SoNA-in-Numbers – February 2015

13 Feb 2015

Historic milestones

  • 60 – years since the historic moment when South Africans from all walks of life adopted the Freedom Charter in 1955, in Kliptown, Soweto.
  • 25 – the years since the release of President Nelson Mandela from prison and since the unbanning of liberation movements.

Economy

  • 3,5% – the gross domestic growth forecasts for global economic growth in 2015.
  • 5% – the planned growth target to be achieved by 2019.

Employment

  • 15,3 million – people employed in South Africa for the last quarter of 2014.
  • 203 000 – the growth in the number of jobs.
  • R2 billion – amount claimed to date by employers from the Employment Tax Incentive.
  • 29 000 – employers who have claimed from the Employment Tax Incentive.
  • 270 000 – number of young people that employers claimed for from the Employment Tax Incentive.
  • 6 million – target of work opportunities over five years.
  • 850 000 – work opportunities created.
  • 1 million – annual target of job opportunities to be created over five years.
  • 30 000 – work opportunities created by environmental programmes such as Working on Waste, Working for Wetlands, Working for Water and Working on Fire.
  • 60 000 – work opportunities to be created by environmental programmes such as Working on Waste, Working for Wetlands, Working for Water and Working on Fire during the next financial year.

Energy

  • R23 billion – to be given to Eskom by government in the next fiscal year.
  • 3 – the new power stations Kusile, Medupi and Ingula.
  • 10 000 – megawatts of capacity to be added to the national grid by Kusile, Medupi and Ingula power stations.
  • 4 000 – megawatts procured by government from Independent Power Producers, using renewable sources.
  • R140 billion – money from private investors following the first three bid windows of the renewable energy procurement process.
  • 3 900 – megawatts of renewable energy that has been sourced.
  • 32 – number of renewable energy projects completed.
  • 1 500 – megawatts connected to the grid.
  • 100 – megawatts being delivered to the grid by Eskom’s Sere Wind Farm.
  • 2 400 – megawatts of new coal fired power generation capacity procured by government from Independent Power Producers.
  • 2 400 – megawatts of new gas-fired power generation to commence in the first quarter.
  • 2 600 – megawatts of hydro-electric capacity to be sourced from the Southern African Development Community region.
  • 9 600 – megawatts nuclear build programme as approved in the Integrated Resource Plan 2010-2030 to be procured by government.
  • 5 – the number of countries that presented the proposals on nuclear.
  • 48 000 – megawatts of clean hydro-electricity to be generated from the Grand Inga Hydro-electrical Project, in partnership with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • 15 000 – megawatts that South Africa will access from the hydro-electricity partnership with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • 3,4 million – households in the country without electricity.

Land and agriculture

  • 36 000 – land claims lodged nationally to date before the cut-off date in 2019.
  • 50 – farming enterprises to be identified for the 50/50 policy framework, which proposes relative rights for people who live and work on farms.
  • 12 000 – maximum of hectares to be set as a ceiling of land ownership in terms of the 50/50 policy framework.
  • 90 000 – hectares of land allocated to smallholder farmers, farm dwellers and labour tenants through the Land Reform Programme.
  • 27 – the poorest district municipalities to receive agri-parks or cooperatives and clusters this year in order to transform rural economies. 
  • R2 billion – initial funding made available for the Agri-Park initiative.
  • R500 million – projected to be generated in foreign exchange over three years from the export of apples alone.
  • 300 – farmers in the Nwanedi Cluster in the Vhembe District Municipality in Musina, who are receiving support from the Limpopo Provincial Government to grow vegetables.
  • 1 300 – hectares used for commercial purposes in the Nwanedi Cluster in the Vhembe District Municipality in Musina to grow vegetables.
  • 2 500 – jobs created by vegetable farmers in the Nwanedi Cluster in the Vhembe District Municipality in Musina.

