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Electricity, Gas and Water Supply Industry (2013): Increase in income and employment in electricity, gas and water supply industry

Media Release Income  The total income for the electricity, gas and water supply industry in 2013 was R181,2 billion. The largest contributor to the total income was ‘generation, transmission and distribution of electricity’ (R150,2 million or 82,8%), followed by ‘collection, purification and distribution of water’ (R22,1 billion or 12,2%) and ‘manufacturing and distribution of gaseous   read more »


Electricity redistribution: Which councils are likely to feel the pinch?

Electricity redistribution: Which councils are likely to feel the pinch?

In April 2015 the acting CEO of Eskom suggested that in order to improve Eskom’s financial situation, that the utility bypass municipalities and supply all customers directly with electricity. How would municipalities be affected if this proposal is adopted? Acting as middle-men, municipalities buy electricity from Eskom in bulk and then re-sell the power to   read more »


Money CAN buy happiness!

Money CAN buy happiness!

  What is poverty and what does it mean to be poor? Does it mean not having enough money to meet basic needs including food, clothing and shelter? Does it mean not being able to afford to buy a car or furniture for your home or even go on holiday because your income does not   read more »


Labour market dynamics in South Africa, 2014 report

Labour market dynamics in South Africa, 2014 report

PRESS STATEMENT APRIL 2015 Highlights The effects of the 2008–2009 global financial crisis on the South African economy continued to linger in 2014. This, combined with factors such as constrained electricity supply and labour unrest, has negatively impacted on the performance of the economy. Slowing growth rates over the period 2010–2013 (averaging 2,7%), continued into   read more »


Stats SA to undertake nationwide Census in eight days

MEDIA STATEMENT                                                                        25 January 2022 Stats SA to undertake nationwide Census in eight days Statistics South Africa outlined the country’s state of readiness to undertake a population and housing census at a media briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday. Deputy Minister in the Presidency Thembi Siweya visited Stats SA’s head office at Salvokop and received a   read more »


Stats SA to undertake nationwide Census in eight days

MEDIA STATEMENT                                                                        25 January 2022 Stats SA to undertake nationwide Census in eight days Statistics South Africa outlined the country’s state of readiness to undertake a population and housing census at a media briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday. Deputy Minister in the Presidency Thembi Siweya visited Stats SA’s head office at Salvokop and received a   read more »


A deep dive into the price of fuel

A deep dive into the price of fuel

Note: The original version of this article, published on 1 December 2021, was based on fuel price adjustments announced by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on 29 November. On 1 December, the DMRE made changes to these adjustments. This article was revised on 2 December 2021 to reflect these changes. Fuel prices   read more »


Wellbeing of children in SA is vital for a brighter future

Wellbeing of children in SA is vital for a brighter future

The old African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”, has often been quoted to emphasise what it takes to raise a successful and well-rounded child into adulthood. Raising a child requires attention to their inner and outer growth at every phase of their lives. However, when measuring the overall wellbeing of children,   read more »


HOW UNEQUAL IS SOUTH AFRICA?

HOW UNEQUAL IS SOUTH AFRICA?

South Africa is known as one of the most unequal countries in the world, reporting a per-capita expenditure Gini coefficient of 0,67 in 2006, dropping to 0,65 in 2015. This is according to the Inequality Trends in South Africa report released by Stats SA. According to the Palma ratio, the top 10% of the population   read more »


Inequality Trends in South Africa: A multidimensional diagnostic of inequality

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                 14 November 2019 Inequality Trends in South Africa: A multidimensional diagnostic of inequality Statistics South Africa in partnership with the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) and the Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD) have released the first Inequality Trends Report for South Africa. This partnership was forged through our collective involvement   read more »


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KwaDukuza

KwaDukuza Municipality forms part of the iLembe District Municipality area (DC29), and lies on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal, between eThekwini Metro in the south and Tugela River mouth in the north. The KwaDukuza municipal area stretches from the Zinkwazi River in the north to the UThongathi River in the South. The name KwaDukuza epitomizes the historical background of the area being the home to King Shakas Gravesite and Memorial. The town KwaDukuza is built on the original site of King Shakas Royal settlement called Dukuza. The KwaDukuza museum is situated opposite the site of the King Shaka Memorial and is dedicated to the sugar industry and colonialism, the cultural heritage of the early settlers of the town Stanger.read more »


