Fact-a-day

Not so colourful

October 1st, 2014

There are around 12 600 sub-places in South Africa (a suburb, section or zone of a township, smallholding, village or informal settlement) that contain 150 or more households. In two thirds of these areas more than 95% of the population belongs to one racial group. (Census 2011)

This week’s theme: My Hood

Rainbow Nation

September 30th, 2014

According to the Census 2011, the most racially diverse suburb is Gillview in Johannesburg. This is followed by Crown Gardens and Chrisville also in Johannesburg. (Census 2011)

This week’s theme: My Hood

Jo’burg elite

September 29th, 2014

The most expensive suburb in Johannesburg is Westcliff where the average property value is R8.44 million. This is followed by Dunkeld (R6.98 million) and Sandhurst (6.95 million). (bit.ly/1CzMfKS)

This week’s theme: My Hood

Fast Food Nation

September 26th, 2014

In the past month, 50% of South African adults personally bought food from KFC, 12% from McDonalds, 12% from Nandos and 10% from Chicken Licken. (AMPS2013B)

This week’s theme: Food

Coke country

September 25th, 2014

The Coca Cola Company’s $46.9 billion revenue would make it the 83rd largest economy of the world, just ahead of Slovenia and Ethiopia. (http://bit.ly/1rBPi3n, http://buswk.co/1pKISwh)

This week’s theme: Food

80:20

September 23rd, 2014

According to the World Food Programme, one in four of the world’s children are stunted due to malnutrition; 80 percent of these stunted children live in just 20 countries. (http://bit.ly/1vSHkRn)

This week’s theme: Food

Snacking

September 22nd, 2014

The most popular chocolate bar in South Africa is Cadbury’s Lunch Bar, with 17% of South African adults having had one in the past seven days. This is closely followed by P.S (15%) and Bar One (13%). (AMPS2013B)

This week’s theme: Food

Big business?

September 19th, 2014

Estimates as to the size of the informal economy in South Africa range from R120bn to R690bn. The truth is, nobody really knows. (UCT Unilever Institute, Connecting with the Majority Report 2014)

This week’s theme: Connecting with the Majority

Communicate

September 18th, 2014

Only 3% of South African adults living in households earning less than R6,000 per month speak English as a first language. (UCT Unilever Institute, Connecting with the Majority Report 2014, AMPS2013B)

This week’s theme: Connecting with the Majority

Help granted

September 17th, 2014

Social grants account for over half of all income for households earning less than R6,000 per month. (UCT Unilever Institute, Connecting with the Majority Report 2014, National Income Dynamic Survey 2013)

This week’s theme: Connecting with the Majority