Manufacturing

  • R24,5 billion – a private-sector investment in the Automotive Investment Scheme.
  • R103 billion – value of exports from automotives and components in 2013.
  • 152 – number of countries that South Africa’s world-class auto sector exports to.
  • 60 million – the pairs of shoes that the South African leather and footwear sector produces.
  • 18% – growth in the export of shoes. 
  • R88 billion – South Africa’s doubled Foreign Direct Investment inflows in 2013, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
  • R2,8 billion – committed by government to companies in the manufacturing sector, through the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme.
  • R12,4 billion – committed by manufacturers in private-sector investment. 

Human settlements

  • R2,1 billion – ring-fenced to revitalise distressed mining towns.
  • R290 million – approved for informal settlement upgrading in Mpumalanga, North West, Gauteng, Northern Cape, Limpopo and the Free State. 
  • 133 – informal settlements being assessed or prepared for upgrading through the National Upgrade Support Programme.
  • 32 – settlements being upgraded through the National Upgrade Support Programme.
  • 87 – housing projects being implemented across the prioritised mining towns. 

State procurement

  • 30% – appropriate categories of State procurement for purchasing from small, medium and micro enterprises, co-operatives as well as township and rural enterprises.

Youth issues

  • R25 million – amount disbursed by the National Youth Development Agency to youth-owned micro enterprises in the last financial year nationally.
  • 765 – youth-owned micro enterprises that received funding from the National Youth Development Agency in the last financial year nationally.
  • 2,7 billion – value of fund for young people supported by the National Youth Development Agency in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation and the Small Enterprise Finance Agency.

Public entities

  • 8 – offices in district municipalities to be connected by government this year to mark the beginning of the first phase of broadband roll out.
  • 90 – number of days of the turnaround strategy to stabilise the finances of South African Airways.

Water and sanitation

  • 55 – villages in Limpopo, Eastern Cape and North West that benefited from the delivery of water in October 2014.
  • R7 billion – money lost by South Africa a year due to water losses.
  • 15 000 – artisans or plumbers to be trained through the Department of Water and Sanitation to fix leaking taps in their local communities.

Infrastructure

  • R9 billion – to be spent by the Department of Transport on the Provincial Roads Maintenance Grant or the Sihamba Sonke Programme.
  • R11 billion – for the upgrading and maintenance of roads that are not tolled.
  • R6 billion – to be spent in 13 cities on planning, building and operating integrated public transport networks during this financial year.
  • 13 – number of cities to benefit from planning, building and operating integrated public transport networks during this financial year.
  • 92 – schools that have been completed through the Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative.
  • 108 – schools under construction through the Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative.
  • 342 – schools that have received water for the first time.
  • 351 – schools that have received decent sanitation.
  • 288 – schools that have been connected to electricity.
  • 16 – sites government has identified for the construction of 12 new Technical and Vocational Education and Training College campuses and the refurbishment of two existing campuses.
  • 12 – new Technical and Vocational Education and Training College campuses to be built.
  • 50 000 – houses delivered in the subsidy and affordable housing segments by 30 September 2014.
  • 5 000 – houses for military veterans to be provided by government.
  • R9,2 billion – investment committed in gas and oil exploration in the port of Saldanha as part of the Operation Phakisa initiative.
  • R1,5 billion  – value of the Infrastructure Investment Programme for South Africa, in partnership with the European Union.

Fighting crime and corruption

  • 659 – life sentences secured by the South African Police Service’s Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Investigation Unit against perpetrators of crimes against women and children.
  • 13 575 – public order incidents successfully brought under control by the police.
  • 1 907 – unrest-related incidents successfully brought under control by the police.
  • 11 668 – peaceful incidents successfully brought under control by the police.
  • 7 – anticorruption institutions in place to combat corruption.
  • 17 – pieces of legislation intended to combat corruption.
  • 52 – persons convicted in corruption cases involving more than R5 million in the 2013/14 financial year.
  • 31 – corrupt public servants convicted in the first quarter of 2014/15.
  • R430 million – value of freezing orders obtained.