Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) 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. To date, Statistics South Africa has produced two censuses, in 1996 and 2001; it is currently tabulating the results of the 2011 census. Stats SA was previously known as the Central Statistical Service; shortly after the end of apartheid it absorbed the statistical services of the former Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei.

It has a vision to be "Your leading partner in quality statistics". Our mission is "To lead and partner in statistical production systems for evidence-based decisions."