Category Archives: Press Statements

QUARTERLY EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Total employment increased by 16 000 or 0,2% quarter-on-quarter, from 10 197 000 in September 2019 to 10 213 000 in December 2019. This was largely due to increases in the following industries: trade (39 000 or 1,7%), business services (12 000 or 0,5%) and community services (3 000 or 0,1%).The electricity industry remained unchanged.   read more »


Lockdown will impact on the collection and publication of official statistics

Lockdown will impact on the collection and publication of official statistics

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA’s) ability to publish official statistics will be impacted by the lockdown announced by President Ramaphosa. As most businesses will be closed over that period, and movement will be restricted, data collection for both economic and household surveys will not be possible. As the lockdown goes into effect at midnight on   read more »


Lockdown will impact on the collection and publication of official statistics

MEDIA STATEMENT                                                                                                                  26 March 2020                              Lockdown will impact on the collection and publication of official statistics Statistics South Africa (Stats SA’s) ability to publish official statistics will be impacted by   read more »


Stats SA releases Census of Commercial Agriculture 2017 Report

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                            24 March 2020                 Stats SA releases Census of Commercial Agriculture 2017 Report Number of farms Statistics South Africa today released findings from the Census of Commercial Agriculture report,the report shows that a total number of farms/ farming units involved in the commercial agriculture industry in 2017 was 40 122. The largest proportion of farms   read more »


Statistician-General to release the results of the Census of commercial agriculture (CoCA) 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                             18 March 2020 Statistician-General to release the results of the Census of commercial agriculture (CoCA) 2017 The Statistician-General, Mr Risenga Maluleke, will release the results of the Census of Commercial Agriculture (CoCA) 2017 at a media briefing to be held on 24 Tuesday 2020 in Pretoria. The survey objective was to collect basic   read more »


Maternal Health Indicators

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                  11 March 2020 Maternal Health Indicators The Maternal health indicator report, released by Statistics South, shows an increase in births delivered in a health facility from 83% in 1998 to 96% in 2016. The results also indicate that a skilled health provider assists in nearly all deliveries (97%). A nurse or midwife delivered   read more »


Breach of embargo: Gross domestic product (Quarter 4 of 2019)

Media statement For immediate release 09 March 2020 Breach of embargo: Gross domestic product (Quarter 4 of 2019)   Some media houses at the release of the Gross domestic product statistical report at a press conference held in Pretoria, on 03 March 2020, demonstrated contempt towards the rules of engagement in relation to embargoed statistical   read more »


GDP in the fourth quarter of 2019 decreased by 1,4%

Press statement                                                                                               Embargo: Tuesday 3 March 2020, 11:30 GDP in the fourth quarter of 2019 decreased by 1,4% Gross domestic product (measured by production) South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 1,4% in the fourth quarter of 2019.1 The transport, storage and communication industry   read more »


Unwanted Fertility in South Africa 2016 Report

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                     02 March 2020 Unwanted Fertility in South Africa 2016 Report According to the 2016 Unwanted fertility report released by Statistics South Africa, amongst women born in 1965-1969, about 54% of them experienced fertility when they did not plan to have any more births, and this was an increase from 13,2% in the 1998   read more »


Statistics South Africa to release the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 4th Quarter 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                    26 February 2020 Statistics South Africa to release the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 4th Quarter 2019 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will release the results of the Gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2019, at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 3 March 2020   The media briefing   read more »