Bela-Bela

Belabela is home to one of the worldsmost famous hot mineral water springs, bubbling 22 000 litres per hour, with a temperature of 53C.The natural hot water is rich in sodium chloride, calcium carbonate and other salts that have healing properties.Belabelaremains one of the most popular health and holiday resort towns in South Africa and a preferred destination for local and foreign tourists.The area has pleasantly mild climate during the winter months and an average of 286 sunny days per year,which adds to the popularity of the destination.

Geographically, BelabelaLocal Municipality is strategically positioned in the Waterberg District Municipality of the Limpopo province. Belabela shares borders with Gauteng, Mpumalanga and North West provinces. South Africas famous national route, N1, runs through the municipality and the towns main Central Business District (CBD) area is only 10km away from this major route. Belabelais 174 km from the provincial capital Polokwane.

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Madibeng

The Madibeng Local Municipality is located in the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality within the North West province between the majestic ancient Magaliesberg and the Witwatersrand mountain range, and means 'the place of water'. The name is derived from the area's resources that characterise the natural beauty of an area which encompasses the Hartbeespoort, Rooikoppies, Vaalkop and Klipvoor Dams, all of which contribute to the area in terms of tourism. The Municipality is demarcated into 31 wards of which 10 fall in the urban areas (Brits, Hartbeespoort and Skeerpoort) and 21 in the rural areas and villages. It includes approximately 43 villages and 9000 farm areas. Madibeng is centrally situated (approximately 50km from Pretoria, 55 km from Johannesburg and 60km from Rustenburg) and is easily accessible with various road networks, amongst others the N4 toll road, which is running from various directions through Madibeng to Mmabatho, as well as a railway line and airport for light aircraft.read more »


Naledi

Naledi Local Municipality (NW392) covers a total area of approximately 7,258 km. This land mass is 15% of the total area of the Dr. Ruth S Mompati District Municipality area. The administrative centre of the municipality is in the town of Vryburg. The town of Vryburg is considered the agricultural and industrial centre of Dr Ruth S Mompati District Municipality. The town is the host to the 3rd largest agricultural show in South Africa, namely Vryburg Show, which attracts farmers from almost all provinces in the country as well as farmers from the neighbouring countries such as the Republic of Namibia and Botswana. This makes the municipality the main employer within the district and most significant contributor to GDP. Naledi Local Municipality is separated into five main places, namely, Vryburg town, Huhudi township, Colridge township, Stella, Devondale and Dithakwaneng village. The municipal area is surrounded by the other three local municipalities within the district, namely, Greater Taung Municipality (70km), Kagisano Molopo Municipality (70km) and Mamusa Municipality(70km). The town of Vryburg is about 140km away from Kuruman town in the Northern Cape Province and 160km from Mahikeng municipality, the administrative centre of the North West Province. The municipality is divided into 9 administrative wards and has a total of 18 ward councillors (ward councillors and their assistants/PR councillors).  read more »


Tsantsabane

Tsantsabane Local Municipality is located within the north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape Province, and falls within the boundaries of the Siyanda District Municipality. Tsantsabane was the original name given to the town by the Batswana because of the presence of many shiny stones (e.g. the hematite). The nearest business centre is Kimberley, which is about 200km away. The municipality's main town is Postmasburg. Three main traffic routes provide access to other cities, namely Johannesburg via Kuruman and the Kalahari and Cape Town via Kimberley. The rest of the Tsantsabane Municipality area comprises of Boichoko, Postdene, New Town, Stasie, Groen Water, Skyfontein, Jean Heaven, the new established settlement brought about by the land redistribution called Marenane, and the well-known Lohatlha Army Battle SchoolCities/Towns: Beeshoek and Postmasburg. Area: 18,333km.read more »


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