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Media Release – Exploration of selected contact crimes in South Africa: In depth analysis of the Victims of Crime Survey Data

Media Release  3rd May 2016 Exploration of selected contact crimes in South Africa: In depth analysis of the Victims of Crime Survey Data   According to the Victims of Crime Survey Data report released by Stats SA, more females (71,3) experienced sexual offence than their male (28,7%) counterparts; while more males (72,9%) experienced assault than   read more »


MEDIA ADVISORY: In-depth analysis of Victims of Crime Survey data

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                              29 April 2016   In-depth analysis of Victims of Crime Survey data The Statistician –General, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release Crime statistics series volume III: Exploration of selected contact crimes in South Africa (In-depth analysis of Victims of Crime Survey data: 2011–2014/15) findings on Wednesday, the 4th of May 2016.   The main   read more »


Statistician-General to release report on housing from a human settlement perspective

Media Invite 18 April 2016   Statistician-General to release report GHS Series Volume VII: Housing from a human settlement perspective The Statistician-General will deliver a profile on housing and human settlement in the country through the lens of the General Household Survey. The series GHS Volume VII: Housing from a human settlement perspective report provides   read more »


Media Invite: Vulnerable groups series I web

Media Invite 14 April 2016   Statistician-General to release report on the social profile of youth in South Africa This year marks four decades since the youth of South Africa precipitated an irreversible movement to seize freedom and flush out apartheid from the face of South Africa in 1976. It is against this backdrop that   read more »


Media Invite: Quarterly Employment Statistics 2015

MEDIA INVITE Quarterly Employment Statistics 2015 The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the results of the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) Q4 of 2015 at a media briefing to be held on Wednesday 23, March 2016 in Pretoria. Date: 23 March 2016 Lock- up: 14H00 Embargo: 14H30 Venue: GCIS Tshedimosetso House, Cnr   read more »


Thank you South Africa for opening doors to team Stats SA

Thank you South Africa for opening doors to team Stats SA

Credit to the twelve thousand fieldworkers who sang one song that reverberated as they combed the breadth and width of our country singing the song for the Community Survey. In the Free State the song was sung and its echo, guided by the Orange River, unleashed itself into the sandy dunes of the Northern Cape.   read more »


The economics of Christmas

The economics of Christmas

The economics of Christmas: disrupting the normal You are looking for a Christmas gift for Aunt Edna. As you browse the aisles, you think of how much you are looking forward to the trip down to the coast. December is an unusual time for the country economically. Monthly statistics on the economy clearly show how   read more »


Stats SA ready for Community Survey 2016

Stats SA ready for Community Survey 2016

Minister Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency, and the Statistician-General, Pali Lehohla, launched the enumeration phase of the Community Survey 2016 (CS 2016) today. The launch was held at one of the 330 training venues where Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is training more than 10 000 contract staff who will be deployed to collect information   read more »


Tourism: employment, economy and foreign income

Tourism: employment, economy and foreign income

Much has been said about the importance of tourism, particularly of its role in economic growth, employment and attracting foreign exchange. The latest Tourism Satellite Account for South Africa report provides indicators of tourism’s role in these three spheres. Time series for much of the data are now available (10 years).   Tourism as a   read more »


South African manufacturing production and the exchange rate

South African manufacturing production and the exchange rate

The South African economy was hit hard by the global economic crisis of 2008/2009. The country’s manufacturing industry contracted sharply, and its subsequent recovery has been insufficient for the volume of manufacturing production to return to its pre-crisis level. Figure 1 shows SA’s manufacturing production (volume) compared with OECD industrial production.1 Preliminary manufacturing data for   read more »