ARTICLES RELATING TO STATS SA

SA's headline PPI quickens

2014-03-27 12:38

Headline producer inflation quickened year-on-year in February, says Statistics South Africa.

Surprise growth spurt for SA

2014-02-25 11:51

Economic growth has quickened more than expected in the fourth quarter of 2013, says Statistics South Africa.

Mining output climbs 4%

2014-02-13 17:15

South Africa's total mining production grew by 4% last year compared to 2012, according to Statistics SA.

Retail sales climb 4% in November

2014-01-15 14:11

Retail sales grew more than expected at 4.2% in November from a revised 1.4% in October, according to data from Statistics South Africa.

GDP grows 0.7%

2013-11-26 12:52

South Africa's real gross domestic product has risen 0.7% during the third quarter of 2013, Statistics SA says.

Black children far worse off - Stats SA

2013-11-18 15:18
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Huge disparities in the living conditions of black and white infants have been highlighted in a report released by Statistics SA.

Manufacturing output climbs

2013-09-11 13:52

Manufacturing output has increased by 5.4% year-on-year in volume terms in July from a revised 0.5% in June, Statistics South Africa says.

We love our TV, work not so much

2013-08-28 20:12

Watching television is among the top three favourite pastimes of South Africans, a Statistics SA report says.

June retail sales growth slows

2013-08-14 15:13

Growth in South Africa's retail sales was at 1.9% year-on-year in June from a revised 6.0% in May, says Statistics South Africa.

Govt injects R202bn into economy in 2012

2013-07-31 12:14

Latest figures show that the government has spent more than R202bn on the economy in 2012, with the bulk of the money going into new construction projects.

More women struggling - Stats SA

2013-07-04 19:08

The scales remain tilted in favour of men with regards to education and literacy, employment, and financial standing, Statistician General Pali Lehohla says.

SA industry turnover down 2.7%

2013-06-27 12:08

South African industries have recorded a 2% decrease in the first quarter of 2013, to an estimated total turnover of R1.62trn‚ Statistics SA’s data shows.

DA: Gauteng unemployment stats padded

2013-05-29 17:25

Unemployment has increased since Nomvula Mokonyane took over as Gauteng premier, the DA says.

Lehohla: Youth wage subsidy may work

2013-05-06 18:31

South Africa could do better with a youth wage subsidy if it helps to resolve the challenges facing young people, says Stats SA statistician general Pali Lehohla.

Tourist tally for SA down in August

2012-11-26 14:55

A total of 2.941 million travellers passed through SA ports of entry in August compared to the 3.034 million travellers in July‚ Statistics SA says.

Zille points to good work in Western Cape

2012-11-12 17:07
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The Western Cape government's work in ensuring excellent service delivery shows in the Census 2011 data, Premier Helen Zille says.

15 000 in SA aged over 100 - Census

2012-11-01 12:00

A surprising number of South Africans are reaching the ripe old age of 100, with 358 people claiming they were aged between 115 and 120 when Census officials came knocking on their doors last year.

More TVs than fridges in SA homes

2012-10-30 14:01
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More South African households own televisions than they do refrigerators, according to Census 2011.

High migration to Gauteng – Census

2012-10-30 12:38

Almost half the people living in Gauteng were not born in that province, according to Census 2011- only 56% of people counted were born there.

Most SA citizens under age of 35 - Census

2012-10-30 10:39

Close to 60% of the population is under the age of 35, according to the latest census results.

Eight in 10 South Africans black - Census

2012-10-30 10:03
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Almost eight in every 10 people in South Africa are black, with 280 454 people listing themselves as “other”.

Census 2011 data to be released

2012-10-30 07:10

The results for the 2011 Census, the third in post-apartheid South Africa, are set to be released.

Positive July PPI surprise but food a risk

2012-08-30 16:51

Producer inflation came in better than expected in July on the back of annual decreases in key components such as electricity‚ mining and quarrying‚ and products of petroleum.

Inflation dips further

2012-08-22 15:42

Consumer price inflation eased further to 4.9% in July, says Statistics South Africa.

 

Capetonians outliving Tshwane counterparts

2014-03-18 18:18

Capetonians have a longer life span than Tshwane residents, Statistics SA says.

