African Statistics Day(ASD)

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                          15 November 2022

Statistics South Africa (Stat SA) will commemorate the African Statistics Day(ASD)on Friday, 18 November 2022. African Statistics Day was adopted in May 1990 by the 16th Meeting of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Conference of African Ministers for Planning and Economic Development.

The day is celebrated annually and the theme for 2022 is “Strengthening data systems by modernising the production and use of agricultural statistics: informing policies with a view to improving resilience in agriculture, nutrition and food security in Africa”.

In collaboration with stakeholders in agriculture, food and nutrition sectors, ASD commemoration aims to raise awareness among decision makers, technical and financial partners, data producers and users, including researchers, and the public about the importance of data and statistics in building resilience and ending hunger in Africa.


The event will be held as follows:

Date: Friday, 18 November 2022

Time: 09H00

Venue: Statistics South Africa Head Office (ISIbalo House), 1 Koch Street, Salvokop, Pretoria

GPS coordinates: -25.761743, 28.186824


For RSVP and media inquiries contact:

Felicia Sithole

Tel: (012) 339 2401

Cell: 076 430 0693



Issued by Statistics South Africa