Monthly Archives: August 2013

Real gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices increased by 3,0 per cent during the second quarter of 2013.

Real gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices increased by 3,0 per cent during the second quarter of 2013.

27 August 2013: 11:30 a.m. The seasonally adjusted real GDP at market prices for the second quarter of 2013 increased by an annualised rate of 3,0 per cent compared with an increase of 0,9 per  cent during the first quarter of 2013. GDP is one of the Economic Indicators which measures the rate of economic   read more »

Stats SA survey shows improved access to services but decline in perceived quality

22 August 2013 Stats SA’s General Household Survey (GHS) released today shows improvements in key service delivery sectors, as well as a decline in the perceived quality of these services. The GHS 2012 report, conducted between July and September 2012, shows an increase in the number of households who had access to piped water, sanitation   read more »

Inflation up to 6,3%

The annual inflation rate jumped to 6,3% in July from the 5,5% recorded in June. This is the first time since April 2012 that the CPI has strayed outside of the inflation target band. The increase in the annual rate was almost totally due to the 84c/l increase in the petrol price which resulted in   read more »

Fieldworker – August/September 2013 release

Fieldworker – August/September 2013 release

Inside this edition: The Stats Act and you 2, Kicking off a passion for numbers 3, Gender counts: Women in Statistics 4-5, Building a future in construction 6, Bringing data to life 7, Test your knowledge 8

A giant step in agriculture statistics

A giant step in agriculture statistics

Background On 05 August 2013, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) published an ‘Agricultural households’ report which is based on Population Census 2011 (Census 2011). This report covers all types of agriculture, namely subsistence, smallholder and commercial. This is an important milestone since as a country, we are taking the first step to better understand and   read more »

Statistics South Africa presents the Population Census 2011: Agricultural Households Release

Date: 5 August 2013 “The report presents the status of the South African household based on agriculture as depicted in the Population Census of 2011 addressing the three agriculture related questions in the Census 2011 questionnaire” said Statistician General Pali Lehohla. The number of households engaged in agriculture (also referred to as agricultural households in   read more »

Stats SA launches small area data on Roambi app

Date: 2 August 2013 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new publication, “My Village, My suburb”, on the Stats SA Roambi App. As the name implies, this publication gives users access to Census 2011 data at a small-area level (i.e. suburb or village). The application makes it easy   read more »

Stats SA launches new-look website

Date: 2 August 2013 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new-look website, which took place in the district of Umkhanyakude on 01 August 2013. Stats SA’s new website is an expression of a deeper paradigm shift. No longer are data and information simply seen as a set of   read more »

Mbalo Brief – August 2013

Approximately 57 years ago, on 9 August 1956, more than 20 000 heroines took it upon themselves to challenge those who were imposing racist and unjust laws upon them.  Women of all races joined forces under the leadership of Lillian Ngoyi, Rahima Moosa, Helen Joseph, Sophia de Bruyn, Frances Baard, Bertha Gxowa and Albertina Sisulu   read more »

Education is key to better labour market outcomes

Employment increased by 100 000 between the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2013. Despite this, the increase in unemployment by 122 000 resulted in an increase of 0,4 of a percentage point in the unemployment rate – from 25,2% to 25,6% between the two quarters. Year-on-year, employment rose by 274 000 while unemployment rose by 254 000. Education plays   read more »