Mbalo Brief – July 2013

The month of July is a special month to many people all over the world because it marks the last half of the year. Many consider this month as a chance to step back and evaluate their achievements and goals for the year.  What most people do not know about July is that it starts on the same day of  the week as April in a common year and ends on the same day of the week as January in a leap year.

July is also filled with many exciting activities such as the Vodacom Durban July which always takes place on the first Saturday of July at Greyville Racecourse in Durban. One other activity to look forward to in July is Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July. It would be good to challenge yourself on this day by dedicating 67 minutes of your time to help those in need, to care for the elderly in old-age homes or to simply do something to improve your environment. This is what most individuals and organisations do to celebrate the 67 years that former South African president, Nelson Mandela, spent serving humanity.

In this issue, our Census article is based on the North West province. The article will focus on a number of factors relating to the province such as demography, education, unemployment rate, access to household goods as well as access to basic services.

Statistics presented in this issue were sourced from statistical releases published in June and July 2013 with results for surveys conducted in March, April and May 2013.

Download: Mbalo Brief – July 2013