The Living Conditions and Communications chapter

The 2012 Living Conditions and Communications chapter runs for 83 pages and contains 15-year trends of service delivery indicators such as land, water, sanitation, housing, electricity, and refuse removal. The regular section on land reform includes new information on how some households use their land for agricultural purposes. The section on financial services includes new information on stokvels, with the communications and transportation sections concluding the chapter.
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The Living Conditions and Communications chapter

The 2012 Living Conditions and Communications chapter runs for 83 pages and contains 15-year trends of service delivery indicators such as land, water, sanitation, housing, electricity, and refuse removal. The regular section on land reform includes new information on how some households use their land for agricultural purposes. The section on financial services includes new information on stokvels, with the communications and transportation sections concluding the chapter.

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OVERVIEW OF CHANGES 596
Changes over fifteen years 596
Changes by household, 1996 and 2011 (actual numbers) 596
Household and housing changes, 1996 and 2011  
(actual numbers) 597
Household types and facilities, 1996 and 2011 (proportions) 597
LAND 598
Land ownership 598
State-owned and privately-owned land by province,  
 March 2011 598
Private land sales and purchases 598
Land reform 599
Land restitution 600
Land restitution claims and settlements by province,  
 1995–2010/11 600
Restitution claims settled/to be settled, 2011 601
Restitution claims outstanding by province as at  
 March 2011 601
Restitution land transferred, land costs, and costs  
 of financial compensation, 1994/05–2010/11 602
Farms and land that could have been purchased  
 with financial compensation money 603
Land redistribution 603
Land redistribution by province as at March 2012 604
Land redistribution progress as at March 2012 605
Land redistribution targets met by province as at  
 March 2012 605
Outstanding hectares to be redistributed by province  
 as at March 2012 605
Farms acquired for emerging farmers and cost of  
 acquiring them, as at August 2009 606
Land delivered to land reform beneficiaries per year  
 through the land redistribution programme,  
 2001/02–2010/11 606
Land tenure reform 607
Draft Land Tenure Security Bill: implications 607
Land tenure in the former homelands 608
Land use for agriculture 610
Reasons for household involvement in agriculture by  
 province, 2011 610
Households by reason of involvement in agriculture, 2011 610
HOUSING 611
Housing types 611
National data 611
Detailed breakdown 611
Households by type of dwelling and race, 1996 and  
 2011 (actual numbers) 611
Households by type of dwelling and race, 1996 and  
 2011 (proportions) 613
Summary of changes 613
Types of housing occupied, 1996 and 2011 613
Types of housing occupied, 1996 614
Types of housing occupied, 2011 614
Changes in housing types, 1996–2011 614
Backyard structures 615
All backyard stuctures, 1996 and 2011 (actual numbers) 615
All backyard stuctures, 1996 and 2011 (proportions) 615
Trends in backyard structures 615
Provincial data 616
All housing 616
Types of housing by province, 1996 and 2011  
 (actual numbers) 616
Types of housing by province, 1996 and 2011 (proportions) 617
Change in types of housing by province, 1996-2011  
 (actual numbers) 617
Change in types of housing by province, 1996-2011  
 (proportions) 618
Urbanisation and internal migration: explanation of  
 informal dwelling trends 618
Informal dwellings 619
Households residing in informal dwellings by type and  
 province, 1996 and 2011 (actual numbers) 619
Households residing in informal dwellings by type and  
 province, 1996 and 2011 (proportions) 619
Changes in households residing in informal dwellings by type  
 and province, 1996-2011 (actual numbers) 620
Changes in households residing in informal dwellings by type  
 and province, 1996-2011 (proportions) 620
Informal settlements 620
Services available to households living in informal  
 dwellings, 2011 621
RDP housing 622
Households in RDP dwellings as a proportion of total  
 and formal housing by province, 2011 622
Hostels 622
