Category Archives: Press Statements

SG addresses United Nations

SG addresses United Nations

Statistician-General for South Africa, Mr Pali Lehohla, addressed delegates at the first session of the intergovernmental negotiations on the new post-2015 development agenda. This stock-taking meeting provides an opportunity for exchange of views on the inputs for the negotiations including the proposal on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the report of the Intergovernmental Committee of   read more »


Address by Pali Lehohla South Africa Statistician General and Chair of African Statistical Development in Africa

Address by Pali Lehohla South Africa Statistician General and Chair of African Statistical Development in Africa

Excellencies Prime Minister of Uganda Minister of State Minister of State Directors General of Statistics Directors General of CRVS CEO of UBOS and UCR African Statistics Elders Chairs of Statistical Councils and Boards Chairs of Statistics Associations Directors and CEOs of Statistics Schools Diplomatic cops My brother Dr Charles Lufumpa of AfDB My brother Dr   read more »


Media Release: Interdict lodged against protesting group at Statistics South Africa’s construction site

  08 January 2015 Interdict lodged against protesting group at Statistics South Africa’s construction site Following unrest at the construction site of the new Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) building in Salvokop on Tuesday, Stats SA has lodged a court interdict against several members of the Community Working Committee (CWC) preventing them from further disrupting   read more »


Media Announcement: Producer Price Index (PPI), November 2014

09 December 2014 Producer Price Index (PPI), November 2014 Stats SA has noted that an incorrect version of the release calendar indicated that the Producer Price Index (PPI) will be released on 11 December 2014.  This is incorrect.  The Producer Price Index (PPI), November 2014 will be released on Thursday 18 December 2014 at the   read more »


Real gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices increased by 1,4 per cent during the third quarter of 2014

25 November 2014: 11:30 a.m. PRESS STATEMENT Real gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices increased by 1,4 per cent during the third quarter of 2014 The seasonally adjusted real GDP at market prices for the third quarter of 2014 increased by an annualised rate of 1,4 per cent compared with an increase of 0,5   read more »


Annual Financial Statistics (AFS) 2013

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                               19 November 2014 Annual Financial Statistics (AFS) 2013 The Annual Financial Statistics (AFS) released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) estimates the total turnover of all industries at R6 969 677 million (R7,0 trillion) for 2013, an increase of 8,9% compared with the revised estimate of R6 399 775 million (R6,4 trillion) for 2012. According   read more »


South Africa a pioneer in environmental statistical measurement

South Africa a pioneer in environmental statistical measurement

South Africa is one of seven pilot countries selected by the United Nations (UN) to test a framework that will measure the state and condition of the country’s ecosystems. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) are partnering on this project. A three-day training session is currently being hosted   read more »


QUARTERLY LABOUR FORCE SURVEY: Quarter 3 (July to September), 2014

QUARTERLY LABOUR FORCE SURVEY: Quarter 3 (July to September), 2014

Press Statement, 30 October 2014 Table A: Key labour market indicators   Jul-Sep 2013 Apr-Jun 2014 Jul-Sep 2014 Q/Q Change Y/Y Change Q/Q Change Y/Y Change Thousand Per cent  Population aged 15–64 yrs 34 868 35 332 35 489 157 620 0,4 1,8  Labour force 19 916 20 248 20 268 19 351 0,1 1,8   read more »


United Nations Secretary-General Appoints Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

United Nations Secretary-General Appoints Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the establishment of an Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. The Group will advise the Secretary-General on measures required to close the data gaps and strengthen national statistical capacities. The Group is also expected to assess new opportunities linked to innovation, technical progress   read more »


Quarterly Employment Survey (QES)

Press Statement, 29 September 2014 The Quarterly Employment Survey complements the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS). Although the results may differ due to different coverage and conceptual issues, there are some adjustments which can be conducted on the QLFS data to improve the comparability of these surveys. However, in some cases even after the adjustments   read more »