:2020

The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the second quarter of 2020 indicate that the number of employed persons decreased by 2,2 million to 14,1 million compared to the first quarter of 2020. This unprecedented change is the largest quarter one to quarter two decline since the survey began in 2008. Contrary   read more »