Slow growth rate in tourist arrivals in South Africa in 2014 but salient characteristics remain virtually unchanged

Media Release                                                                                          04 August 2015 Slow growth rate in tourist arrivals in South Africa in 2014 but salient characteristics remain virtually unchanged According to the 2014 Tourism report released by Statistics South Africa, 9,5 million tourists were recorded among a total of 15,1 million people who arrived in South Africa in 2014. In the recent   read more »


MEDIA INVITE: Statistician–General, Pali Lehohla, releases the tourism annual report

MEDIA INVITE Statistician–General, Pali Lehohla, releases the tourism annual report The Statistician-General, Mr Pali Lehohla, will release the Tourism annual report on Tuesday, 4th August 2015. The report contains statistics on the number of travellers, including tourists, who arrive through South African ports of entry during 2014. The report will also include information on tourists’   read more »


Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2015

MEDIA INVITE Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2015 The Statistician-General, Mr Pali Lehohla, will release the results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the second quarter (Q2) of 2015 on Wednesday, 29th July 2015. The report will be released as follows: Date        : 29 July 2015 Time       :    read more »


A rumour wobbles an industry

A rumour wobbles an industry

Misinformation and hearsay have the power to influence an economy. Thousands of civil servants resigned from their posts in 2014 and early 2015 in response to rumours about proposed pension reforms. The economic effect was large enough to be seen in recent gross domestic product (GDP) data released by Stats SA. The government services sector   read more »


Postponement of the Q1: 2015 Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) release

18 May 2015 The release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) publication for the first quarter of 2015 will be postponed to the 26th of May 2015. The release is postponed determine the impact of the implementation of a new master sample, based on the 2011 Census, on the QLFS series. The first quarter   read more »


Media briefing on Statistics South Africa Budget Vote 2015/16

Honourable Minister Jeff Radebe: Media briefing on Statistics South Africa Budget Vote 2015/16   Good day ladies and gentlemen and members of the media Later today I will present the budget vote speech for Statistic South Africa (Stats SA), and the task ahead is a mammoth one. We will outline what needs to be done   read more »


POSTPONEMENT OF THE Q1: 2015 QUARTERLY LABOUR FORCE SURVEY (QLFS) RELEASE

4 May 2015 The release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) publication for the 1st quarter of 2015 will be postponed to the 19th of May 2015.  The release is postponed to facilitate further quality assurance of the data. Ends   Issued by Statistics South Africa   For technical enquiries contact Durieux Monet Acting   read more »


Labour market dynamics in South Africa, 2014 report

Labour market dynamics in South Africa, 2014 report

PRESS STATEMENT APRIL 2015 Highlights The effects of the 2008–2009 global financial crisis on the South African economy continued to linger in 2014. This, combined with factors such as constrained electricity supply and labour unrest, has negatively impacted on the performance of the economy. Slowing growth rates over the period 2010–2013 (averaging 2,7%), continued into   read more »


Municipalities purchase less electricity but spend more on water

Municipalities purchase less electricity but spend more on water

Municipal purchases and sales of water and electricity followed expected seasonal patterns in the quarter ended December 2014. Municipalities spent an additional 12,9% on water purchases, compared with the quarter ended September 2014. Municipal income generated from water sales increased by 20,0%. There were decreases in both purchases of electricity (-27,9%) and sales of electricity   read more »


Media Release: Education Series I – Focus on schooling in Limpopo

Media Release 12 March 2015   Education Series I: Focus on schooling in Limpopo report  gives details on the status of schooling in Limpopo About 97,9% of Limpopo residents between the ages of 7 and 18 years were attending some form of educational institution in 2013, up from 95,1% in 2002. This is according to   read more »