Looking for love in all the wrong places?

Looking for love in all the wrong places?

Don’t despair. There is hope. We promise. Finding that special someone to spend Valentine’s Day with has just become a little bit easier. From left field in the realm of dating advice enter the statisticians, who combine data and geography to show you where you can look for love. Surprised? Well, consider the fact that   read more »


Media release:Quarterly Labour Force Survey – QLFS Q4:2016

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                             14 February 2017 The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the fourth quarter of 2016 released by Statistics South Africa today, indicate that employment grew by 235 000 and the number of job seekers declined by 92 000 resulting in slight decline in the unemployment rate by 0,6 of percentage point to   read more »


AND THE STREETS FELL SILENT: HOW CRIME IMPACTS THE EVERYDAY

AND THE STREETS FELL SILENT: HOW CRIME IMPACTS THE EVERYDAY

“Play is the highest form of research” – Albert Einstein It has been said that a child’s laughter could simply be the most beautiful sound in the world and that children learn through play. But what happens when children’s opportunities to play are stifled by the reality of crime in their neighbourhoods? Stats SA’s latest   read more »


Media invite:Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the Fourth Quarter (Q4) of 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                         10 February 2016 The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016 at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 14 February 2017. The media briefing will be held as follows: Date:  Tuesday, 14 February   read more »


Media Invite:Statistician-General to release the Victims of Crime Survey 2015/16 report

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                     10 February 2017  The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the annual results of the Victims of Crime Survey 2015/16 (VOCS) at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 14 February 2016. The VOCS report provides information on crime trends and households’ perceptions about safety and law enforcement.   read more »


Overturning Verwoerd’s legacy: is this generation better-educated than their parents?

Overturning Verwoerd’s legacy: is this generation better-educated than their parents?

The majority of young people aged 20-34 in South Africa have a higher level of education than their parents. This was just one of the findings from a report on Educational Enrolment and Achievement for 2016, which Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) released recently. High-quality training, education, research and innovation are key to the achievement   read more »


Media invite:Statistician-General to release the ‘Education Series Volume III: Educational Enrolment and Achievement, 2016’ report

Media advisory                                                                                                             read more »


Four facts about our rivers you probably didn’t know

Four facts about our rivers you probably didn’t know

In honour of World Wetlands Day on 2 February, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) revisits a set of indicators on river health in South Africa to remind all of us how important our water resources are. Here are four interesting facts from the National River Ecosystem Accounts for South Africa, published in October 2015 by   read more »


Media Release: Living Conditions Survey (LCS) 2014/2015

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                          27 January 2017   Living Conditions Survey 2014/2015 The total annual household consumption expenditure between October 2014 and October 2015 is estimated at R1,72 trillion and the average South African household spent approximately R103 293 during the survey year. The main components of this expenditure come from housing and utilities, transport, food, and   read more »


Media Release: New basket and weights for the Consumer Price Index (CPI)

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                                             27 January 2017 New basket and weights for the Consumer Price Index (CPI)   There are 412 products and services in the new CPI basket, an increase from 396, which now includes new products such as instant noodles, frozen pizzas and pies, and ready-mixed flour products. Stats SA announced the changes to the   read more »