Post & Telecommunication Industry (2013): Income from internet services rises by 8,6%

05 October 2015 Media Release Income  The total income for the post and telecommunications industry in 2013 was R276,3 billion. The largest contributor to the total income was ‘telecommunications’ (R262,2 billion or 95%), with ‘post and associated courier activities’ at R14,2 billion or 5%. The total sales of goods and services (R266,9 billion) represents an   read more »


Transport and Storage Industry (2013): Road freight leads employment creation in transport and storage industry

Media Release Income  The total income for the transport and storage industry in 2013 was R401,9 billion. The largest contributors to the total income was ‘activities of other transport agencies’ (R132,6 billion or 33%), and by ‘freight transport by road’ (R87,9 billion or 22%). The total income represents an increase of 10,7% per annum over   read more »


Electricity, Gas and Water Supply Industry (2013): Increase in income and employment in electricity, gas and water supply industry

Media Release Income  The total income for the electricity, gas and water supply industry in 2013 was R181,2 billion. The largest contributor to the total income was ‘generation, transmission and distribution of electricity’ (R150,2 million or 82,8%), followed by ‘collection, purification and distribution of water’ (R22,1 billion or 12,2%) and ‘manufacturing and distribution of gaseous   read more »


Media Invite: Large Sample Survey Reports

14 September 2015   Stats SA releases Large Sample Survey reports   The Statistician-General, Mr Pali Lehohla, will release the three following Large Sample Survey reports: 1. Electricity, Gas and Water Supply Industry (2013) – 10h00 The results presented in this publication were derived from the 2013 Electricity, gas and water supply industry large sample   read more »


The number of volunteers has increased in the country since 2010

10 September 2015 Media Release In 2014, there were 2,2 million volunteers compared to 1,3 million in 2010, constituting an increase of about 898 000 volunteers. The country’s volunteer rate increased by 2,1 percentage points to 5, 8% in 2014. The number of volunteered hours increased from the 419,2 million in 2010 to 610,4 million in   read more »


Domestic tourism survey 2014

10 September 2015 Media Release There was a general pattern of decline in domestic tourism over the past two years, 2013 and 2014 with the total number of day trips decreasing from 54, 4 million in 2013 to 48 million in 2014. This is according to the Domestic tourism survey 2014 report released by Statistics   read more »


Real gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices decreased by 1,3 per cent during the second quarter of 2015

Real gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices decreased by 1,3 per cent during the second quarter of 2015

The seasonally adjusted real GDP at market prices for the second quarter of 2015 decreased by an annualised rate of 1,3 per cent compared with an increase of 1,3 per cent during the first quarter of 2015. The main contributors to the decrease in economic activity for the second quarter of 2015 were the manufacturing   read more »


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 »