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.


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
Census accuracy questioned

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.

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