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Statistics South Africa spokesperson Trevor Oosterwyk confirmed to Fin24 on Monday afternoon that Newzroom Afrika and YouFM would be restricted from attending its next quarter gross domestic production because they breached the embargo terms.
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu had a "productive and congenial" meeting on Sunday with Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke and members of the South African Statistics Council following the latter's threat to resign over a lack of funds for Stats SA.
A total of 3.5 million people passed through the borders of South Africa in November, and most of them were from reAfrican countries.
Retail sales for October lifted only slightly by 0.3%, showing that unemployment, low wage growth and indebtedness continued to undermine consumers’ appetite.
The minister of tourism is concerned about a 164 989 decrease in tourist arrivals for the period from January to September 2019.
Stats SA has asked community members not to jump to conclusions while their staff conduct mini-census field work, following a threat to one of their staffers who was accused of child trafficking when speaking to a minor in Langa, Cape Town.
A budget shortfall at Statistics South Africa could have a negative impact on the quality of official statistics for the country, Parliament has warned.
Manufacturing production declined 1.1% from a year earlier, compared with a revised 3.6% fall in June, according to Stats SA.
Those South Africans who have jobs should never rest while so many of their compatriots are out of work, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Retail-sales growth beat expectations for a second straight month in May, boding well for an economy that contracted in the first quarter.
Stats SA says a higher percentage of older women are having babies they hadn't planned for.
'Stats SA right now is at a tipping point,' says Professor David Everatt, the chairperson of the advisory body that endorses the releases of data by Stats SA.
The adjustment is unlikely to bring material changes to recent growth outcomes in an economy that's stuck in the longest downward cycle since 1945 and strained by political and policy instability, poor business confidence and regular electricity cuts.
Economist Mike Schussler says low inflation is starting to affect the economy, as businesses such as retailers can't afford to increase prices even if their inputs go up.
Lara Hodes of Investec says the poor data would detract from South Africa's 3rd quarter GDP result.
South African factory output shrank for a third straight month in August.
There has been an increase in the number of people reporting at least one sexual offence to the SA Police Service, according to the Victims of Crime report.
The annual producer price inflation (final manufacturing) was 4.9% in July 2019, down from 5.8% in June 2019, according to Statistics SA.
Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busisiwe Mavuso said while government’s catalytic investments aimed at kick-starting the economy were well-intentioned, they were no substitute for organic investment from the private sector.
Mining production decreased by 1.5% year-on-year in May 2019, says Statistics SA.
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