COVID-19: Four in ten businesses feel that they cannot continue to operate

Media release                                                                                               21 April 2020  COVID-19: Four in ten businesses feel that they cannot continue to operate  The results of a rapid response survey conducted by Stats SA during the lockdown was released today. Businesses were asked how the current crisis affected their operations in the two-week period from 30 March to 13 April 2020.   read more »


COVID-19: Four in ten businesses feel that they cannot continue to operate

COVID-19: Four in ten businesses feel that they cannot continue to operate

A rapid response survey, conducted by Stats SA during the lockdown, asked businesses how the current crisis is affecting their operations in the two-week period from 30 March to 13 April 2020. This is what they told us. A total of 707 businesses in the formal sector responded to the survey, outlining the pandemic’s impact   read more »


Stats SA launches 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 »


COVID-19 lockdown impacts publication of economic statistics

Media release                                                                                                              17 April 2020 COVID-19 lockdown impacts publication of economic statistics  Statistics South Africa recently issued a media statement on the impact of the lockdown on data collection processes and scheduled web statistical releases. In light of the extension of the lockdown, we felt it important to keep the public apprised of the continuing   read more »


Impact of COVID-19 on Economic Statistics in Statistics South Africa

Background The personal, social and economic impact of COVID-19 is unlike anything experienced by the world in the past 75 years. Stats SA is aware of the need for timely data to understand these impacts, but is equally constrained by the restrictions put in place to manage the spread of the coronavirus. The task of   read more »



QUARTERLY EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Total employment increased by 16 000 or 0,2% quarter-on-quarter, from 10 197 000 in September 2019 to 10 213 000 in December 2019. This was largely due to increases in the following industries: trade (39 000 or 1,7%), business services (12 000 or 0,5%) and community services (3 000 or 0,1%).The electricity industry remained unchanged.   read more »


Lockdown will impact on the collection and publication of official statistics

Lockdown will impact on the collection and publication of official statistics

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA’s) ability to publish official statistics will be impacted by the lockdown announced by President Ramaphosa. As most businesses will be closed over that period, and movement will be restricted, data collection for both economic and household surveys will not be possible. As the lockdown goes into effect at midnight on   read more »


Lockdown will impact on the collection and publication of official statistics

MEDIA STATEMENT                                                                                                                  26 March 2020                              Lockdown will impact on the collection and publication of official statistics Statistics South Africa (Stats SA’s) ability to publish official statistics will be impacted by   read more »


Stats SA releases Census of Commercial Agriculture 2017 Report

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                            24 March 2020                 Stats SA releases Census of Commercial Agriculture 2017 Report Number of farms Statistics South Africa today released findings from the Census of Commercial Agriculture report,the report shows that a total number of farms/ farming units involved in the commercial agriculture industry in 2017 was 40 122. The largest proportion of farms   read more »