Stats SA sets record straight after community threatens staff member for speaking to child

2019-10-11 19:54

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.

Stats SA has budget shortfall, over 600 vacant posts, minister warned

2019-10-10 05:00

A budget shortfall at Statistics South Africa could have a negative impact on the quality of official statistics for the country, Parliament has warned.

SA factory output falls for second straight month

2019-09-10 14:01

Manufacturing production declined 1.1% from a year earlier, compared with a revised 3.6% fall in June, according to Stats SA.

Ramaphosa: Those with jobs should not rest while compatriots are out of work

2019-08-02 15:08

Those South Africans who have jobs should never rest while so many of their compatriots are out of work, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

SA retail-sales growth beats estimate for May

2019-07-17 13:52

Retail-sales growth beat expectations for a second straight month in May, boding well for an economy that contracted in the first quarter.

SA gold slump continues as annual production falls by 19.5%

2019-06-13 11:48

While South Africa has one of the world's largest gold reserves, it is no longer the biggest producer on the continent, having lost its gold crown to Ghana.

Rand slumps in early trade

2019-06-07 08:56

The local currency is at its weakest level in eight months, as a debate about the mandate of the SA Reserve Bank, predictions of a recessions and the global trade war take their toll.

SA GDP falls by 3.2%, biggest drop in 10 years

2019-06-04 11:37

The decline is the biggest quarterly fall in SA's economic activity since the start of 2009, when the economy tumbled under strain from the global financial crisis, says Stats SA.

Double voting: Despite deviations, risks remain negligible - audit shows

2019-05-16 18:39

The Statistician-General's final report reveals that there was a negligible risk of double voting in the May 8, 2019 National and Provincial elections.

Economists predict slight increase in unemployment rate

2019-05-14 05:30

The country's unemployment rate was 27.1% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018.


Manufacturing contracts for the third straight month in August

2019-10-10 14:51

South African factory output shrank for a third straight month in August.

More victims of sexual offences are reporting the crime - Stats SA

2019-10-03 13:40

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.

Another inflation surprise: SA factory prices are far lower than expected

2019-08-29 12:59

The annual producer price inflation (final manufacturing) was 4.9% in July 2019, down from 5.8% in June 2019, according to Statistics SA.

BLSA head bemoans foggy policy in the face of dismal job stats

2019-08-01 07:00

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 decreases in May

2019-07-11 12:13

Mining production decreased by 1.5% year-on-year in May 2019, says Statistics SA.

Annual SA manufacturing production surprises by growing 4.6% in April

2019-06-11 13:10

This is the biggest year-on-year percentage change in the volume of manufacturing production since June 2016.

SA steel sector pleads for 'bold action' as GDP growth plunges

2019-06-04 15:30

South Africa's steel and metal sector has pleaded with President Cyril Ramaphosa to show bold leadership in place of "soothing words" after Stats SA reported a shock 3.2% fall in the country's quarterly GDP on Tuesday morning.

Stats SA expected to announce fall in first quarter GDP

2019-06-04 05:00

Since early May economists have been predicting that SA's economy would contract in the first quarter of 2019, caused by a combination of depressed expenditure and investment, weak demand and the impact of load shedding.

Unemployment rate rises to 27.6%, nears 15-year high

2019-05-14 11:36

South Africa's unemployment rate increased to 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019, Stats SA announced on Tuesday morning.

SA mining production slump continues – Stats SA

2019-03-14 21:04

Statistics South Africa announced a continued slide in local data mining production for January, though mineral sales spiked by over 20% year-on-year due to a strong increase in platinum group metals.

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