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Are there 70-million people in South Africa?

The last census estimated that there were 52-million people in SA. Recent reports cited claims by an academic that 20-million people weren't counted.

Census 2011 workers prepare to mop up

After counting 97% of all of South Africa's households, census agents are set to begin "mopping up" ahead of the number-crunching, says Stats SA.

Refusing census could lead to jail time

People who refuse to take part in the national census could be sent to prison or could face a fine of R10 000, says Stats SA.

Census official arrested in bribes-for-jobs racket

A census official was arrested for allegedly soliciting bribes from youths looking for work in Roodepoort, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

Census and sensibilities: ‘Let suspicion cease’

South Africans wary of letting census workers into their homes should relax, says Stats SA, as all field agents have all been thoroughly vetted.

Census benefits more than just government

The mass-scale logistics of a national census can overwhelm the outcome and the benefits derived from the statistical information gathered.

Talking census

The <i>M&G</i>, in association with Stats SA is hosting a series of Business Breakfasts ahead of the 2011 census.

Census 2011: Setting the record straight

This week, Statistics South Africa kicked off the countdown to Census 2011, which will take place on October 9 and 10 next year.

Census 2011: How it works

The census questionnaire for the 2011 South African census has already been drawn up and is currently being beta tested.

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