SABC News - SONA 2012 in numbers:Tuesday 14 February 2012

SONA 2012 in numbers

Tuesday 14 February 2012 14:14

Ronesh Dhawraj, SABC’s News Research department

President Jacob Zuma.

President Jacob Zuma. (SABC)

The SABC’s News Research department Ronesh Dhawraj gives us a break down of the 2012 State of the Nation Address in numbers:

365 000

Jobs created in 2011, best since 2008 recession


Applications received since the job fund was operational in June 2011 at a cost of R1 billion

R8.4 bln

 Seven projects with an investment value of 8,4 billion rand were approved in 2011

R1.5 billion

Amount approved for 60 companies to spur jobs

R300 bln

Amount for capital projects over next 7 years for rail and ports

82 mln

Planned projects include expansion of Iron Ore Export channel from 60 million tons per annum to 82 million tons

300 mln

Amount planned for two new universities in Northern Cape and Mpumalanga

R83 000

Subsidies of up to R83 000 available for bond-seekers earning between R3500 and R15 000 per month for housing finance from accredited banks


Two is the number of years South Africans will face stringent power use restrictions until two new power stations come into operation

220 000

A total of 220 000 solar geysers were installed to date nationwide

R248 mln

R248 million to be used for Acid Mine Drainage issue over next two years

705 000

Grade R enrollment for 2011 compared to 300 000 in 2003

8 million

Eight million learners in no-fee schools

8 million

Over eight million learners benefit from the school nutrition programme

14 000

Close to 14 000 learners placed in 'learning' jobs in 2011

11 000

11 000 artisans completed trade tests in 2011

R200 mln

Used to assist 25 000 students to pay student loans since 2011


Crime stats for number of reported serious crimes in 2010/ 2011 went down by 5%


2013 will mark the 100th anniversary of the seat of government, the Union Buildings


Share this page: Printer friendly version