[OSGeo Africa] Getting data from Stats SA

Adi Eyal adi at burgercom.co.za
Wed Jan 23 12:56:11 PST 2013

Hi Hanlie

I feel your pain. StatsSA continues to surprise me by their poor
service delivery. I have been dealing with Trevor for the past few
months, as well as countless others (no-one at StatsSA believes in
responding to emails). We've even exchanged emails with the
statistician general, and still no resolution. We are currently filing
a PAIA application to liberate the data.

Having said that, sub-municipal data is scheduled to be released in
March this year (I expect no earlier than April). Until then, no-one
has access to it (if you can believe StatsSA).

Here's a list of contact people at StatsSA that you might try -
possibly starting from the top down. I haven't received any joy from
anyone but Koketso but it's worth a try.

Sivuyile Mangxamba
Statistics South Africa
Team Leader: Media Relations
tel:+27 (0) 12 310 2923
fax:+27 (0) 12 310 8505
cell:+27 (0) 82 886 3707
sivuyilem at statssa.gov.za

Mathews Phiri
Statistics South Africa
Tel: 27 (0) 12 310 8911 ext 2042
Cell: 27 (0) 84 667 3141
mathewsp at statssa.gov.za

Motale Phirwa
Publication Services
Statistics South Africa
012 310 8254 (office)
083 305 5468 (mobile)
motalep at statssa.gov.za

Koketso Moeng
koketsom at statssa.gov.za

Dr Arulsivanathan Naidoo
Executive Manager
Stakeholders Relations and Marketing
aruln at statssa.gov.za

Hope that helps

On 23 January 2013 21:21, Hanlie Pretorius <hanlie.pretorius at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for me.
> I've been trying to get submunicipal level data from Stats SA for weeks now.
> Apparently I need permission for this level of data from one Trevor
> Oosterwyk in the Pretoria office. Unfortunately he hasn't responded to my
> email I sent last week Monday and getting him on the phone has proven
> impossible for 3 days.
> I have the GIS boundaries that I need, it's just the actual data tables that
> I'm missing so that I can join them to the polygons.
> The only submunicipal level data that I could find on the Internet is the
> CSIR's GAP data, but unfortunately they don't have all the variables I'm
> interested in and their data is slightly old for my  purpose.
> Specifically, I'm looking for the following data for Gauteng (2010 or later)
> at enumeration area (or at most suburb) level:
> 1. Income
> 2. Access to basic services (water, electricity, housing, sewage)
> 3. Population
> 4. Rate of urbanisation between now and 2001.
> Does anyone have any suggestions for getting this data out of Stats SA, or
> finding it somewhere else? Municipal IQ is not an option - too expensive.
> Thanks
> Hanlie
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Adi Eyal
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