AFRICAN STATISTICS DAY (ASD) 18 November 2007

Published on 11/17,2007

 1. About ASD 2. What are South Africans saying? 3. Statistcs Publications

 

The African Statistics Day (ASD) is a yearly advocacy tool aimed at raising awareness of the importance of Statistics in the economic and social development of Africa.

In May 1990, the Twenty-fifth Session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Sixteenth Meeting of African Ministers for Economic Planning and Development adopted 18 November as African Statistics Day to be celebrated each year to increase public awareness about the important role which statistics play in all aspects of social and economic life. The African theme this year is Improving Employment and Related indicators to better inform labour policies and programmes in Africa.

Statistics South Africa (SSA) has been hosting Africa Statistics Day celebrations since early 2000. The theme for this year’s workshop is Better statistics for RSA, Africa and the world.

The Western Cape workshop and celebration was held 31 October 2007. Yasmin and Hajiera from the Government Publications Department attended this informative and vibrant function. Here the Community Survey (CS), conducted in February 2007, was also launched.

 

The CS is the largest survey that has ever been carried out by SSA. One of the main objectives of the survey was to provide data at lower geographical levels than existing household surveys. Various presenters from the SSA Marketing Department highlighted the salient features of the Community Survey.  For instance, the largest percentage/rate of increase in population between 2001 and 2007 was in the Western Cape with 16,7%, followed by Gauteng with 13,9%.

 

Notably, the survey reveals that people living in the Western Cape Province (WCP) are indeed privileged and delightfully decadent. Almost all households in the WCP (94,0%) use electricity for lighting. In addition we can afford more electrical items, visit the cinema as often as we desire, and consume large quantities of ice cream like there is no tomorrow.

Women power is definitely here to stay. This is so from the point of view that nationally the sex-ratio is 93 males per 100 females. In the Western Cape there are 131767 more females than males. Please note male readers, this do not imply that you are entitled to more than one wife.

Finally, the role of Statistics South Africa in Africa and the international arena was highlighted. The human factor in statistics; namely statistics are people, was emphasised. 

Read more on the Statistics South Africa website: www.statssa.gov.za which is also my reference.

What are South Africans saying?

SSA contends that South Africans are saying that today is better than yesterday. What do you think?

 

SELECTED STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA PUBLICATIONS: RECENT ACQUISITIONS

Statistics South Africa.  Financial and non-financial census of municipalities, [Pretoria] :   Statistics South Africa,   2007.

G 68 E.FINA.07.FINA

The purpose of this publication is to inform researchers, policy-makers, economists and other users for further analysis and assessment of the state of local government finances and the service delivery. It is a compact, yet pleasing to the eye, publication containing graphs and tables.

The coverage and quality of birth registration data in South Africa, 1998-2005 /  Pretoria :  Statistics South Africa, 2007.

G 68 A.BIRT.1998-2005

Birth registration has increasingly become a policy concern in South Africa.

It is an important tool of empowerment. In addition it plays a critical role in the promotion of South African national identity and social cohesion.

Registration of births has improved substantially in South Africa since 1998.  The completeness of current birth registration increased from less than 25% in 1998 to 72% in 2005. However, a substantial proportion of births are registered late. These unregistered children are disproportionately from poor or marginalised families or from communities where the systems of registration are not in place, difficult to access or not functional.

 

This is an extract from the executive summary and the introduction. The publication contains graphs, tables and forms pertaining to birth registration in South Africa for the period 1998 to 2005.

 

Statistics South Africa.  Annual report, 2006/2007 /  Pretoria : Statistics South Africa, 2007.

G 68 ED.STAT

 

Some of the highlights in the report are the successful completion of the large scale Community Survey which will inform our policies on the status and changes in the life circumstances of South Africans, improvements in the measurement of price stability through the introduction of direct price collection and the completion of the Income and Expenditure Survey which will inform us about the spending patterns of South Africans as well as measure price changes of consumer goods and services. [This is an extract from the forward to the publication by Trevor A Manuel].


Statistics South Africa (SSA) is involved in a number of projects and surveys.

In this regard the report is a testimony of the hard work and commitment of SSA.  A poverty survey is on the cards. The use of an official poverty line has been proposed for South Africa to assist in measuring the extent of household poverty and monitoring progress in poverty reduction. In its presentation the report is accessible. Similarly the numerous explicit tables are user-friendly.

 


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