Households living in hostels by province, 2011 622
Terms of occupation 623
National data 623
All housing types 623
Household tenure status by race, 2011 (actual numbers) 623
Household tenure status by race, 2011 (proportions) 623
Household tenure status by race, 2011 623
Household tenure status by sex, 2011 (actual numbers) 624
Household tenure status by sex, 2011 (proportions) 624
Household tenure status by sex, 2011 624
Household tenure status by type of housing, 2011  
 (actual numbers) 625
Household tenure status by type of housing, 2011  
 (proportions) 625
Problems with title deeds 625
State-subsidised housing by registration of title, 1994-2010 625
Definition 626
Progress in the issuing of title deeds 626
Causes of delays in the issuing of title deeds 626
Consequences of problems with title deeds 627
Provincial data 628
Household tenure status by province, 2011 628
Municipal data 629
Tenure status by municipality, 2011 629
International data 631
Housing provision 631
Housing backlog 631
Annual housing backlog figures, 1996/97–2008/09 631
Homelessness 631
Housing backlogs 631
New deadline for eradicating housing backlog 631
Government and private sector housing 632
Private sector and government housing construction,  
 1997/98–2011/12 632
Housing market by income levels, 2009 632
Home loans granted by individual income category, 2011 633
Government subsidy housing 633
Houses completed or under construction by province,  
 April 1994–March 2011 633
Qualifying criteria for government subsidy housing 633
Addressing the housing gap market 634
Planned units and units completed/in progress,  
 1994/95–2010/11 634
RDP/state subsidised housing by province, 2011 635
Private sector housing 635
Residential buildings completed by the private sector  
 by size, 2003–2012 635
Challenges in private residential housing construction 636
WATER AND SANITATION 637
Water 637
Free basic water 637
Delivery of free basic water by province by 30 April 2012 637
Households with access to free basic water,  
 2001/02–2010/11 638
All water 639
National data 639
Household water sources by race, 2011 (actual numbers) 639
Household water sources by race, 2011 (proportions) 639
Household access to potable water, 1993/94–2010/11 640
Households without water in the dwelling or on site  
 by race and distance travelled to nearest water  
 source, 2011 (actual numbers) 640
Households without water in the dwelling or on site  
 by race and distance travelled to nearest water  
 source, 2011 (proportions) 640
Provincial data 641
Access to piped water by province, 1996 and 2011  
 (actual numbers) 641
Access to piped water by province, 1996 and 2011  
 (proportions) 641
Selected water indicators by province, 2011 (proportions) 642
Water interruptions 642
Households that experienced water interruptions  
 by province, 2011 642
Water quality 643
Blue and green drop certification programmes 643
National municipal blue drop performance, 2009–2012 643
Best blue drop performers in each province, 2012 643
Sanitation 644
National data 644
 Household sanitation facility by race, 2011  
 (actual numbers) 644
 Household sanitation facility by race, 2011 (proportions) 644
Households with access to sanitation and using bucket  
 system, 1993/94–2010/11 645
Provincial data 645
Selected sanitation indicators by province, 2011  
 (actual numbers) 645
Selected sanitation indicators by province, 2011  
 (proportions) 646
Waste water quality 646
National municipal green drop performance, 2009 and 2011 646
Provincial green drop performance, 2011 647
Provincial green drop scores, 2011 647
DOMESTIC ENERGY 648
Sources of energy 648
Household sources of energy by race, 2011  
 (actual numbers) 648
Household sources of energy by race, 2011 (proportions) 649
Electrification 650
Households without electricity and households added  
 to the national grid, 1994/95–2010/11 650
Households with and without electricity by province,  
 2002 and 2011 650
Households without electricity by province,  
 2002 and 2011 651
Electricity for lighting, cooking, and heating by  
 province, 2011 651
REFUSE DISPOSAL 652
Household refuse disposal by race, 2011 (actual numbers) 652
Household refuse disposal by race, 2011 (proportions) 652
Households whose refuse is removed by municipalities  
 by province, 2002 and 2011 653
Households whose refuse is removed by municipalities  
