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

Media advisory                                                                                                             read more »


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 »


Minister Radebe officially opens Statistics South Africa’s new Green Building

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Honourable Jeff Radebe, will officially open Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA) new head office building at a ceremony to be held on Monday, 12 December 2016. The Honourable Minister will be joined by the Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, Stats SA staff, as   read more »


The last 15 years: business income, spending and profit

The last 15 years: business income, spending and profit

Come join us as we tell a story of South African business performance over time. There are three elements to this story, taken from Stats SA’s latest Annual financial statistics (AFS) report1: income, expenditure and profit. First, let’s explore income. The income generated by the formal business2 sector has increased consistently, except for the dip   read more »


Media Invite: QES Q3 of 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                  08 December 2016 Statistician-General to release formal sector employment statistics for the third quarter of 2016 The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for the third quarter of 2016. The QES measures changes in employment across all industries in the formal sector of the economy.   read more »


Media invite: Stats SA’s new building official opening

Media advisory                                                                                                         07 December 2016 Minister Radebe officially opens Statistics South Africa’s new Green Building Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Honourable Jeff Radebe, will officially open Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA) new head office building at a ceremony to be held on Monday, 12 December 2016. The Honourable Minister   read more »


GDP in the third quarter of 2016 grew by 0,2%

Press statement                                                                                  Embargo: Tuesday 6 December 2016, 09:30  GDP in the third quarter of 2016   read more »


Media invite: GDP Q3 of 2016

Media advisory    01 December 2016         Statistician-General to release Gross domestic product (GDP), Q3 2016     The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Gross domestic product (GDP) estimatesfor the third quarter of 2016 at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 6 December 2016 in Cape Town.   The media briefing   read more »