Media advisory 27 March 2017
Statistician-General to release the results of the Census of Mining and a report on the Social profile of older persons
The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release two key datasets at a media briefing to be held on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 in Pretoria – the Social profile of older persons report as well as results of the 2015 census of the South African mining industry.
The mining census is conducted once every three to five years. It collects data on the nature and structure of the mining industry. The results of the Census of Mining present data collected from all mines that were registered for mineral rights with the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) in 2015. The report presents statistics from the following variables collected: income generated by the industry (including sales revenue by commodity), employment levels and average salaries in the industry, expenditure, as well as details and rand values of raw and capitalised materials purchased and services outsourced by the mining industry at both national and provincial level.
The Vulnerable groups series II: The social profile of older persons 2011-2015, report provides statistics on the socio-economic conditions and social profile of older persons including their living conditions, medical aid coverage, access to basic services, old age grant and pension coverage rates, employment, illiteracy rates & education levels, and their migration patterns, amongst others. The report will also present changes in the number of older persons living below the poverty lines.
The media briefing will be held as follows:
Date : Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Time : 13H00
Venue : Tshedimosetso House, Cnr Francis Baard & Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria
(NB! There will be a video link to Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament, Cape Town.)
Tel: 012 339 2401
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