Population share drops in 5 provinces

2013-06-05 13:04

Five provinces have recorded a drop in their share of the country's population, with Gauteng now claiming the biggest share of the population, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Premier: Revisit composition of provinces

2012-11-07 20:20

South Africa needs to look at the composition of provinces, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says.

Census cover doesn't add up...

2012-11-02 08:24

The cover of one of Statistics South Africa’s census documents showing a teacher with an incorrect sum on a blackboard behind her has gone viral on social networks.

Stats Council defends Census data

2012-11-01 16:43

The Census results are accurate, and we stand by the decision, says the Statistics Council.

Census vital for planning - Busa

2012-10-31 13:41

The Census 2011 is a vital planning instrument, Business Unity SA says.

Census 2011: Counting My Tears

2012-10-31 08:50

The problem with Census is that it is seen as an informative tool rather than a challenge to do better, says Sibongile Mafu.

14.5 million dwellings in SA

2012-10-30 16:51

Of the more than 14.5 million dwellings in South Africa, by far the majority are brick houses or concrete structures, according to Census 2011.

More TVs than fridges in SA homes

2012-10-30 14:01

More South African households own televisions than they do refrigerators, according to Census 2011.

High migration to Gauteng – Census

2012-10-30 12:38

Almost half the people living in Gauteng were not born in that province, according to Census 2011- only 56% of people counted were born there.

Less than a third in SA have matric

2012-10-30 10:39

Less than a third of South Africans have completed matric, according to the Census 2011 results – 28% of the populations completed grade 12, compared to 20.4% in 2001.

1.3m households without piped water

2012-10-30 10:39

There are close to 1.3 million households in South Africa without access to piped water, the majority of them being black households, according to the 2011 Census results.

IsiZulu still most spoken language in SA

2012-10-30 10:03

More than a fifth of the SA population speak isiZulu in their households, according to the Census 2011 results.

SA population at 51.8 million - Census

2012-10-30 09:32

There were 51.8 million people living in South Africa last October, according to the 2011 Census - about 7 million more than were counted at the previous census in 2001.

Census 2011 process on track - Manuel

2012-05-15 22:49

The 2011 Census field operations have been successfully concluded, with more than 14 million dwellings or households visited in 103 000 enumeration areas, Planning Commission Minister Trevor Manuel.

Striking census workers' homes raided

2011-11-02 13:18

Police have confiscated 89 boxes of census questionnaires from striking census workers in KwaZulu-Natal, a Statistics SA official says.

Census 2011: Households not counted

2011-10-31 15:19

A number of households have not been counted across the country as Census 2011 draws close to an end.

Stats SA says 97% of homes visited

2011-10-28 22:50

About 97% of households in South Africa have been counted since the start of the 2011 Census three weeks ago, says Stats SA.

Stand up and be counted

2011-10-27 09:32

Many South Africans are sceptical of and resistant to the idea of the census. Georgina Guedes is astonished by the small-mindedness of this.

Census is compulsory

2011-10-22 14:22

People who refuse to take part in the national Census could be sent to prison or could face a fine of R10 000, Stats SA says.

Census 2011: Be counted - or jailed

2011-10-21 08:37

An increasing number of South Africans are refusing to be counted in the census and could face jail time or a heavy fine.

Criminals target census staff

2011-10-16 14:11

Criminals have targeted census staff, trying to rape two of them in the past week, a census spokesperson has said.

Census official arrested over bribes

2011-10-12 18:35

A census official has been arrested for allegedly soliciting bribes from youths looking for work in Roodepoort, Gauteng police say.

Bogus census workers rob 2 men

2011-10-11 08:30

Two robbers posing as census workers have held up two men in Kensington, Johannesburg on the first day of the national census.

Census 2011 kicks off

2011-10-10 08:59

The 2011 census has started, with census teams taking to the streets and President Jacob Zuma urging all South Africans to be counted.

Security measures for census 2011

2011-10-04 22:35

A number of measures have been put in place in an attempt to allay public security fears about the approaching census, Statistics SA says.


