Mbalo Brief – October 2021

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is the official agency that measures South Africa’s inflation rate. Up until now, Stats SA has been collecting price information for categories of products typically purchased in retail outlets through field workers who have been using paper questionnaires. However, starting from the first quarter of 2022, Stats SA will be moving from the traditional paper and pen method of data collection to utilising digital data collection. Fieldworkers will be capturing data onto digital devices namely, tablets instead of paper questionnaires.

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