Stats SA staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Media Release                                                                                                                                         9 June 2020                                                                read more »


8,1% of respondents lost jobs or had to close businesses

Media Release                                                                                                                                             20 May 2020                                                      8,1% of respondents lost jobs or had to close businesses 8,1% of respondents reported that they lost their jobs or had to close their businesses   read more »


Quarterly Labour Force Survey Q2:2020 data will be collected telephonically

Media Release                                                                                                           7   read more »


Stats SA launches Wave 2 of online survey to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is appealing to the public to participate in an online survey it launched recently to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Accurate, real-time statistics are of utmost importance in times of crisis,” said Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke. “These surveys will be used to see how COVID-19 has impacted the population,   read more »


Respondents are extremely worried about the possible collapse of the economy.

Media Release                                                                                                       30 April 2020  Respondents are extremely worried about the possible collapse of the economy. Respondents were staying indoors and only left their houses to get food or medicine, according to the COVID-19 behavioural and health perception survey results released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). The survey was conducted in the week   read more »


Statistics South Africa to use telephonic data collection for Quarterly Labour Force Survey (Q2) 2020

Media Release                                                                                                       28 April 2020 Statistics South Africa to use telephonic data collection for Quarterly Labour Force Survey (Q2) 2020 The lockdown and progression of the pandemic resulted in the discontinuation of face-to-face data collection on 19 March 2020. Further to this, Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA) Executive Committee took a decision to suspend   read more »


COVID-19: Four in ten businesses feel that they cannot continue to operate

Media release                                                                                               21 April 2020  COVID-19: Four in ten businesses feel that they cannot continue to operate  The results of a rapid response survey conducted by Stats SA during the lockdown was released today. Businesses were asked how the current crisis affected their operations in the two-week period from 30 March to 13 April 2020.   read more »


COVID-19: Four in ten businesses feel that they cannot continue to operate

COVID-19: Four in ten businesses feel that they cannot continue to operate

A rapid response survey, conducted by Stats SA during the lockdown, asked businesses how the current crisis is affecting their operations in the two-week period from 30 March to 13 April 2020. This is what they told us. A total of 707 businesses in the formal sector responded to the survey, outlining the pandemic’s impact   read more »


Stats SA launches online survey to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is appealing to the public to participate in an online survey it launched recently to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Accurate, real-time statistics are of utmost importance in times of crisis,” said Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke. “These surveys will be used to see how COVID-19 has impacted the population,   read more »


COVID-19 lockdown impacts publication of economic statistics

Media release                                                                                                              17 April 2020 COVID-19 lockdown impacts publication of economic statistics  Statistics South Africa recently issued a media statement on the impact of the lockdown on data collection processes and scheduled web statistical releases. In light of the extension of the lockdown, we felt it important to keep the public apprised of the continuing   read more »