It is estimated that 22 percent of South African smoke, which is a huge reduction from ten years ago. However, the aim is much more ambitious. ... more
UNAIDS expects a reductions in Aids cases in South Africa by 2020 and attributes this to the change in political climate
South Africa has the highest number of HIV/Aids cases in the world. ... more
The list of ten or so things that are better in South Africa than in most other parts of the world invariably features good quality drinking water (at least in metropolitan areas). Good tap water has become almost a matter of national pride.
That, however, may be about to change.
There are claims that Johannesburg faces the threat of toxic water seeping out of idle mines and contaminating the municipal water system as early as next year. ... more
The memorabilia pertaining to Nelson Mandela, the first South African president elected by universal suffrage in 1994, after being incarcerated for 27 years as a political prisoner, is among the most popular on the South African online marketplace bidorbuy.co.za. Particularly sought-after are coins and medallions with the likeness of the former South African president, now 93 years old. ... more
In 2009, 13.65 million households in South Africa had at their disposal a combined income of R1,631 billion. That represents a nominal growth of 6.5% in comparison with 2008, when the household income was 1,531 billion.
Those are the findings in the recently published report on household income and expenditure patterns and trends in South Africa. The report was compiled by the researches of the Bureau of Market Research (BMR) of the University of South Africa (Unisa). ... more