Statistics South Africa is expected to release the results of the 2011 population census today. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says the 2011 census should provide more quality and accurate coverage than the country's one in 2001.
Johannesburg, 25th October 2012–The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) public commercial radio station METRO FM’s music awards concept, has grown to be the second largest music awards show in the country.It has been well received and embraced by the industry, our audiences and the by the country at large.
The Director of the centre for the Aids programme of research in South Africa, Professor Salim Abdool Karim said the recent discovery of antibodies (are proteins generally found in the blood that detect and destroy invaders, like bacteria) that are able to kill up to 88% of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) types is not a cure. This came out of SABC's Morning Live today.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his Medium Term Budget Policy Statement. In the statement, Gordhan touched on a number of issues such as the strike actions which have erupted in the country.
This year the cancer walk was bigger, better and boastful! Over 16 000 people participated in the Ithemba Avon Justine Family walk in support of people who are affected by cancer.
The Reserve Bank has revised down its forecast of South Africa’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for 2012 and 2013 to 2.6% and 3.4% respectively, citing the negative impact of the subdued and uncertain global and economic environment on the local economy, according to the Bank’s Financial Stability Review for September 2012.