Statistics South Africa to release the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS), Quarter 2: 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                                    22 September 2020   Statistics South Africa to release the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS), Quarter 2: 2020 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will release   read more »


Release date for QLFS Quarter 2: 2020 results

MEDIA NOTICE                                                                                                                                                  20 September 2020 Release date for QLFS   read more »


Statistics South Africa goes to the field for the Post-enumeration Survey, (PES) 2021 Trial from 09 September 2020 to 07 October 2020.

Statistics South Africa goes to the field for the Post-enumeration Survey, (PES) 2021 Trial from 09 September 2020 to 07 October 2020.

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) would like to thank everyone who participated in the Census 2021 Trial that took place as from 10 August to 06 September 2020. A Post-enumeration Survey (PES) 2021 Trial, will be conducted immediately after the Census 2021 Trial data collection as from 09 September 2020 to 07 October 2020. The   read more »


Steep slump in GDP as COVID-19 takes its toll on the economy

Steep slump in GDP as COVID-19 takes its toll on the economy

The punch in the gut was severe. Perhaps the second quarter of 2020 will become known as the pandemic quarter. South Africa’s economy suffered a significant contraction during April, May and June, when the country operated under widespread lockdown restrictions in response to COVID-19. Gross domestic product (GDP) fell by just over 16% between the   read more »


Statistics South Africa to release the Gross domestic product (GDP) Q2 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                   2 September 2020   Statistics South Africa to release the Gross domestic product (GDP) Q2 2020 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will release the results of the Gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2020, at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 8 September 2020. Media briefing will be   read more »


Mbalo Brief – August 2020

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is conducting the first ever digital Census trial in preparation for the upcoming Census in 2021. The Census 2021 Trial, which started from 10 August to 06 September 2020 in selected areas around the country, will test online and telephonic data collection to prepare for remote data collection in 2021. Census 2021 is   read more »


Stats Biz – August 2020

Annual CPI inflation quickened to 3,2% in July from 2,2% in June as lockdown restrictions continued to ease. The monthly increase of 1,3% was driven largely by fuel prices and municipal tariffs. Motorists felt some pain as the price of inland 95-octane petrol climbed from R13,40 per litre in June to R15,12 per litre in   read more »


Stats SA announces further delay in the release of QLFS Q2 results

Media release                                                                                  30 August 2020 Stats SA announces further delay in the release of QLFS Q2 results Statistics South Africa regrets to announce a further delay in the release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS), Quarter 2 2020 results, in light of a new collection methodology imposed by COVID-19 restrictions. The national statistics office   read more »


EBA spending on transport declines

EBA spending on transport declines

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) and the Gautrain Management Agency were two of five transport institutions that cut spending in 2018/19. Total expenditure by extra-budgetary accounts and funds (EBAs) involved in transport fell by 3,5%, from R32,0 billion in 2017/18 to R30,9 billion in 2018/19.1 This is according to the latest Financial statistics of   read more »


Consumer inflation rises to four-month high

Consumer inflation rises to four-month high

Annual CPI inflation quickened to 3,2% in July from 2,2% in June as lockdown restrictions continued to ease. The monthly increase was 1,3%, the biggest monthly rise since February 2016 when the rate was 1,4%. The monthly move in July was driven largely by fuel prices and municipal tariffs. Motorists felt some pain as the   read more »