Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is appealing to the public to participate in an online survey it launched recently to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Accurate, real-time statistics are of utmost importance in times of crisis,” said Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke. “These surveys will be used to see how COVID-19 has impacted the population, and will be used by government to inform their strategy going forward. For us to win this fight, the decisions we make must be evidenced-based.”
COVID-19 and the lock-down will have a multi-dimensional impact. For this reason, the survey will be conducted in three waves.
|Wave 1||Health behaviour and perceptions|
|Wave 2||Employment and income related issues, including hunger|
|Wave 3||Education, including home schooling, as well as how people generally spent their time|
This is the first survey that the organisation will conduct using the convenience sampling approach.
Stats SA encourages all those living in South Africa to complete Wave 2 of the survey by clicking on the link below:
All responses are anonymous and no personal information will be recorded.
The results of Wave 1 of the survey is available here: