Category Archives: Press Statements

2020 Mid-year population estimates

Media release                                                                                                                                                          9 July 2020 2020 Mid-year population estimates South Africa’s mid year population is estimated to have increased to 59,62 million in   read more »


Temporary closure of ISIbalo House due to positive COVID-19 case results in MYPE media conference moving online.

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                                              08 July 2020 Temporary closure of ISIbalo House due to positive COVID-19 case results in MYPE media conference moving online. Statistics   read more »


More than 60% of South African children are poor

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                                          7 July 2020   More than 60% of South African children are poor More than six out of ten children (62,1%) are   read more »


Statistics South Africa releases the Mid-year population estimates

Media Advisory                                                                                                                                       6 July 2020 Statistics South Africa releases the Mid-year population estimates The Statistician-General of South Africa, Mr Risenga Maluleke, will release   read more »


Statistics South Africa to release the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 1st Quarter 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                             read more »


Temporary closure of ISIbalo House due to positive COVID-19 case results in change of venue of QLFS media conference.

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                   22 June 2020 Temporary closure of ISIbalo House due to positive COVID-19 case results in change of venue of QLFS media conference. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) head office, ISIbalo House, has been closed temporarily after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. All primary and secondary contacts will be traced and managed   read more »


Stats SA launches Wave 3 of online survey to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is appealing to the public to participate in an online survey it launched recently to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Accurate, real-time statistics are of utmost importance in times of crisis,” said Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke. “These surveys will be used to see how COVID-19 has impacted the population,   read more »


Stats SA staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Media Release                                                                                                                                         9 June 2020                                                                read more »


8,1% of respondents lost jobs or had to close businesses

Media Release                                                                                                                                             20 May 2020                                                      8,1% of respondents lost jobs or had to close businesses 8,1% of respondents reported that they lost their jobs or had to close their businesses   read more »


Quarterly Labour Force Survey Q2:2020 data will be collected telephonically

Media Release                                                                                                           7   read more »