Statistics South Africa releases the Mid-year population estimates

Media Advisory                                                                                                                                       6 July 2020 Statistics South Africa releases the Mid-year population estimates The Statistician-General of South Africa, Mr Risenga Maluleke, will release   read more »


Statistics South Africa to release the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 1st Quarter 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                             read more »


Temporary closure of ISIbalo House due to positive COVID-19 case results in change of venue of QLFS media conference.

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                   22 June 2020 Temporary closure of ISIbalo House due to positive COVID-19 case results in change of venue of QLFS media conference. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) head office, ISIbalo House, has been closed temporarily after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. All primary and secondary contacts will be traced and managed   read more »


Stats SA launches Wave 3 of online survey to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is appealing to the public to participate in an online survey it launched recently to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Accurate, real-time statistics are of utmost importance in times of crisis,” said Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke. “These surveys will be used to see how COVID-19 has impacted the population,   read more »


Stats SA staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Media Release                                                                                                                                         9 June 2020                                                                read more »


8,1% of respondents lost jobs or had to close businesses

Media Release                                                                                                                                             20 May 2020                                                      8,1% of respondents lost jobs or had to close businesses 8,1% of respondents reported that they lost their jobs or had to close their businesses   read more »


Quarterly Labour Force Survey Q2:2020 data will be collected telephonically

Media Release                                                                                                           7   read more »


Stats SA launches Wave 2 of online survey to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is appealing to the public to participate in an online survey it launched recently to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Accurate, real-time statistics are of utmost importance in times of crisis,” said Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke. “These surveys will be used to see how COVID-19 has impacted the population,   read more »


Respondents are extremely worried about the possible collapse of the economy.

Media Release                                                                                                       30 April 2020  Respondents are extremely worried about the possible collapse of the economy. Respondents were staying indoors and only left their houses to get food or medicine, according to the COVID-19 behavioural and health perception survey results released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). The survey was conducted in the week   read more »


Statistics South Africa to use telephonic data collection for Quarterly Labour Force Survey (Q2) 2020

Media Release                                                                                                       28 April 2020 Statistics South Africa to use telephonic data collection for Quarterly Labour Force Survey (Q2) 2020 The lockdown and progression of the pandemic resulted in the discontinuation of face-to-face data collection on 19 March 2020. Further to this, Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA) Executive Committee took a decision to suspend   read more »