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Statistics South Africa

Statistics South Africa (frequently shortened to Stats SA) is the national statistical service of South Africa, with the goal of producing timely, accurate, and official statistics in order to advance economic growth, development, and democracy. To this end, Statistics South Africa produces official demographic, economic, and social censuses and surveys. To date, Statistics South Africa has produced three censuses, in 1996, 2001 as well as the results of the 2011 Census were released. Stats SA was previously known as the "Central Statistical Service"; shortly after the end of apartheid it absorbed the statistical services of the former Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei.

Statistics South Africa
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Agency overview
Preceding agencies
  • Central Statistical Service
  • Statistics Branch (Bophuthatswana)
  • Central Statistical Service (Ciskei)
  • Central Statistics Office (Transkei)
  • Statistics Division (Venda)
JurisdictionGovernment of South Africa
HeadquartersIsibalo House, 1 Koch Street Salvokop., Pretoria, Gauteng
25°44′43″S 28°11′27″E / 25.74528°S 28.19083°E / -25.74528; 28.19083
Employees2 614 (2009/10)[1]
Annual budgetR1 973.4 million (2010/11)[1]
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Risenga Maluleke, Statistician-General
Key document
  • Statistics Act, 1999

Surveys conductedEdit


Statistics South Africa has been criticised for not producing accurate figures on immigration[2] and inflation.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Vote 12: Statistics South Africa" (PDF). Estimates of National Expenditure 2010. Pretoria: National Treasury. 17 February 2010. ISBN 978-0-621-39079-7. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  2. ^ Slabbert, Antoinette. "SA het baie meer mense as geraam" [SA has many more people than estimated]. Sake24 (in Afrikaans). Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  3. ^ Interest rates may drop after stats blunder IOL article

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