More TVs than fridges in SA homes

2012-10-30 14:01
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Cape Town - More South African households own televisions than they do refrigerators, according to Census 2011, released on Tuesday.

Of the 14.5 million homes around the country, almost 10.7 million have a TV, while 9.9 million have a fridge.

According to the document, more than 12.8 million households have a cellphone, 11.1 million have an electric or gas stove, and 8.6 million own a DVD player.

There are relatively few households that own a washing machine (4.6 million), and fewer still - 2.5 million - with a vacuum cleaner.

A total of 4.3 million households own a motor vehicle.

The census, a snapshot of the situation in the country at midnight on October 9 last year, found there were 3.7 million homes with satellite television, and 3.1 million which owned a computer.

A substantial 9.4 million households have no access to the internet - not at home, at work, via cellphone, or elsewhere.

"Altogether, 35.2% of households have access to internet, and 64.8% do not," the document states.
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