Inequality bad for reconciliation - Zuma

2013-01-07 07:11

The inequality between black and white households is "bad for reconciliation", President Jacob Zuma has told the closing ceremony of the ANC's centenary celebrations.

Census 2011 will widen rural-urban gap

2012-11-04 13:09

The development and income gap between urban and rural South Africans is set to widen if policymakers follow the findings of Census 2011.

Govt not alleviating poverty, DA says

2012-11-01 20:46

The government is not creating an environment that will alleviate poverty, the DA says.

15 000 in SA aged over 100 - Census

2012-11-01 12:00

A surprising number of South Africans are reaching the ripe old age of 100, with 358 people claiming they were aged between 115 and 120 when Census officials came knocking on their doors last year.


Census accuracy questioned

2012-10-31 10:05

Around 14 percent of the country's citizens were not counted. Despite the undercount, Trevor Manuel says he is confident that the figures are reliable enough to be used for national planning. Watch.

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South Africans voting with their feet - DA

2012-10-30 18:21

The Census 2011 results show South Africans are "voting with their feet", the Democratic Alliance says, as hundreds of thousands are migrating away from areas where service delivery is poor.

Manuel: Income gaps worrying

2012-10-30 15:42

The most startling figures in the Census 2011 results are on income distribution among race and gender groups, says Planning Minister Trevor Manuel.

Census results a tale of pride, says Zuma

2012-10-30 12:38

President Jacob Zuma has officially received the Census 2011 results following a ceremonial handover and says the census report is a "tale of our national pride".

Big growth in Gauteng households - Census

2012-10-30 11:47

There has been big growth in the number of households in Gauteng over the past decade, according to Census 2011 results.

Most SA citizens under age of 35 - Census

2012-10-30 10:39

Close to 60% of the population is under the age of 35, according to the latest census results.

Whites earn 6 times more than blacks

2012-10-30 10:33

Incomes of black households have surged 169% in a decade, but whites still take home six times more money, according to the 2011 Census.

Eight in 10 South Africans black - Census

2012-10-30 10:03

Almost eight in every 10 people in South Africa are black, with 280 454 people listing themselves as “other”.

Census 2011 data to be released

2012-10-30 07:10

The results for the 2011 Census, the third in post-apartheid South Africa, are set to be released.

Census fieldworkers paid: Stats SA

2011-12-12 20:22

Almost all Census 2011 fieldworkers have been paid, save for a few exceptional cases, says Statistics SA.

KZN census workers strike

2011-10-31 19:01

Census workers in Durban have downed tools, complaining they are paid less than their counterparts in other provinces.

Tutu urges census participation

2011-10-29 18:30

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has urged those who had yet to be enumerated in Census 2011, to ensure they were counted by the deadline.

3 families charged over census

2011-10-28 10:07

Criminal charges have been brought against three families in Waterkloof, Pretoria, after they refused to fill in their census forms.

Census workers killed in Limpopo crash

2011-10-25 13:28

Three census workers have been killed and five others are injured after a bakkie overturned near Musina, Limpopo police say.

Census counters visit Nelson Mandela

2011-10-22 06:01

Nelson Mandela received staff compiling South Africa's census in the village of his birth, images broadcast on the SABC have shown.

Census worker attacked in E Cape

2011-10-19 07:34

An East London man has been arrested and two others are on the run after allegedly trying to rape a census worker.

Cabinet happy with census process

2011-10-13 12:05

The Cabinet has expressed its satisfaction with the Census 2011 process so far, saying it is on track and that everyone must be counted.

Census security running smoothly

2011-10-12 12:12

Security operations for the 2011 national census are running smoothly, with security forces ensuring that people feel safe when being counted, police chief Bheki Cele says.

Census 2011 off with some delays

2011-10-10 19:04

Posters picturing census takers in the area they will work have still not been put up in some parts and a last group of counters is still waiting to be deployed, says Statistics SA.

You have to answer census questions - Lehohla

2011-10-08 07:51

Statistician general Pali Lehohla says a private security company's statement that people don't have to answer all Census 2011 questions is incorrect.

Census? What census?

2011-10-04 14:30

More than a quarter of people in urban areas know nothing about the upcoming countrywide R3bn census, a new study has revealed.

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