Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is conducting the National Household Travel Survey 2020 (NHTS 2020) in conjunction with the National Department of Transport (NDoT) from January 2020 until March 2020. The aim of the NHTS 2020 is to understand the transport needs and transport behaviour of households and individuals, assess attitudes towards transport services and facilities, determine the cost of transport, and determine accessibility to services such as work, health, education, etc., among others. The survey is conducted across nine provinces with a sample size of 65 000 dwelling units, and the results are expected to be released during Transport Month in October 2020. All NHTS 2020 officials are identifiable by their Stats SA identity cards which will display the photograph, name and identity number of the official. In addition, all field staff will also be wearing Stats SA branded clothing such as bibs and caps. In this month’s issue of Mbalo Brief, our educational article is based on the Quarterly employment statistics (QES) release (Statistical release P0277), which was published by Stats SA on 12 December 2019. The article looks at the employment and earnings for the quarter ending September 2019. Also have a look at our monthly crossword puzzle and solutions for the November 2019 puzzle.