Statistics council

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Statistics council

The Statistics Council is appointed in terms of the Statistics Act (6 of 1999). The role of the council is to advise the Minister and the Statistician-General on any issue concerned with the production and use of official statistics. This includes:

  • Strategic advice on statistical policy and priorities
  • Technical advice, in general or on specific statistical data collections and methodological issues
  • Coordination of statistical activities.

A new council was appointed in 2019, with Prof David Everatt as Chairperson.