 by province, 2011 653
BACKLOGS AND BASIC SERVICES 654
Backlogs by province, 2011 654
Provincial breakdown of consumer units receiving free  
 basic services from municipalities, June 2011 654
Indigent households and free basic services  
 by province, 2011 655
MUNICIPAL LIVING CONDITIONS 656
Living conditions indicators by province and  
 municipality, 2012 656
FINANCIAL SERVICES 658
Banking 658
Banking status of adults, 2007–2011 (actual numbers) 658
Banking status of adults, 2007–2011 (proportions) 658
Proportion of each race with bank accounts, 2007–2010 658
Number of Mzansi accounts opened, 2005–2010 659
Banking status of adults by income category, 2010 659
Stokvels 660
Value of annual contributions by type of stokvel, 2011 660
Stokvels by type and province, 2011 660
Insurance 661
Short-term insurance products held, 2007–2011 661
Long-term insurance products held, 2007–2011 661
COMMUNICATIONS 661
All 661
Source of national and international news for adults  
 by media type, 2001–08 661
Broadcasting 662
Adults with access to  television sets and radios, 2005–11 662
Top ten commercial radio stations by listenership, 2010 662
The Press 662
Print media publications, 1991–2011 662
Circulation of daily newspapers, 2011 663
Postal services 663
Access to postal services, by province, 2012 663
Telecommunications 664
Telephones 664
Households with landline access by race,  
 2011 (actual numbers) 664
Households with landline access by race,  
 2011 (proportions) 664
Households with cellular phone access by race,  
 2011 (actual numbers) 664
Households with cellular phone access by race,  
 2011 (proportions) 664
Household access to all telephones by race,  
 2007 and 2011 (proportions) 665
Household access to all telephones by province, 2011 665
Households with landline access and cellphone access  
 by province, 2011 666
Fixed line telephones and cellular phone subscriptions,  
 2000-10 666
Access to fixed line and cellular telephones,  
 selected countries, 2010 667
Access to fixed line and cellular telephones,  
 emerging markets, 2010 668
Access to fixed line and cellular telephones,  
 selected African countries, 2010 669
The Internet 670
Internet access by race, 2011 670
Internet users, 2000–2010 670
Internet access by province, 2011 671
Internet users per 100 people, 2010 672
Communications by municipality 673
Access to communication services by municipality, 2011 673
Transportation 677
Public and private transport 677
Commuters by mode of transport, 2003-10 677
Vehicle statistics 677
Registered vehicles by province, 2003/04 and 2010/11 677
Motorised vehicles registered by year-end, December  
 1999–March 2011 678
LIVING STANDARDS MEASURES 678

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OVERVIEW OF CHANGES 596
Changes over fifteen years 596
Changes by household, 1996 and 2011 (actual numbers) 596
Household and housing changes, 1996 and 2011  
(actual numbers) 597
Household types and facilities, 1996 and 2011 (proportions) 597
LAND 598
Land ownership 598
State-owned and privately-owned land by province,  
 March 2011 598
Private land sales and purchases 598
Land reform 599
Land restitution 600
Land restitution claims and settlements by province,  
 1995–2010/11 600
Restitution claims settled/to be settled, 2011 601
Restitution claims outstanding by province as at  
 March 2011 601
Restitution land transferred, land costs, and costs  
 of financial compensation, 1994/05–2010/11 602
Farms and land that could have been purchased  
 with financial compensation money 603
Land redistribution 603
Land redistribution by province as at March 2012 604
Land redistribution progress as at March 2012 605
Land redistribution targets met by province as at  
 March 2012 605
Outstanding hectares to be redistributed by province  
 as at March 2012 605
Farms acquired for emerging farmers and cost of  
 acquiring them, as at August 2009 606
Land delivered to land reform beneficiaries per year  
 through the land redistribution programme,  
 2001/02–2010/11 606
Land tenure reform 607
Draft Land Tenure Security Bill: implications 607
Land tenure in the former homelands 608
Land use for agriculture 610
Reasons for household involvement in agriculture by  
 province, 2011 610
Households by reason of involvement in agriculture, 2011 610
HOUSING 611
Housing types 611
National data 611
