As we know, June is Youth Month in commemoration of the positive role played by young people of 1976 in demanding their rights as equal citizens of this country. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the June 16 uprising where hundreds of young people were killed by the apartheid government when they protested against imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction. June has been designated as youth month with a specific focus on June 16, the day which is celebrated every year.
Youth plays an important role in the society, including promoting healthy practices amongst peer groups and taking steps to protect themselves against health risks. Thus, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) in collaboration with the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) is conducting the South Africa Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS) 2016 on behalf of the National Department of Health (NDOH) and the youth is also encouraged to partake in the survey. SADHS will be conducted across the country from June to November 2016 and with participants from a sample of 15 000 households. The information collected from the survey is essential to track the health needs of the population, monitor the performance of health services and quality of selected health programmes (such as HIV/AIDS, TB, maternal and child health and primary health services).
Included in this fifth issue of Mbalo Brief are our monthly articles such as the Producer price index (PPI), Mining, Motor trade sales, Tourism and migration and Land transport survey. Once more, we have included our monthly crossword puzzle to tease your brain and solutions for the May 2016 puzzle.
Articles published in this issue are based on results of industry surveys conducted for the months ranging from March to May 2016 which were published by Stats SA in May and June 2016.
Download Mbalo Brief – June 2016
For more details on any of the surveys, visit our website at: www.statssa.gov.za
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