Statistics South Africa

Build infrastructure to support the fourth industrial revolution

Technology has the potential to solve many of the country’s social problems such as electricity production and the eradication of pit latrines

Under lockdown SA’s working poor is just poor

Last week, the International Labour Organisation warned that the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak would have a devastating effect on global working poverty

The NHI could provide a dose of social justice for South Africa

But to do so, it will have to provide genuine universal access to marginalised communities, including refugees and migrants

GDP is stuck in the doldrums

The latest economic figures and the effect of the coronavirus on the global economy are bad news for South Africa’s already tepid domestic growth outlook

The time to care for older people

One man is pushing for a change to labour legislation that will allow workers to take paid time off to look after their parents

Ramaphosa says recession announcement is ‘not a surprise’

President warns of tougher economic times ahead as the world’s leaders plan for a global economic slowdown

South Africa’s economy plunges into a recession

The country’s economy grew by only 0.2% in 2019, after it experienced contractions in both the third and fourth quarter

Building human capital for the fourth industrial revolution

The government, business, labour and civil society must work together to link potential employees to productive and decent jobs

Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

Water theft: Thirty years of looting

New research details how the department was broken, profiting a select few and leaving a third of South Africa’s population without clean water

SA youth’s tomorrow should start today

Young people want better representation in the corridors of power, a decent education and an economy that guarantees them jobs

Unemployment rate remains unchanged, despite 45 000 new jobs being created

Labour statistics show that more jobs were created in the fourth quarter of 2019, but the rate of increase hasn’t kept up with the growth of the potential workforce, leaving the unemployment rate constant, at 29.1%

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Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world