Yearly Archives: 2022

The impact of COVID-19 on national government finances in the 2020/2021 financial year

The impact of COVID-19 on national government finances in the 2020/2021 financial year

Total revenue collection of national government decreased by R95 billion from R1 385 billion in 2019/2020 to R1 290 billion in 2020/2021. The revenue streams in national government are taxes collected, grants and ‘other’ receipts (this comprises sales of goods and services and interest). Taxes collected contributed about 97% of total revenue. The decrease of   read more »


Increase in number of out-of-school children and youth in SA in 2020

Increase in number of out-of-school children and youth in SA in 2020

In 2021, close to 3% of 15-year-olds and nearly 9% of 17-year-olds dropped out of school. The General Household Survey, 2021, released by Statistics South Africa, indicates that although most 18- and 19-year-olds were still attending secondary school, almost three out of 10 pupils aged 18 years (29,3%) and 4 out of 9 (46,3%) of   read more »


Real estate, activities auxiliary to financial intermediation and business services industry, 2020

Media Release                                                                         28 June 2022 Real estate, activities auxiliary to financial intermediation and business services industry, 2020 Today, Stats SA   read more »


Formal non-agricultural sector employment up in first quarter of 2022

Formal non-agricultural sector employment up in first quarter of 2022

According to the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES, Q1:2022) survey released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), total employment in the formal non-agricultural sector increased by 42 000 in the first quarter of 2022, bringing the level of total employment to approximately 10,1 million. The survey showed that jobs increased by 200 000 between March 2021 and   read more »


Construction industry, 2020

Media Release 27 June 2022 Construction industry, 2020 According to the Construction industry report released by Statistics South Africa today, 11 000 construction jobs were lost between 2011 (484 000) and 2020 (473 000). The biggest losses in jobs were recorded in the construction of civil engineering structures (-31 000) and site preparation (-9 000).   read more »


Statistics South Africa to release the results of the Construction industry, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                   24 June 2022 Statistics South Africa to release the results of the Construction industry, 2020                                                                       Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will release 2020 Construction Industry results on Monday, 27 June 2022 through a virtual media briefing. The survey collects information every three to five years on the nature and structure of South Africa’s   read more »


General Household Survey, 2021

Media Release                                                                                                            23 June 2022 General Household Survey, 2021 Statistics South Africa released its social and household service delivery statistics, with data showing that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is still lingering for early childhood development and school attendance. The General Household Survey (GHS) tracks the progress of development in South Africa and   read more »


What do South African households look like?

What do South African households look like?

In 2021, South Africa had a population of approximately 60,5 million people. Although some South Africans resided in institutions such as hospitals and old age homes, SA had an estimated 18 million households, with an average household size of 3,34 persons. A quick glance at the General Household Survey, 2021 (GHS) released by Statistics South   read more »


Consumer inflation jumps to a 5-year high

Consumer inflation jumps to a 5-year high

Annual consumer price inflation quickened to 6,5% in May from 5,9% in April and March, breaking through the upper limit of the South African Reserve Bank’s monetary policy target range. This is the highest reading since January 2017 when the rate was 6,6%. The monthly change in the consumer price index (CPI) was 0,7%. The   read more »


Statistics South Africa to release the results of the General Household Survey, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                   20 June 2022 Statistics South Africa to release the results of the General Household Survey, 2021                                                                       Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will release the results of the 2021 General Household Survey (GHS) on Thursday, 23 June 2022 in Pretoria. The survey provides a snapshot of progress achieved in basic government services and also   read more »