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2001 Digital Census Atlas

Statistics South Africa have produced an online atlas illustrating the results of the 2001 census. You can use the digital atlas, to find out national, provincial and local information.   For example, you can view: the distribution of languages in the Western Cape (map and statistics) the population density across South Africa (map and statistics) the size of households in the City of Cape Town (map and statistics)  

Census 2001

(Reports and Research)
Statistics South Africa (The Government of South Africa)
In October 2001, the second census in a democratic South Africa took place. The results were released in 2003. The online report includes the census database, key results, age tables, census in brief, key municipal data and a summary report.

Comprehensive Service Plan for the Implementation of Health Care 2010: Draft for Consultation

(Public Information)
The Comprehensive Service Plan of the Department of Heath provides the framework for the implementation of Healthcare 2010 which is essential for the provision of a sustainable and quality health service in the Western Cape. This is open for public comment. Please note: only written comments can be accepted. Closing date: 25 Oct 2006 Send comments via:

Crime Statistics: 2003/2004, 2009/2010 to 2011/2012

(Public Information)
This publication contains crime statistics from 2003/2004, 2009/2010 to 2011/2012 for the country, the Western Cape and areas in the province.

Integrated Poverty Reduction Strategy for the Western Cape Province

(Public Information)
(File type: msword; size: 601.5 KB)

National HIV and Syphilis Antenatal Sero-Prevalence Survey in South Africa, 2003

(Reports and Research)
(File type: pdf; size: 158.85 KB)Department of Health (National) (The Government of South Africa)
This report contains the results of the antenatal survey conducted across South Africa during 2003 and includes data on HIV and Syphilis prevalence. The findings show that HIV prevalence rates remain high in South Africa, with an estimated prevalence rate of 27.9%, up from 26.5% in 2002. Although the findings seem to suggest that the epidemic is slowly stabilising, it concludes that HIV and AIDS is still an important public health problem in South Africa.

Overview of the Western Cape

(Public Information)
(File type: pdf; size: 123.93 KB)
This brief overview of the Western Cape has been taken from the South African Yearbook 2002/2003. It includes information on the geography, people, industry and agriculture of this province.

Proudly South African Website

The website contains information on the Proudly South African campaign, its success stories and its members. You can also download the application form to join the campaign.

Provincial Economic Review and Outlook 2006 (PER&O)

(Reports and Research)
Public Policy Services (Provincial Treasury, Western Cape Government)
This document provides a snapshot of the Western Cape economy and details the economic outlook for 2006. It is often referred to as "PERO".

SA: An Overview

(Public Information)
This online resource, based on the South African Yearbook, provides detailed and up-to-date information on South Africa and the services and projects of the various government departments.

Socio-Economic Review 2003

(Reports and Research)
(File type: pdf; size: 1.26 MB)Public Policy Services (Provincial Treasury, Western Cape Government)
The Western Cape Socio-Economic Review (SER) sketches the economic and labour market challenges that government need to address in order to reduce unemployment and inequality in the Western Cape.

Statistics South Africa Website

This site contains information on Stats SA and provides online access to their reports and project information.

The Millenium Development Goals: A Guide for South African Civil Society

(Guidelines, Manuals and Instructions)
(File type: pdf; size: 220.33 KB)Western Cape Population Unit (Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government)
In September 2005, world leaders will meet in New York to discuss the status of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and efforts to promote environmental and social sustainability. Civil society (CS) cannot miss an opportunity to engage in this process. This guide is intended to help South African civil society understand the MDGs and how they can be used to encourage a more sustainable South Africa.

White Paper on Population Policy (National)

(White Paper)
(File type: pdf; size: 3.78 MB)Ministry of Social Development (National)