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Purpose of Act

2. The purpose of this Act is to advance the planning, production, analysis, documentation, storage, dissemination and use of official and other statistics by providing for—
(a) a Statistician-General as head of Statistics South Africa and for a Council;
(b) the respective functions of the Statistician-General, the Council and the Minister and their interrelations;
(c) co-ordination between Statistics South Africa and other organs of state that produce official or other statistics;
(d) co-operation between the producers of official statistics and—
(i) the users of such and other statistics in the government, other sectors of society and the public at large;
(ii) the respondents supplying the information that results in official and other statistics;
(e) liaison with international and regional organisations that—
(i) request official statistics;
(ii) make recommendations about the standardisation, classification, collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of statistics.