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  • Statistic SA is calling on people register for paid contractual work on their latest database registration.
  • Apart from surveys that the applicants will participate in, others stand a chance of being hired as 2021 paid census volunteers.
  • The registration closes on 31 July for first time applicants.
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Statistics South Africa is gearing up for the 2021 census, which will be the fourth since South Africa became a democracy.

It has called on all prospective field workers and other contractors for the massive undertaking to register on its database. The deadline is 31 July, 2019.

In 2011, Statistics employed over 160,000 contract workers, who were paid between R5,000 and R7,000 each.

Statistics SA didn't want to comment on how many workers will be needed for the new Census, nor did it want to give information on pay.

Various contractual jobs will be made available to some of those registered onto the database. These jobs will include participating in surveys as well as be paid volunteers in the upcoming 2021 national census.

Statistics SA are only accepting online applications. "It is the strategic direction that the organisation is taking since the kind of work to be done will be electronic," the organisation says.

According to Statistics SA, all prospective field workers need to register on its database. Even if you have done work for the organisation before, new elements have been added to the database, which will require you to register again. 

How to register

Go to the Statistics SA registration portal, and log on with your ID number.

For those unable to enter their physical address can use their nearest landmark (church or school) as an address.

You will be required to add information like...

Statistics SA warned prospective applicants not to fall for scammers: The whole process is free, and you can only register via Statistics SA.  

No other payment will be requested of any stage of the registration process or if you are called for a job opportunities.

Statistics SA called on people to alert local authorities should this happen. 

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