Mbalo Brief – June 2014

Since 1994, the government of South Africa has focused its attention on youth related matters such as unemployment, HIV/AIDS, drug abuse and personal development, to commemorate the anniversary of the 16 June 1976 uprising. As this year (2014) marks the 38th year of the Youth Day anniversary, government will educate the youth about their history and heritage and the role played by young people in the liberation of the country, through youth related programmes in arts, culture and heritage. Through these programmes, the government hopes to encourage debates, discussions and conversations about the challenges that confront the youth of today and how they can take the baton of transformation forward.

In this fifth issue of Mbalo Brief for 2014, we bring you the educational article based on Census 2011 results for the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality. The article highlights the municipality’s demographics, population size, education, average household income as well as household goods and services.

Also included in this issue are our monthly articles such as the Tourist accommodation, Motor trade sales and Producer price index (PPI).Our crossword puzzle for June and solutions for the May 2014 puzzle can be found on page iv.

Statistics presented in this issue were sourced from statistical releases published in May and June 2014. To access detailed results on any of the sectors featured in this issue, please visit our website at

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