Fact-a-day

Phone up?

October 22nd, 2014

In South Africa, a third of adults aged 15 and above have a household income of R10,000 or more. For adults with a smartphone, the proportion is 55%. (AMPS2014)

This week’s theme: Mobile in SA

Eaten up

October 21st, 2014

In the second quarter of 2011, Apple held 61.5% of the global tablet market share; in the second quarter of 2014 it held just 26.9%. (http://bit.ly/1ooMgOS)

This week’s theme: Mobile in SA

Keeping tabs

October 20th, 2014

1.86 million adults in South Africa (5% of all adults) personally own or have access to a tablet (e.g. Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy, HTC Flyer, Blackberry Playbook). (AMPS2014)

This week’s theme: Mobile in SA

Smart choices

October 17th, 2014

15.6 million South African adults (41% of all adults) have a smartphone. The most common make is Nokia (48% of smartphone users), followed by BlackBerry (29%) and Samsung (16%). The Apple iPhone comes in at only 2%. (AMPS2014)

This week’s theme: AMPS 2014 is out

On the move

October 16th, 2014

1.2 million adults in South Africa (3% of all adults) travel on the Gautrain weekly or monthly; 57% of them live in Gauteng. (AMPS2014)

This week’s theme: AMPS 2014 is out

Bank on it

October 15th, 2014

According to AMPS2014, 7.5 million adults in South Africa (20% of all adults) bank at ABSA. This is followed by FNB with 17% of adults, Standard Bank with 16%, Capitec with 11% and Nedbank with 7%. (AMPS2014)

This week’s theme: AMPS 2014 is out

Social

October 14th, 2014

11.3 million South African adults (30% of all adults) use the internet for social networking. (AMPS2014)

This week’s theme: AMPS 2014 is out

So good?

October 13th, 2014

18.4 million South African adults, half of the total adult population, have personally bought food from KFC in the past month. (AMPS2014)

This week’s theme: AMPS 2014 is out

Youngsters

October 10th, 2014

1.8 million children under the age of 18 live in shacks; 30% of them live in shacks in backyards. (GHS 2012)

This week’s theme: Shacks in backyards

Flushed

October 9th, 2014

63% of households that live in shacks in backyards have access to a flush toilet versus 24% of households that live in shacks not in backyards (such as in informal settlements). (Census 2011)

This week’s theme: Shacks in backyards

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