SoNA-In-Numbers – February 2019

7 Feb 2019

Free and democratic South Africa

  • 25 years – the age of South Africa’s democracy.
  • 5 – the number of urgent tasks the President has identified that will build a better South Africa.  

Local government

  • 57 – the number of municipalities that have been stabilised and supported where 10 000 municipal infrastructure projects are being implemented.

Revitalising industrial parks

10 out of 16 identified industrial parks have been revitalised.

Investing in SA

  • 1.2 trillion – the amount of investment earmarked for South African over five years.
  • R300 billion – the amount of investment pledges from South African and international companies attracted from the Investment Conference.
  • R17 billion – the amount of foreign direct investment recorded in 2017.
  • R70 billion – the inflow of investment into South Africa in the first three quarters of 2018.
  • R187 billion – the value of projects that are being implemented following the investment conference that was held in 2018.
  • R26 billion – the value of projects that are in pre-implementation phase following the investment conference that was held in 2018.

Job creation

275 000 – the additional direct jobs that are aimed to be created every year as part of the agreements reached at the Presidential Jobs Summit in 2018.

Emerging farmers

250 000 – the number of small emerging farmers who are working the land and need support in fully developing their businesses.

Tourism

  • 10 million – the number of tourists that visited South Africa in the past year.
  • 21 million – the target number for visitors coming to South Africa by 2030 .
  • 2 million – the number of jobs that the export industry can create in food and agriculture, construction, transport, retail, and the creative and cultural industries by 2030.
  • 3 000 km – the size of South Africa’s coastlines. South Africa has one of the world’s longest coastlines.

Oceans Economy

  • R30 billion – the estimated value of investments created through Operation Phakisa on the Oceans Economy.
  • Over 7 000 direct jobs have been created through Operation Phakisa.
  • R3.8 billion – the expected investment in the Oceans Economy over the next five years by government.
  • R65 billion – the expected investment in the Oceans Economy over the next five years by the private sector.
  • 100 000 – the number of direct jobs expected to be created through investments in the Oceans Economy.
  • 250 000 – the number of indirect jobs expected to be created through investments in the Oceans Economy.

Infrastructure development

  • More than R1.3 trillion – the amount that has been invested to build, among others, hundreds of schools and two new universities.
  • R100 billion – the amount committed by Government into the Infrastructure Fund over a 10-year period.

Education

  • 4 000 – the number of schools without appropriate sanitation facilities in South Africa.
  • 699 – the number of schools provided with appropriate sanitation facilities and projects through the SAFE Initiative.
  • 1 150 the number of schools that are either in planning, design or construction stages.
  • Over 700 000 children accessed early childhood education in the last financial year.
  • Six (6) years – the number of years it will take government to provide every school. child in South Africa with digital workbooks and textbooks on a tablet device.
  • 90% - the percentage of textbooks in high enrolment subjects across all grades and all workbooks have been digitised.

Human settlements

  • 500 000 – the number of housing units that will be constructed by the Housing Development Agency in the next five years.
  • R30 billion – the amount that will be provided to municipalities and provinces to enable them to fulfil their respective mandates.

Social grants

17.5 million – the number of social grants provided to South Africans every month.

Exports

$3.3 trillion – the estimated combined GDP of African countries.

Small business

  • 51 – the number of technology business incubators that form part of the incubation programme.
  • 10 – the number of enterprise supplier development incubators that form part of the incubation programme.
  • 14 – the number of rapid youth incubators that form part of the incubation programme.
  • 4 – the number of provinces where township digital hubs will be established as part of the incubation programme.

Tax incentive

10 years – the extension of the Employment Tax Incentive to draw young people in far greater numbers into productive economic activity through initiatives like the Employment Tax Incentive.

  • 25 years – the age of South Africa’s democracy.
  • 5 – the number of urgent tasks the President has identified that will build a better South Africa.  

Local government

  • 57 – the number of municipalities that have been stabilised and supported where 10 000 municipal infrastructure projects are being implemented.

Revitalising industrial parks

10 out of 16 identified industrial parks have been revitalised.

Education

  • 4 000 – the number of schools without inappropriate sanitation facilities in South Africa.
  • 699 – the number of schools provided with appropriate sanitation facilities and projects through the SAFE Initiative.
  • 1 150 the number of schools that are either in planning, design or construction stages.
  • Over 700 000 children accessed early childhood education in the last financial year.
  • Six (6) years – the number of years it will take government to provide every school. child in South Africa with digital workbooks and textbooks on a tablet device.
  • 90% - the percentage of textbooks in high enrolment subjects across all grades and all workbooks have been digitised.

Human settlements

  • 500 000 – the number of housing units that will be constructed by the Housing Development Agency in the next five years.
  • R30 billion – the amount that will be provided to municipalities and provinces to enable them to fulfil their respective mandates.

Social grants

17.5 million – the number of social grants provided to South Africans every month.

Exports

$3.3 trillion – the estimated combined GDP of African countries.

Small business

  • 51 – the number of technology business incubators that form part of the incubation programme.
  • 10 – the number of enterprise supplier development incubators that form part of the incubation programme.
  • 14 – the number of rapid youth incubators that form part of the incubation programme.
  • 4 – the number of provinces where township digital hubs will be established as part of the incubation programme.