Category Archives: Press Statements

Pilot Census to make use of remote data collection only

In light of the increasing COVID-19 infections, and the move to alert level 4, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has suspended all face-to-face data collection, in order to ensure the safety of fieldworkers and respondents against the spread of the Coronavirus. Only remote data collection methods will be used, i.e. online where households complete the   read more »


Stats SA Suspends Field Visits

Media release                                                                                              30 June 2021 Stats SA Suspends Field Visits Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has suspend in-person data collection following new COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions. The national statistical agency had resumed limited field visits across the country in April this year after pulling out in March 2020. “All face-to-face data collection methods are   read more »


Statistician-General tests positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Media release                                                                                              11 June 2021 Statistician-General tests positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) The Statistician-General of South Africa, Mr Risenga Maluleke, has tested positive for COVID-19. He is experiencing mild symptoms and is recuperating at home. Following the COVID-19 regulations, all close contacts of the Statistician-General are being informed and advised to quarantine. The SG urges all   read more »


Statistics South Africa to release the results of the Gross domestic product (GDP), 1st Quarter 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                   3 June 2021   Statistics South Africa to release the results of the Gross domestic product (GDP), 1st Quarter 2021 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will release the results of the Gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2021 at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 8 June 2021   read more »


Postponement notice: General household survey

Postponement notice: General household survey                                                                        27 May 2021 Please note that the release of the results of the General household survey, originally scheduled for 27 May, has been rescheduled   read more »


MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD AT THE FIRST SA NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MIGRATION

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                  05 May 2021 MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD AT THE FIRST SA NATIONAL CONFERENCE   read more »


SA tourism industry struggles amidst COVID-19 pandemic

SA tourism industry struggles amidst COVID-19 pandemic

According to the Tourism, 2020 report released by Statistics South Africa, foreign arrivals dropped by 71% from just over 15, 8million in 2019 to less than 5 million in 2020. It is evident that the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the tourism industry quite hard around the world and in South Africa, mainly due to the lockdown   read more »


Statistics South Africa to resume field visits to ensure data integrity for household surveys amid COVID-19 restrictions

  For immediate release                                                                                                                                                 1 April 2021 Statistics South Africa to   read more »


Statistician-General to release the results of the Non-financial census of municipalities, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                            25 March 2021   Statistician-General to release the results of the Non-financial census of municipalities, 2019 The Statistician-General of South Africa, Mr Risenga Maluleke, will release the results of the Non-Financial Census of Municipalities (NFCM) 2019, at a media briefing to be held on Wednesday, 31 March 2021 in Pretoria. The NFCM   read more »


The National Household Travel Survey in South Africa (NHTS): South Africans take 45 million trips, mostly by foot

  Media release                                                                                                                                                04 March 2021 The National Household Travel Survey in South Africa (NHTS): South Africans take 45 million trips, mostly by foot Statistics South Africa   read more »