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South Africa State of the Nation 2011

President Jacob Zuma

7.3-million tourists in 2010, 5-million HIV/Aids tests since April, 400 000 more people with running water, R9-billion for job creation, R20-billion in tax breaks to boost manufacturing … take a quick run-through of the figures contained in President Jacob Zuma’s 2011 State of the Nation address.

Take a quick run-through of the figures contained in President Jacob Zuma’s 2011 State of the Nation address.

* 21 years – since former President Nelson Mandela walked to freedom after 27 years as a political prisoner.
* 17 years – since South Africa’s transition to a non-racial, non-sexist, equal and democratic society.
* 400 000 – the number of additional people served with basic water supply in 2010.
* 81% – the proportion of the country electrified, compared to 63% in the year 2000.
* 8,6% – the decline in the murder rate over the past year.

* 15 million – the number of South Africans currently receiving social grants.
* R9 billion – Government’s fund to support job creation over the next three years.
* R10 billion – funds set aside by the Industrial Development Corporation for investment over the next five years in economic activities with high jobs potential.
* R20 billion – tax allowances or tax breaks to be put in place to promote investments, expansions and upgrades in the manufacturing sector.
* R550 million – funds set aside for upgrades and expansions.

* 30% – the mining industry’s contribution to the country’s total export revenue.
* 7,3 million – the number of tourists that arrived in South Africa last year.
* 95 – the number of meetings and conferences South Africa has secured between 2010 and 2016.
*  R2 billion – the contribution of the cultural industries sector to the country’s Gross Domestic Product
* R475 million – the contribution of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival to the Western Cape economy.

*  2 000 – the number of jobs created during the Cape Town International Jazz in 2010.
* R75 billion – Eskom’s investment in the new stations Medupi, Kusile and Ingula, as well as the return to service and transmission of other projects.
* 400 000 – the number of households that should have security of tenure by 2014.
* R2,6 billion – the amount that government will spend on water services this year.
* 4,5 million – the number of work opportunities that the Expanded Public Works Programme aims to create.

* 800 – the number of construction jobs created by the Bid for the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope
* 6 000 – the number of learners supported by Denel, Eskom, SAA and Transnet in technical and engineering-related scarce and critical skills.
* 105 – the number of nursing colleges that will be revitalised countrywide to train more nurses.
* 5 million – the number of HIV tests done since the launch of the testing campaign in April 2010.

* 700 000 – the number of first-time identity documents issued in Libode following the National Population Registration Campaign.
* R800 million – the funds allocated for immediate relief to assist communities affected by floods.
* 2 000 – the military personnel deployed by.the South African National Defence Force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Sudan and the Central African Republic.
* 2,5 trillion – the value of South Africa’s mining assets – in US dollars.

Source: www.gcis.gov.za