Detailed breakdown 611
Households by type of dwelling and race, 1996 and  
 2011 (actual numbers) 611
Households by type of dwelling and race, 1996 and  
 2011 (proportions) 613
Summary of changes 613
Types of housing occupied, 1996 and 2011 613
Types of housing occupied, 1996 614
Types of housing occupied, 2011 614
Changes in housing types, 1996–2011 614
Backyard structures 615
All backyard stuctures, 1996 and 2011 (actual numbers) 615
All backyard stuctures, 1996 and 2011 (proportions) 615
Trends in backyard structures 615
Provincial data 616
All housing 616
Types of housing by province, 1996 and 2011  
 (actual numbers) 616
Types of housing by province, 1996 and 2011 (proportions) 617
Change in types of housing by province, 1996-2011  
 (actual numbers) 617
Change in types of housing by province, 1996-2011  
 (proportions) 618
Urbanisation and internal migration: explanation of  
 informal dwelling trends 618
Informal dwellings 619
Households residing in informal dwellings by type and  
 province, 1996 and 2011 (actual numbers) 619
Households residing in informal dwellings by type and  
 province, 1996 and 2011 (proportions) 619
Changes in households residing in informal dwellings by type  
 and province, 1996-2011 (actual numbers) 620
Changes in households residing in informal dwellings by type  
 and province, 1996-2011 (proportions) 620
Informal settlements 620
Services available to households living in informal  
 dwellings, 2011 621
RDP housing 622
Households in RDP dwellings as a proportion of total  
 and formal housing by province, 2011 622
Hostels 622
Households living in hostels by province, 2011 622
Terms of occupation 623
National data 623
All housing types 623
Household tenure status by race, 2011 (actual numbers) 623
Household tenure status by race, 2011 (proportions) 623
Household tenure status by race, 2011 623
Household tenure status by sex, 2011 (actual numbers) 624
Household tenure status by sex, 2011 (proportions) 624
Household tenure status by sex, 2011 624
Household tenure status by type of housing, 2011  
 (actual numbers) 625
Household tenure status by type of housing, 2011  
 (proportions) 625
Problems with title deeds 625
State-subsidised housing by registration of title, 1994-2010 625
Definition 626
Progress in the issuing of title deeds 626
Causes of delays in the issuing of title deeds 626
Consequences of problems with title deeds 627
Provincial data 628
Household tenure status by province, 2011 628
Municipal data 629
Tenure status by municipality, 2011 629
International data 631
Housing provision 631
Housing backlog 631
Annual housing backlog figures, 1996/97–2008/09 631
Homelessness 631
Housing backlogs 631
New deadline for eradicating housing backlog 631
Government and private sector housing 632
Private sector and government housing construction,  
 1997/98–2011/12 632
Housing market by income levels, 2009 632
Home loans granted by individual income category, 2011 633
Government subsidy housing 633
Houses completed or under construction by province,  
 April 1994–March 2011 633
Qualifying criteria for government subsidy housing 633
Addressing the housing gap market 634
Planned units and units completed/in progress,  
 1994/95–2010/11 634
RDP/state subsidised housing by province, 2011 635
Private sector housing 635
Residential buildings completed by the private sector  
 by size, 2003–2012 635
Challenges in private residential housing construction 636
WATER AND SANITATION 637
Water 637
Free basic water 637
Delivery of free basic water by province by 30 April 2012 637
Households with access to free basic water,  
 2001/02–2010/11 638
All water 639
National data 639
Household water sources by race, 2011 (actual numbers) 639
Household water sources by race, 2011 (proportions) 639
Household access to potable water, 1993/94–2010/11 640
Households without water in the dwelling or on site  
 by race and distance travelled to nearest water  
 source, 2011 (actual numbers) 640
Households without water in the dwelling or on site  
 by race and distance travelled to nearest water  
 source, 2011 (proportions) 640
Provincial data 641
Access to piped water by province, 1996 and 2011  
 (actual numbers) 641
Access to piped water by province, 1996 and 2011  
 (proportions) 641
Selected water indicators by province, 2011 (proportions) 642
Water interruptions 642
