Private building plans increase in value

2014-10-17 17:25

The real value of recorded building plans have increased by 1.9% year-on-year during January to August this year, says Statistics SA.

SA mining output falls 10.1% in August

2014-10-09 13:28

South Africa's mining output has fallen year-on-year in August, from a revised 7% in July, says Statistics SA.

Retail sales bounce back at 2.4%

2014-09-17 13:40

Retail sales have risen 2.4% year-on-year in July, above market expectations, compared with a 0.9% contraction in June.

Use of bucket toilets increased in 3 provinces

2014-08-28 21:01

The use of the bucket toilet system has increased in three provinces between 2012 and 2013, according to a Statistics SA report released.

Survey to measure poverty in SA

2014-08-27 15:41

Statistics SA will conduct a survey to measure the level of poverty and inequality in the country.

SA's jobless rate increases

2014-07-29 13:33

South Africa's unemployment rate has lifted in the second quarter of 2014, data shows.

Surprise slowdown in producer inflation

2014-06-26 12:08

South Africa's headline producer inflation has surprised to the downside in May, slowing year-on-year, says Statistics 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

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

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.


Tertiary institutions rack up R113m cash deficit

2014-10-15 19:24

The cash deficit for higher education institutions is R113m for the 2013 financial year, Statistics SA says.

Mining income was R408bn: Stats SA

2014-09-29 17:59

The total income for the mining industry in 2012 was R408bn with platinum making the highest contribution, statistician general Pali Lehohla says.

Stats SA: Fewer people dying in SA

2014-09-04 14:46

The number of people dying in South Africa is dwindling, Statistician General Pali Lehohla says.

Headline producer inflation slows

2014-08-28 12:13

South Africa's headline producer inflation has slowed year-on-year in July from 8.1% in June, says Statistics SA.

SA June factory output up 0.5% year-on-year

2014-08-07 14:45

SA's manufacturing production unexpectedly grew by 0.5% year-on-year in volume terms in June after contracting by a revised 3.8% in May, Stats SA says.

Most immigrants to SA from Zimbabwe

2014-07-15 15:21

Zimbabwe contributes the greatest number of immigrants to South Africa, Statistician General Pali Lehohla says.

JSE set for another bumpy ride

2014-05-11 17:30

Investors can expect another volatile week which will, at least, offer them some opportunities to pick up some of the shares on their buying list at better prices.

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

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

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.

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