Media invite:Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the Fourth Quarter (Q4) of 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                         10 February 2016 The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016 at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 14 February 2017. The media briefing will be held as follows: Date:  Tuesday, 14 February   read more »


Dr Pali Lehohla, pays tribute to the late Professor Hans Rosling

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Media Release: Living Conditions Survey (LCS) 2014/2015

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                          27 January 2017   Living Conditions Survey 2014/2015 The total annual household consumption expenditure between October 2014 and October 2015 is estimated at R1,72 trillion and the average South African household spent approximately R103 293 during the survey year. The main components of this expenditure come from housing and utilities, transport, food, and   read more »


Media Release: New basket and weights for the Consumer Price Index (CPI)

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                                             27 January 2017 New basket and weights for the Consumer Price Index (CPI)   There are 412 products and services in the new CPI basket, an increase from 396, which now includes new products such as instant noodles, frozen pizzas and pies, and ready-mixed flour products. Stats SA announced the changes to the   read more »


Media Release: Community Survey 2016, Agricultural Households

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                                        27 January 2017   Community Survey 2016, Agricultural Households    The number of South African households engaged in agricultural activities decreased between 2011 and 2016. There were 550 000 (19,1%) fewer agricultural households in 2016 (2,33 million) than in 2011 (2,88 million).This decline was mainly due to the drought experienced throughout the country   read more »


Do men buy more clothing than women?

Do men buy more clothing than women?

On average, male-headed households spend more on clothing and footwear than female-headed households (R5 343 and R4 364 per annum in 2015, respectively). This is just one of the findings from the Living Conditions Survey (LCS), released by Statistics South Africa recently. The LCS was conducted between October 2014 and October 2015. The results of this household   read more »


Appreciating scale: business turnover in R200 notes

Appreciating scale: business turnover in R200 notes

The South African formal business sector generated R2,17 trillion in turnover in the third quarter of 2016. To put this into perspective, imagine if you drew this amount in R200 bills and went about giving away a bill every second. It would take 344 years to get rid of all the bills in this way!   read more »


UN World Data Forum wraps up

PRESS RELEASE UN World Data Forum wraps up with launch of Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data   United Arab Emirates selected to host next Forum   (Cape Town, 18 January)  — The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum is concluding today with the launch of a global plan for better data   read more »


Media advisory: South Africa hosts inaugural United Nations World Data Forum on Sustainable Development Data

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Media alert: Stats SA warns the public about telephone scam

Media alert                                                                                                              21 December 2016   It has recently come to Statistics South Africa’s attention that individuals posing as Stats SA officials have been calling people, asking for their personal information such as identity numbers. Stats SA does not request identity numbers from respondents when conducting surveys. Whereas we may use telephone interviews to collect   read more »