President Cyril Ramaphosa accepted census 2022 results

Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke officially handed over the Census 2022 report to President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday, 10 October. The president accepted the announcement of the results of the latest population and housing count of the country at the Union Buildings.


According to the presidency, Census 2022 is the fourth population and housing count in post-apartheid South Africa.  The counting first began in 2018 but was disturbed by unforeseen circumstances, like Covid-19, the floods in some parts of the country, and provincial elections.

“Having decided in 2018 to develop multiple data-collection methods, including computer-assisted telephonic interviews and online self-enumeration options, Stats SA introduced complete digitization of the entire census process,” said the president.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that a census is one of the most complex exercises a nation can undertake as it involves years of preparation and planning.

Ramaphosa said that it is important that South Africans have confidence in the numbers presented. Adding that housing circumstances have improved, with almost 90% living in formal housing in the country.

In closing, the president said that Census 2022 would be a crucial tool in meeting the remaining challenges faced by the country.

COURTESY - StatsSA: The Census report handed over to SA Government

Done by: Esona Mfazwe


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