Stats Sa

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

South Africa’s teen moms are on their own

State health facilities and the school curriculum have failed the youth, forcing young mothers into unsupported single parenthood

Water services worse than in 1994 

More than 5.3-million households and 21-million people don’t have clean water, despite money being spent on dams and pipelines to deliver water to 95% of the population. Sipho Kings looks at how R1.3-trillion worth of infrastructure has been subject to so much corruption and mismanagement that many places are worse off than in 1994, leaving the state with a R898-billion bill this decade

GDP declines more than expected, at 0.6%

Most sectors of the economy reported negative growth, with mining, manufacturing and transport suffering the biggest falls

​Analysis of inequality in South Africa remains shallow

The emergence of an upwardly mobile black elite is a success story, but it remains under wraps

CPI drops to its lowest level in eight years

The low consumer price inflation could lead the central bank to cut interest rates, says economists

Why South Africa is the world’s most unequal society

The label is used so often it runs the risk of monotony. A new report sheds light on the full, multidimensional nightmare of South African inequality

An end in sight for KwaZulu-Natal learners’ long walk

A recent court ruling stipulates that the provincial government must release it scholar transport policy by January 31

Economy rebounds but hold the champagne for now

Experts say the increase in GDP is largely a result of a decrease in load-shedding in the second quarter

Unemployment in South Africa is worse than you think

The unemployment figures in Statistics South Africa’s latest quarterly report are shocking, but 3.5-million people are missing from the official count

Unemployment rate at 29% — StatsSA

The number of South Africans without jobs now stands at 6.7-million

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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

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income