Media invite: Release of the Consumer Price Index (CPI),August 2016

 Media advisory                                                    


                                   19 September 2016

Release of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), August 2016


The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for August 2016 will be released at a media briefing on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 in Pretoria. The CPI is the primary indicator for the measurement of monetary policy and changes in the cost of living.


There will also be an announcement regarding the next update of the CPI weights and basket of goods and services.


The media briefing will be held as follows:


Date         :  Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Lock-up   :  9H30

Embargo :  10H00

Venue      :  Tshedimosetso House, Cnr Francis Baard & Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria.


(NB! There will be a video link to Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament, Cape Town.)





Felicia Sithole

Tel: 012 339 2401

Cell: 076 430 0693



Madimetja Mashishi

Tel: 012 337 6456

Cell: 073 821 5994



For media enquiries contact:
Lesedi Dibakwane

Director: Media Relations

Tel: 012 310 8578

Cell: 082 805 7088




Issued by Statistics South Africa