Fact-a-day

Switching places

April 23rd, 2014

Humanities was the most popular study field during 2000, but dropped to third place in 2012, switching places with Business and Management. Science and Technology remained in second place and Education in last place. (chet.org.za)

This week’s theme: Higher education in SA

Enrolment rates

April 22nd, 2014

In 2012 there were 953,300 students enrolled at South African universities (3% of adults aged 18 and above), an almost 5% year-on-year increase from 2000. In 2012, 70% of the students were African, 6% Coloured, 5% Indian and 19% White. (chet.org.za)

This week’s theme: Higher education in SA

Read all about it!

April 17th, 2014

The Daily Sun is South Africa’s most read newspaper, with 5.7 million daily readers, roughly 70 times the readership of the Business Day. (AMPS2013B)

This week’s theme: AMPS 2013B is out

Eating out

April 16th, 2014

64% of South African adults buy food from a fast food outlet at least once a month, up from 53% in 2007. (AMPS2013B, AMPS2007B)

This week’s theme: AMPS 2013B is out

Please call me

April 15th, 2014

11% of South African households have a land line telephone at home. 96% have at least one cell phone. (AMPS2013B)

This week’s theme: AMPS 2013B is out

Family life

April 14th, 2014

87% of white women with children under the age of two are married or living together. 30% of black women with children under the age of two are married or living together. (AMPS2013B)

This week’s theme: AMPS 2013B is out

Love to learn

April 11th, 2014

5.6 million South African adults (15%) have watched Discovery, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild or Animal Planet on DStv in the past week. (AMPS2013)

This week’s theme: Television in SA

Pause and rewind

April 10th, 2014

4.4 million households, or 29% of households, have a DSTV subscription, just over 1 million households say they have a PVR decoder. (AMPS2013)

This week’s theme: Television in SA

Switched on

April 9th, 2014

79% of South African adults have tuned in to SABC 1 in the past 7 days. For SABC 2 the proportion is 71%, for e.tv it is 67%, and for SABC 3, 57%. (AMPS2013)

This week’s theme: Television in SA

So much more

April 8th, 2014

32% of South African adults tune in to DStv, compared to only 7% in 2006. (AMPS2013,AMPS2006)

This week’s theme: Television in SA