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South Africa’s Income & Expenditure Survey Takes Off

Household income and expenditure surveys are an essential component to a healthy data ecosystem and critical for economic and developmental planning and decision-making. Statistical agencies like Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) use these surveys to inform the measurement of inflation and to better understand a country’s household economy and living conditions. “Out of every R1   read more »


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                        01 November 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stats SA will commence with data collection operations for the country’s fifth large-scale Income & Expenditure Survey (IES) 2022/23 on Monday, 7 November 2022. The year-long data collection phase will run until the end of November 2023.  The IES 2022/23 is a household-based sample survey specifically designed   read more »


MEDIA RELEASE

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                              18 September 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stats SA prepares to collect comprehensive information on household income and expenditure by visiting over 31 000 dwelling units across the country during the Income & Expenditure Survey (IES 2022/23). The IES 2022/23 is a household-based sample survey specifically designed to collect detailed household income and expenditure   read more »


HOW UNEQUAL IS SOUTH AFRICA?

HOW UNEQUAL IS SOUTH AFRICA?

South Africa is known as one of the most unequal countries in the world, reporting a per-capita expenditure Gini coefficient of 0,67 in 2006, dropping to 0,65 in 2015. This is according to the Inequality Trends in South Africa report released by Stats SA. According to the Palma ratio, the top 10% of the population   read more »


Inequality Trends in South Africa: A multidimensional diagnostic of inequality

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                 14 November 2019 Inequality Trends in South Africa: A multidimensional diagnostic of inequality Statistics South Africa in partnership with the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) and the Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD) have released the first Inequality Trends Report for South Africa. This partnership was forged through our collective involvement   read more »


Poverty Trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 & 2015

  Media Release                                                                                                        22 August 2017 Poverty Trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 & 2015 The proportion of the population living in poverty declined from 66,6% (31,6 million persons) in 2006 to 53,2% (27,3 million) in 2011, but increased to   read more »


Statistician-General to release the ‘Poverty Trends in South Africa’ report

Media advisory                                                                                        16 August 2017                         Statistician-General to release the ‘Poverty Trends in South Africa’ report The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Poverty Trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 and 2015 report   read more »


Poverty Trends in South Africa

Press Statement                                                                                                          3 April 2014 Poverty Trends in South Africa South Africa winning war on poverty Poverty levels in the country have declined as the number of people living below the poverty line dropped since 2006. The Poverty Trends Report released by Statistics South Africa reveals that people   living below the food poverty line   read more »


Millennium Development Goals report

Millennium Development Goals report

FOREWORD Minister Trevor Manuel, the Minister in the Presidency: The National Planning Commission  We are in the home stretch, 2015 is just around the corner and this Millennium Development Goals report, the fifth in a series of reports since the adoption of the MDG‟s in 2000, is critical in understanding and knowing whether we are   read more »


Report-03-10-19 - Inequality Trends in South Africa: A Multidimensional Diagnostic of Inequality

Inequality in South Africa has long been recognized as one of the most salient features of our society. In addition to being extremely high, South African inequality appears to be remarkably persistent. To better understand the inequality challenges facing the country, Stats SA has produced a comprehensive report on inequality trends in partnership with the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) based in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and the Agence Francaise de Dveloppement (AFD). read more »


Report-03-10-02 - Men, Women and Children: Findings of the Living Conditions Survey

Men, Women and Children is a report based on the results of the Living Conditions Survey (LCS) conducted between September 2008 and August 2009. The main aim of this survey is to provide data that will contribute to better understanding poverty in South Africa and to provide data for monitoring levels of poverty over time. The report seeks to understand the adult population, the household situation and the child population through profiling their living circumstances and levels of poverty. Special focus is given to the differences between males and females, whether at the level of the household head or the individual. read more »


Report-03-10-06 - Poverty trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 and 2011

The Poverty Trends report analyzes trends in poverty and inequality between 2006 and 2011 drawing on money-metric data collected through the Income and Expenditure Survey (IES) 2005/06 and 2010/11, as well as the Living Conditions Survey (LCS) 2008/09. We profile poverty at both a household and individual level. This report also examines the expenditure profile of poor and non-poor households with specific attention given to the differences in food expenditure between these two groups. read more »


Report-03-10-01 - Subjective Poverty in South Africa: Findings of the Living Conditions Survey

Subjective Poverty in South Africa is a report based on the results of the Living Conditions Survey (LCS) conducted between September 2008 and August 2009. The main aim of this survey is to provide data that will contribute to better understanding poverty in South Africa and to provide data for monitoring levels of poverty over time. Measurement of poverty levels, like the measurement of any other phenomenon such as unemployment, fertility or mortality requires a standard definition to be applied over time to properly determine trends. A debate on the definition of poverty in South Africa has been a continuous one in which several approaches have emerged. Two of the main concepts at the core of the definition of poverty are objective and subjective poverty. Subjective poverty, the subject of this report, is an individual`s assessment of his or her own welfare, utility or happiness. It challenges the mainstream view that poverty is an objective, money-metric and uniformly applicread more »


Report-03-10-03 - Poverty Profile of South Africa: Application of the poverty lines on the LCS

Poverty is a key development problem in social, economic and political terms. In post-apartheid South Africa, fighting the legacy of poverty and under-development has always been a central theme of Government. Hence, the demand for regular, quality poverty data to inform Governmentread more »


Matjhabeng

Matjhabeng Local Municipality is one of the local municipalities under Lejweleputswa District in the Free State province and is one of five local municipalities.The major cities are Allanridge, Hennenman, Odendaalsrus, Ventersburg, Virginia and Welkom.(http://www.localgovernment.co.za/south-africa/local-municipality/44/matjhabeng-local-municipality)read more »


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