Consumer inflation eases to 6.3%

2017-03-22 10:50

South Africa's annual consumer price inflation was 6.3% in February 2017, down from 6.6% in January 2017, Statistics South Africa has announced.

Manufacturing sector continues to underperform

2017-03-14 15:21

Manufacturing production was up 0.8% in January 2017 year-on-year; however, there has been a 0.4% decline since December 2016.

SA economy shrinks more than expected

2017-03-07 11:31

The country's gross domestic product contracted 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Statistics South Africa

SA Victims of Crime survey: How hijackers, car thieves operate

2017-02-17 09:31

A survey of around 30 000 South Africans provides details of how thieves break into cars, steal vehicles and what time they hit their victims, reports Stats SA.

Nearly 70% of South Africans feel unsafe at night - Stats SA

2017-02-14 13:10

Almost 70% of South Africans feel unsafe at night, even though their experiences of crime have declined, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

Manufacturing in SA: Do you want the good news or the bad news?

2017-01-12 13:43

Data from Stats SA and the BER provide some good and bad news in South Africa's manufacturing sector.

Unemployment hits 13-year high

2016-11-22 12:33

Unemployment in South Africa has risen to 27.1% in the third quarter of 2016 with 5.9 million people without work - the highest number since 2003, says Statistics South Africa.

Increased income for tourism accommodation

2016-10-24 13:36

Total income for the tourist accommodation industry in South Africa has increased by 3.5% in August 2016 compared with August 2015, says Statistics SA.

SA earns R2.2trn from manufacturing

2016-09-26 10:55

The country's total income derived from the manufacturing industry has risen by 9.4% from 2011 to 2014, but the sector has also recorded a loss of 246 000 jobs.

Manufacturing output down 0.4%, misses estimates

2016-09-08 16:01

The Manufacturing output has expanded to 0.4% year-on-year in July, well below the expected output after rising by revised 4.7% in June, according to Stats SA.


EDITORIAL: SA is no country for young kids

2017-03-19 06:07

The next time your children complain about washing the dishes, making you a cup of tea or the quality of the household Wi-Fi, go to the Stats SA website and show them the Survey of Activities of Young People.

Coal drags but mining production still on the up

2017-03-14 15:03

January mining production statistics show an improvement of 1.3% compared to the previous year.

Love comes at a price

2017-02-19 06:00

Fewer black people are getting married in SA as parents’ bride-price demands become more and more unreasonable. Is this the end of lobola?

Looking for love in the wrong places? StatsSA to the rescue

2017-02-17 07:50

If you feel you are looking for love in all the wrong places, StatsSA's handy Valentine's week data map might be just the thing to help you find "the one".

Slight drop in SA's unemployment rate

2017-02-14 10:42

Employment grew by 235 000 and the number of job seekers fell by 92 000, resulting in a slight decline in the unemployment rate for the fourth quarter of 2016 to 26.5%, says Stats SA.

October inflation accelerates to 6.4%

2016-11-23 10:46

South Africa's annual consumer price index accelerated to 6.4% in October 2016, according to Statistics South Africa.

Matthew Lester on #FeesMustFall: Some shocking numbers

2016-11-07 20:40

There are rich and poor students, and there are also rich and poor universities. Watch Matthew Lester crunch numbers and reach some startling conclusions.

The case of Thuli and Mr Moroka’s broken taxi

2016-10-16 09:06

The Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, stepped down on Friday, leaving South Africans from all walks of life with a rich and lived experience of practices and principles of humility, justice, democracy and the law.

August inflation drops below 6%

2016-09-21 10:11

Statistics South Africa has announced that the country's annual consumer price index was 5.9% in August 2016, down from 6.0% in July.

This is what shack life in the Karoo is like

2016-07-27 11:21

A 26-year-old single mother of four children is one of the small minority living in shacks on the outer edges of the Beaufort West suburb Mandlenkosi.

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