Drought still continues to be a challenge for most parts of the country and it might take time to recover due to lack of rainfall. According to the inter-ministerial task team on drought, dams across the country were at their lowest levels in years. In 2015, the national dam levels were estimated at 64,3% of normal full supply and have dropped to 53,0% as at 05 September 2016. The water restrictions have been imposed across provinces and government has advised citizens to use water sparingly at all times. Current indications were that above-normal rainfall and temperatures could be expected during the early summer season (November, December and January).
In this month’s issue of Mbalo Brief, our educational article is based on the Crime Statistics, which were derived from the 2016 Community Survey results, with a focus on, among others crimes experienced by households and types of crimes. Also have a look at our monthly crossword puzzle and solutions for the August 2016 puzzle.
Also included in this issue are our monthly articles such as Producer price index, Motor trade sales, Land transport and Tourism and migration.
Articles published in this issue are based on results of industry surveys conducted for the months ranging from May to July 2016 which were published by Stats SA in July and August 2016.
Download: Mbalo Brief – September 2016
For more details on any of the surveys, visit our website at: www.statssa.gov.za
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