Mbalo Brief – July 2016

The Statistician-General, Pali Lehohla and Minister Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, released the results of the Community Survey (CS) 2016 on 30 June 2016. The survey reflects the progress that the country has made 20 years since Census 1996 in terms of educational attainment, service delivery, poverty reduction and access to services. The results of CS 2016 will help government and the private sector to develop policies and make decisions based on evidence at national, provincial and municipal levels. The results of the survey show that the country’s population has increased from 51,8 million in 2011 to 55,7 million in 2016, which is an increase of over 3 million people.

This month’s educational article provides more detail on the results of CS 2016. The article will look at the characteristics of the population in terms of the proportion of the four populations in the country (black African, coloured, white and Indian/Asian), and educational enrolment and attainment, such as the proportion of those who completed primary, secondary and tertiary education. The article will further reflect on the proportion of households who have access to basic services.

Included in this issue are the usual monthly articles such as the Producer price index (PPI), Retail trade sales, Manufacturing and Mining. Also have a look at our monthly crossword puzzle and solutions for the June 2016 puzzle.

Articles published in this issue are based on results of industry surveys conducted for the months ranging from April to July 2016, which were published by Stats SA in June and July 2016.

Download: Mbalo Brief – July 2016

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