Only four provinces had an increase in their share of the country’s population over a period of just more than a decade. The remaining five provinces saw a decrease in the share of their populations as a proportion of the country’s total.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has unveiled plans to restrict hawking which go far beyond anything the National Party government did in its efforts to control black business, says the South African Institute of Race Relations in a submission made to the DTI last week.
The Licensing of Businesses Bill of 2013 (the Bill), recently gazetted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), will need an army of bureaucrats to implement, says the South African Institute of Race Relations in a submission made to the DTI last week.
Some 4.1 million (or 60%) of people whose home language is Afrikaans are African, coloured, or Indian. Of the 6.9 million people who speak the language at home, only 2.7 million (or 40%) are white, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.
A total of 84 high schools across the country did not offer mathematics for grade 10, 11 and 12 in the 2012 academic year, primarily as a result of a shortage of suitably qualified maths teachers. This accounts for 1.3% of all high schools (public and independent) that wrote the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination last year.
Just over R10bn was lost in gold and platinum production during the mining sector stoppages in the 2012/2013 financial year. An additional R180m was lost in coal production during the same period. The total value of production lost across all sectors of mining amounted to R15.3bn.
South Africa’s highest-paid employees are, on average, white men who live in Gauteng, work in the community and social services industry (including government) in skilled jobs, belong to a union, and are between 55 and 64 years of age. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.
The Expropriation Bill is back. It is better than its 2008 predecessor in one key way, for it allows the courts to decide the compensation payable for expropriated property. This is a major advance. In many other ways, however, the Bill remains as bad as before.
The condom distribution target was missed by 60% in the 2011/12 financial year according to the South African Institute of Race Relations. Some 399 million condoms, both male and female, were distributed, against a target of just over one billion.
Over 3.3 million crimes occur every year but half of them go unreported, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.