Yearly Archives: 2018

Private sector companies record turnover increases

Media release                                                                                                  20 November 2018  Private sector companies record turnover increases The total turnover for private sector enterprises1 operating in the South African economy increased by 6,0% to R9 369 199 million (R9,4 trillion) for 2017 from R8 836 493 million (R8,8 trillion) in 2016. For the reference period, turnover increased in all industries covered in the Annual   read more »


Financial statistics of consolidated general government, 2016/2017

Media release                                                                                                              read more »


General government spending slows in 2016/17

General government spending slows in 2016/17

Indicative of an economy under strain, expenditure by general government increased by just 4,7% from 2015/16 to 2016/17. This is the lowest annual rise in spending on record since 2005/06, when Stats SA started publishing the current series of its Financial statistics of consolidated general government report. The latest financial data provide an updated picture   read more »


World Toilet Day 2018

World Toilet Day 2018

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), around 60% of the global population, or 4,5 billion people, either have no toilet at home or one that doesn’t safely manage excreta. To commemorate World Toilet Day, which is celebrated on 19 November, the focus will be on improving access   read more »


Stats SA paid for services rendered contrary to Mr Mzwanele Manyi’s claim

MEDIA STATEMENT                                                                                         16 November 2018                                                                                                  Stats SA paid for services rendered contrary to Mr Mzwanele Manyi’s claim Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) takes note of the allegations made by Mr Mzwanele Manyi at the Zondo Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector, wherein he   read more »


Statistics South Africa to release Annual Financial Statistics (AFS), 2017 and Financial statistics of consolidated general government, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                         15 November 2018 Statistics South Africa to release Annual Financial Statistics (AFS), 2017 and Financial statistics of consolidated general government, 2017 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will release the Annual Financial Statistics (AFS), 2017 and the Financial statistics of consolidated general government, 2017, at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday,   read more »


Mbalo Brief – November 2018

South Africa commemorates National Disability Rights Awareness Month from 3 November to 3 December annually, with National Disability Rights Awareness Day celebrated on 3 December. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), disability refers to impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional or developmental and may be   read more »


Four facts about indigent households

Four facts about indigent households

If South Africa were a suburb of 100 households, 22 would be beneficiaries of government’s indigent programme. Stats SA’s recent Non-financial census of municipalities provides insight into those households that struggle to afford access to basic services.   Fact 1: 22% of households are classified as indigent In 2001 South Africa adopted a policy intended   read more »


Stats Biz – October 2018

South Africa’s 20 universities and 6 universities of technology spent R5,89 billion on capital expenditure in 2017. The bulk was directed towards the construction and maintenance of buildings such as laboratories, lecture halls and residences. The second most important item was furniture, taking up 14% of capital expenditure. Explore capital expenditure, and other stories, in   read more »


Who is most likely to be affected by long-term unemployment?

Who is most likely to be affected by long-term unemployment?

South Africa’s official unemployment rate is on the increase. In the past 10 years (2008–2018), the unemployment rate has increased from 21,5% to almost 28,0%. Unemployment refers to those persons who were not employed, had taken steps to look for a job or to start a business and were available to take up a job   read more »