Can I apply for Stats SA without matric?

No. All applicants must have a minimum of a Senior Certificate (Matric or equivalent).

Statistics South Africa is the national statistical service of South Africa with the goal of producing timely, accurate and official statistics, in order to advance economic growth, development and democracy. To this end, Statistics South Africa produces official demographic, economic and social censuses and surveys.


Stats SA has reopened registration for contract employment on the recruitment database for prospective candidates. The recruitment database was reopened due to low registration in several areas where candidates are required. Several areas across the country have been sampled for the Census 2021 Mini Test scheduled to start in October this year and people who reside in those areas are invited to apply for fieldwork opportunities. Those areas are:

Eastern CapeBuffalo City (Eluxolweni, Mdantsane, Sandisiwe, East London, Cuba A,Cuba B
Free StateBloemfontein (Mangaung),
GautengEkurhuleni (Edenvale, Tembisa, Germiston, Kempton Park)
KwaZulu-NatalImbali, Pietermaritzburg, Phayipini (The Msunduzi)
LimpopoPolokwane (GaThoka, Mankweng, Tweefontein),
MpumalangaEmalahleni (KwaGuqa)
Northern CapeKimberley (Sol Plaatjie),
North WestRustenburg (Wildebeesfontein, Freedom Park )
Western CapeGoodwood, Athlone, Langa, Cape Town
  • Registration is online via the Stats SA website on
  • The youth are encouraged to apply in order to learn and gain valuable experience in the data environment
  • Registration is open until 15 September 2019
  • Registration is free

The applicant must:

  • have a minimum of a Senior Certificate (Matric or equivalent);
  • be proficient in any of the 11 official languages;
  • be willing to work over weekends and outside of normal office hours;
  • be an RSA citizen with no criminal record.

Please attach proof of residence (e.g. municipality rates bill, clothing account statements, tribal authority letter, affidavit, etc.)

Any registration without the above-mentioned supporting document will be regarded as incomplete and the applicant will not be able to complete the registration on the database.

Issued by Statistics South Africa

Ms Lehlohonolo Dooka – 082 907 4952

Ms Nontokeko Bongobi – 079 009 9142

Ms Sarah Khoza – 012 310-8097

Ms Mantwa Montsho – 083 680 3845