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Stay updated during the lockdown

Stay updated during the lockdown

President Ramaphosa announced a 21-day lockdown starting on Friday 27 March 2020 to Thursday 16 April 2020. It is important that you stay updated during this period, as the regulations governing the lockdown will change as the situation changes. Stay updated by visiting www.sacoronavirus.co.za. Please see a list of important numbers below.


Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) Census 2021 Mini Test Phase 2 begins

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) Census 2021 Mini Test Phase 2 begins

Fieldworkers from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will be collecting data from Special Dwelling Institutions (SDIs), the transients, homeless and population in dwelling units from 15 February to 13 March 2020 during the Census 2021 Mini Test – Phase 2. The test will be conducted in selected areas in Bojanala, Buffalo City, Capricon, City of   read more »


Registration on the Stats SA HR Recruitment Database open

Registration on the Stats SA HR Recruitment Database open

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has opened its database for potential employees to register for contract work opportunities on various surveys, including the upcoming census in 2021. New elements have been added to the database, so everyone needs to register, including those who had registered before. The registration process is quick and easy. Register with   read more »


Agric Census has begun

Agric Census has begun

It’s all systems go as Statistician–General and head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Mr Risenga Maluleke, this morning led a delegation of Stats SA fieldworkers to collect data at a farm in Bapsfontein in the East Rand for the Census of Commercial Agriculture (CoCA). About 600 fieldworkers wearing Stats SA branded gear, across the country are currently collecting data from farmers in order to count the number of commercial farmers,   read more »


SADHS: A Mirror for South African Health

Risky sexual behaviour still a reality in South Africa Statistics South Africa recently released the South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016 Key Indicator Report. The report, which presents key findings from the South Africa Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS) that was conducted in 2016, is intended to provide policy makers and programme managers with   read more »


Seasonal adjustment: a short primer

Seasonal adjustment: a short primer

Stats SA has, for the first time, included seasonally adjusted data in its Quarterly financial statistics of municipalities. What is seasonal adjustment? Why is it significant? Stats SA breaks it down for you. South Africa’s 257 municipalities play a vital role. Not only do they interact with citizens at a local level, but they are   read more »


Mining: a brief history

Mining: a brief history

The 1970s are best remembered for disco, bell-bottoms, and the mesmerising lava lamp. It was also the decade that saw South African mining forge ahead in its influence on the economy and employment. How has the economy in general, and mining in particular, shifted since then? Mining’s contribution to total economic production climbed in the   read more »


Media release: Quarterly Financial Statistics of Municipalities December 2016

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                           30 March 2017 Quarterly Financial Statistics of Municipalities December 2016 According to the latest Quarterly financial statistics of municipalities released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) today, purchases of water by South African municipalities decreased by 1,8% between the quarters ended September 2016 and December 2016. Electricity purchases by municipalities over the same   read more »


Media release: The state of basic service delivery in South Africa

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                           30 March 2017 The state of basic service delivery in South Africa: In-depth analysis of the Community Survey 2016 data   Tremendous progress has been made over the past few decades in the delivery of basic services. The Community Survey 2016 found that 89,8% of households used piped water, 63,4% used flush toilets   read more »


Media release: Social profile of older persons 2011-2015 report

Media release 29 March 2017 Social profile of older persons 2011-2015 report The elderly population account for 8,1% of South Africa’s population, this is a proportional increase of 0,1 of a percentage point compared to 2011 (8,0%). Between 2001 and 2016, the proportion of older persons in the population increased by 0,8 of a percentage   read more »