People who refuse to take part said to be biggest obstacle to Census 2011

By Khanyisa Tabata
20 September 2011

Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel says the greatest obstacles to Census 2011 are people who refuse to take part in the once-in-a-decade event.

Manuel told Parliament today that 156-thousand volunteers have been recruited as enumerators, supervisors and coordinators for this year’s count.

He urged South Africans to open their doors and allow themselves to be counted. The census kicks off in just 20 days.

The last census was conducted in 2001, with an undercount of 17 percent.


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