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Statistics Act, 1999 (Act No. 6 of 1999)




Notice No. 489

21 April 1999


(English text signed by the President.)

(Assented to 14 April 1999.)



It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:-



To provide for a Statistician-General as head of Statistics South Africa, who is responsible for the collection, production and dissemination of official and other statistics, including the conducting of a census of the population, and for co-ordination among producers of statistics; to establish a Statistics Council and provide for its functions; to repeal certain legislation; and to provide for connected matters.


BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows: