SAFM 8PM NEWS BULLETIN

The Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu is to approach Treasury to find a solution to the funding problems experienced by Statistics SA. Mthembu met with the Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke and members of the South African Statistics Council after the Council earlier threatened to resign over a lack of funds for Stats SA. Council chairperson David Everatt, earlier said that in 2015, Stats SA had 160-million rand stripped from its budget.