Media invite: General Household Survey, 2016

Media Invite                                                                                                                                                                        26 May 2017


Statistician-General releases the results of the General Household Survey, 2016


The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the results of the General Household Survey, 2016 (GHS) on Wednesday, 31 May, 2017. The report will outline the key findings on development in South Africa over the past fifteen years since the first GHS was conducted in 2002.


The GHS aims to assess the levels of development in the country as well as the extent of service delivery and the quality of services in a number of key service sectors, including health, disability, social security, housing, energy, access to and use of water and sanitation, environment, refuse removal, telecommunications, transport, household income, access to food, and agriculture.


The report will be released in conjunction with two comprehensive publications on development indicators for provinces and for metropolitan areas.


The report will be released as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Time: 12:00 -13:00

Venue: GCIS Media Room, Tshedimosetso House 1035 Frances Baard Street, Hatfield, Pretoria

NB: There will be a video link to Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament, Cape Town



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