South Africa

Pretoria - South Africa's population has swelled from 40.5 million in 1996 to 51.7 million in 2011, results of Census 2011 have shown.
In the previous Census conducted in 2001, South Africa's population stood at 44.8 million.

Pretoria - In a country where much is made of the lack of service delivery, a surprising element of the Census 2011 results is the story it tells about service delivery in the past decade.

Pretoria - Although lower than the previous census, the undercount in Census 2011 at 14.6% is of concern.

Pretoria - South Africans' access to piped water, proper sanitation and electricity has improved over the past 15 years.

Pretoria - In the past 15 years, there has been a general increase in the percentage of individuals from the age five up to 15 attending educational institutions, the Census 2011 results has indicated.

Pretoria - The results of the 2011 Census, which were released on Tuesday - 12 months of the survey was conducted - are accurate and can be used in policy formulation, the Statistics Council has said.

Johannesburg - Education authorities in Gauteng have revived a road safety awareness campaign for learners in schools situated in areas that are at high risk for car accidents.

Cape Town - State-owned enterprises committed over R131 million in 2011/12 to help fund social and community programmes, with the bulk of funding coming from Eskom and Transnet, the Minister of Public Enterprises Malusi Gigaba has revealed.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma is due to receive the Census 2011 results from Statistician General Pali Lehohla later this morning.

Middelburg - A mining lekgotla will be held in Mpumalanga on Thursday and Friday to find ways to get mining companies to help develop the communities within which they operate.

Pretoria - The number of rhinos that have been lost to poaching since the beginning of this year has risen to 488, the Department of Environmental Affairs says.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will undertake a two-day state visit to the neighbouring Republic of Botswana on Wednesday.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Health says it has developed a detailed action plan to address the Auditor General's findings in its 2011-2012 annual report.

Pretoria - Investment in South Africa's water resources needs to double in the next 10 years if the country is to meet the growing demand, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Monday.

Pretoria - The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), the Department of Labour and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism is hosting the South Africa Maritime Industry Careers Expo and Jobs Summit in Durban at the Moses Mabhida Stadium this week.

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