Media Invite: Living Conditions Survey /New weights CPI basket

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                           17 January 2017


Release of the Living Conditions Survey and the new weights for the Consumer Price Index (CPI)


Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will release the results of the Living Conditions Survey (LCS) 2014/2015 and the new weights for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) on Friday, 27 January 2017 at its offices in Salvokop, Pretoria.


The LCS was conducted between October 2014 and October 2015. It measures a number of dimensions of living standards including household expenditure and household income. It provides an understanding of households’ income sources and levels as well as their spending patterns.

The expenditure estimates of the LCS form the basis of the weights and basket of the Consumer Price Index.

The media briefing will be held as follows;

Date: 27 January 2017

Time: 11:00

Venue: Auditorium, ISIbalo house, 75 Koch Street, Salvokop, Pretoria.



Felicia Sithole

Tel: 012 339 2401

Cell: 076 430 0693



For media enquiries contact:

Lesedi Dibakwane

Tel: 012 310 8578

Cell: 082 805 7088