SA's factory output up in January

2014-03-13 15:25

South Africa's manufacturing output rose year-on-year in volume terms in January, says Statistics South Africa.

Rand steady ahead of CPI data

2014-02-19 09:49

The rand was steady against the dollar, amid hesitant trading before the release of January consumer inflation data.

PPI accelerates more than expected

2014-01-30 12:56

South Africa's headline producer inflation has accelerated more than expected year-on-year in December, says Statistics SA.

PPI slows to 6.3%

2013-11-28 12:20

Producer inflation slowed to 6.3% in October from 6.7% in September, Statistics South Africa says.

Manufacturing rakes in R1.67trn

2013-11-26 12:24

Statistics SA says income in the manufacturing sector was R1.67trn in 2011, with coke and petroleum products topping the list in terms of income.

PPI remains steady at 6.7%

2013-10-31 12:21

Headline producer inflation was unchanged at 6.7% year-on-year in September compared with August, Statistics South Africa says.

Producer inflation quickens

2013-08-29 11:53

South Africa's headline producer inflation has risen more than expected to 6.6% year-on-year in July from 5.9% in June, Statistics South Africa says.

Corporal punishment on the rise - survey

2013-08-22 19:24

Corporal punishment of school pupils is on the rise in the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga, reveals Statistics SA's latest General Household Survey.

Marcus begs firms to employ youth

2013-07-31 15:21

A major concern is that the length of time people remain unemployed keeps increasing, according to SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus.

Jobless tally jumps to new high

2013-07-30 15:15

The number of South Africans out of work has risen to 4.723 million in the second quarter of 2013, the highest since 2008, according to Stats SA.

Producer inflation slows to 4.9%

2013-06-27 12:33

The annual producer price index for final manufactured goods was 4.9% in May compared to 5.4% in April‚ Statistics SA figures shows.

SA's May CPI figures slows to 5.6%

2013-06-19 10:45

South Africa's consumer price index‚ was 5.6% year on year in May after a 5.9% y/y increase in April‚ Statistics SA says.

SA's population hits 52.98m

2013-05-14 14:54
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South Africa's population has increased by more than a million people since the 2011 census, Statistic SA says.

Stats SA officials made mistakes

2013-01-27 10:25

Two senior Stats SA officials are facing disciplinary action for allegedly refusing to correct errors in the census.

Retail sales weaker than expected

2012-11-14 14:30

Growth in SA's retail trade sales at constant prices was weaker than expected in September, increasing by 4.3% year on year, shows figures from Stats SA.

Census cover doesn't add up...

2012-11-02 08:24
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The cover of one of Statistics South Africa’s census documents showing a teacher with an incorrect sum on a blackboard behind her has gone viral on social networks.

14.5 million dwellings in SA

2012-10-30 16:51

Of the more than 14.5 million dwellings in South Africa, by far the majority are brick houses or concrete structures, according to Census 2011.

Census results a tale of pride, says Zuma

2012-10-30 12:38
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President Jacob Zuma has officially received the Census 2011 results following a ceremonial handover and says the census report is a "tale of our national pride".

Big growth in Gauteng households - Census

2012-10-30 11:47

There has been big growth in the number of households in Gauteng over the past decade, according to Census 2011 results.

1.3m households without piped water

2012-10-30 10:39

There are close to 1.3 million households in South Africa without access to piped water, the majority of them being black households, according to the 2011 Census results.

SA population at 51.8 million - Census

2012-10-30 09:32
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There were 51.8 million people living in South Africa last October, according to the 2011 Census - about 7 million more than were counted at the previous census in 2001.

Burglary the most feared crime - survey

2012-09-27 14:43

Most South Africans fear falling victim to housebreaking, a crime survey has revealed.

SA tourist tally for May 2.7 million

2012-08-27 14:23

A total of 2.679 million travellers‚ both arrivals and departures‚ passed through South African ports of entry in May‚ says Statistics SA.

Food and beverages industry income up

2012-08-20 15:45

The total income generated by the food and beverages industry has increased by 10.8% in June 2012 compared with June 2011‚ according to Statistics SA.

 
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