Why our education system fails

2018-08-26 06:21

Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor has been troubled by the inability of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) to distribute funds to deserving students, writes Peter Oberem.

It is time we should keep, always

2018-07-29 12:03

There is an important lesson for society and government that I witnessed: the discipline in the community. This is why I felt the provocation to pen my experience, writes Pali Lehohla.

‘I will keep Stats SA free’

2017-11-12 06:00

Risenga Maluleke started his tenure at the head of the organisation this month with a promise that it will remain independent of political forces.

SA students still facing a tough time - vice-chancellor

2017-10-24 19:57

South African students are still having a tough time despite an income increase at higher education institutions, Tshwane University of Technology’s vice-chancellor has said.

JUST IN: Stats SA appoints Pali Lehohla's successor

2017-10-20 11:17

Statistics South Africa has appointed a new head, who will take over the reins from Pali Lehohla when his term ends on October 31.

AS IT HAPPENED: Shocking '117% increase in sexual offences' over past year - Stats SA

2017-09-28 13:00

Among the 'Victims of Crime Survey' 2016/2017 announcements by Statistician-General Pali Lehohla, it was revealed that there has been a 117% increase in sexual offences over the past year, while over 1.4 million estimated incidents of crime have been experienced in SA.

Agriculture makes a comeback, helps lift GDP

2017-09-05 20:13

The South African agriculture sector was the single largest contributor to GDP growth in the second quarter of 2017.

Too early to celebrate GDP growth spurt - Gigaba

2017-09-05 14:53

National Treasury has welcomed the rebound in GDP growth of 2.5%, but Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says it is not yet time to celebrate.

White monopoly capital no PR ploy

2017-09-03 06:02

To claim that ‘white monopoly capital’ is a new concept that is not rooted in our liberation movement and the fight for justice is just silly, writes Abel Dlamini.

The poor spend most of their income on food

2017-08-23 06:00

Data from Statistics South Africa revealed that poor households spend most of their income on food, compared to richer households.


6 tips to help you win tonight's R140 million Powerball jackpot

2018-08-03 06:25

It's all about luck, but pooling money – and being responsible with it – can help.

Dlamini-Zuma: SA needs credible stats for better life for all

2018-05-10 05:59

Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has told Parliament how Statistics South Africa intends to use its R2.2bn budget for 2018/19.

I was never asked to change a number, says outgoing Stats SA boss

2017-10-31 16:49

At no point during his reign as head of Statistics South Africa did government ask him to change a number, says outgoing statistician general Pali Lehohla.

Lehohla hands over the Stats SA reins

2017-10-22 06:00

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe this week announced that Risenga Maluleke had been appointed as the new Statistician-General and head of Stats SA.

Sexual offences, murder on the rise in SA

2017-09-28 22:16

A new victims of crime survey by Statistics South Africa has found that sexual offences, including rape, increased by 117% in the last financial year. 

Political uncertainty plagues economic growth potential - analyst

2017-09-06 17:23

Political and regulatory uncertainty continue to have a negative impact on SA's growth potential, says Nomura emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

SA economy still not out of the woods - analysts

2017-09-05 19:26

The South African economy has emerged from a technical recession, but analysts are still concerned that growth is not robust enough, with projections for the year below 1%.

SA exits recession with 2.5% GDP growth

2017-09-05 11:36

South Africa's gross domestic product has rebounded with 2.5% growth for the second quarter of the year.

More than 50% of South Africans are living below poverty line - Stats SA

Statistics South Africa released the 'Poverty trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 and 2015' report on Tuesday, revealing a startling increase in poverty rates. Watch.

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Even in the best democracies statisticians are not safe - Pali Lehohla

2017-08-22 14:49

Statistics create a platform for policymakers to engage and prescribe solutions to the country’s challenges, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

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