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.
Last update: May 1999
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The Statistics Act, 1999, has been published in Government Gazette Number 19957, Notice No. 489, dated 21 April 1999.A commencement date is still to follow.