Households that experienced water interruptions  
 by province, 2011 642
Water quality 643
Blue and green drop certification programmes 643
National municipal blue drop performance, 2009–2012 643
Best blue drop performers in each province, 2012 643
Sanitation 644
National data 644
 Household sanitation facility by race, 2011  
 (actual numbers) 644
 Household sanitation facility by race, 2011 (proportions) 644
Households with access to sanitation and using bucket  
 system, 1993/94–2010/11 645
Provincial data 645
Selected sanitation indicators by province, 2011  
 (actual numbers) 645
Selected sanitation indicators by province, 2011  
 (proportions) 646
Waste water quality 646
National municipal green drop performance, 2009 and 2011 646
Provincial green drop performance, 2011 647
Provincial green drop scores, 2011 647
DOMESTIC ENERGY 648
Sources of energy 648
Household sources of energy by race, 2011  
 (actual numbers) 648
Household sources of energy by race, 2011 (proportions) 649
Electrification 650
Households without electricity and households added  
 to the national grid, 1994/95–2010/11 650
Households with and without electricity by province,  
 2002 and 2011 650
Households without electricity by province,  
 2002 and 2011 651
Electricity for lighting, cooking, and heating by  
 province, 2011 651
REFUSE DISPOSAL 652
Household refuse disposal by race, 2011 (actual numbers) 652
Household refuse disposal by race, 2011 (proportions) 652
Households whose refuse is removed by municipalities  
 by province, 2002 and 2011 653
Households whose refuse is removed by municipalities  
 by province, 2011 653
BACKLOGS AND BASIC SERVICES 654
Backlogs by province, 2011 654
Provincial breakdown of consumer units receiving free  
 basic services from municipalities, June 2011 654
Indigent households and free basic services  
 by province, 2011 655
MUNICIPAL LIVING CONDITIONS 656
Living conditions indicators by province and  
 municipality, 2012 656
FINANCIAL SERVICES 658
Banking 658
Banking status of adults, 2007–2011 (actual numbers) 658
Banking status of adults, 2007–2011 (proportions) 658
Proportion of each race with bank accounts, 2007–2010 658
Number of Mzansi accounts opened, 2005–2010 659
Banking status of adults by income category, 2010 659
Stokvels 660
Value of annual contributions by type of stokvel, 2011 660
Stokvels by type and province, 2011 660
Insurance 661
Short-term insurance products held, 2007–2011 661
Long-term insurance products held, 2007–2011 661
COMMUNICATIONS 661
All 661
Source of national and international news for adults  
 by media type, 2001–08 661
Broadcasting 662
Adults with access to  television sets and radios, 2005–11 662
Top ten commercial radio stations by listenership, 2010 662
The Press 662
Print media publications, 1991–2011 662
Circulation of daily newspapers, 2011 663
Postal services 663
Access to postal services, by province, 2012 663
Telecommunications 664
Telephones 664
Households with landline access by race,  
 2011 (actual numbers) 664
Households with landline access by race,  
 2011 (proportions) 664
Households with cellular phone access by race,  
 2011 (actual numbers) 664
Households with cellular phone access by race,  
 2011 (proportions) 664
Household access to all telephones by race,  
 2007 and 2011 (proportions) 665
Household access to all telephones by province, 2011 665
Households with landline access and cellphone access  
 by province, 2011 666
Fixed line telephones and cellular phone subscriptions,  
 2000-10 666
Access to fixed line and cellular telephones,  
 selected countries, 2010 667
Access to fixed line and cellular telephones,  
 emerging markets, 2010 668
Access to fixed line and cellular telephones,  
 selected African countries, 2010 669
The Internet 670
Internet access by race, 2011 670
Internet users, 2000–2010 670
Internet access by province, 2011 671
Internet users per 100 people, 2010 672
Communications by municipality 673
Access to communication services by municipality, 2011 673
Transportation 677
Public and private transport 677
Commuters by mode of transport, 2003-10 677
Vehicle statistics 677
Registered vehicles by province, 2003/04 and 2010/11 677
Motorised vehicles registered by year-end, December  
 1999–March 2011 678
LIVING STANDARDS MEASURES 678

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