Irate field workers and supervisors say they have not been paid for the Census 2011 count they were contracted for.
On Tuesday, a number of people employed to conduct the census streamed in and out of the Statistics SA building demanding money owed to them since November 10 or November 23.
Many said they had been receiving SMSes apologising for the inconvenience.
Census 2011 project director Calvin Molongoana, said they were aware that about 3 000 supervisors and enumerators across the country had not been paid.
They had liaised with various Absa branches and they were dealing with the problem.