Overcoming poverty and inequality in South Africa: an assessment of drivers, constraints and opportunities "is a product of the staff of The World Bank in close collaboration with the National Planning Commission Secretariat at the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Statistics South Africa. This report is an analysis of South Africa’s progress in reducing poverty and inequality since 1994, with 2006 to 2015 as a reference period. Its aim is to understand the dynamics of poverty and inequality in the country, to identify the drivers of progress for the purpose of further policy actions in this area."
Over the period 2010–2016, employment levels increased by 2,0 million from 13,8 million to 15,8 million. During the same period both unemployment rate (26,7%) and absorption rate (43,0%) increased by 1,8 percentage points and 1,2 percentage points respectively. Economic growth has declined from a high of 3,3% in 2011 to 0,3% in 2016."
The tourism sector directly employed 686 596 persons in 2016, an increase of 2,7% or 17 945 employees compared with 2015. The tourism share of total employment increased from 2015 (4,2%) to 2016 (4,4%). The year 2016 saw 15 121 328 non-resident visitors to South Africa compared with 13 951 901 nonresident visitors in 2015 and 14 529 542 non-resident visitors in 2014. Of the 15 121 328 non-resident visitors in 2016, 5 077 165 (or 33,6%) were same-day visitors and 10 044 163 (or 66,4%) were tourists."
The Mortality and causes of death in South Africa: findings from death notification, 2016 "statistical release forms part of a regular series of publications by Stats SA on mortality and causes of death. The information used is obtained continuously from the South African civil registration system. The aim of this publication is two-fold: To present statistics on registered deaths by selected socio-demographic and geographic characteristics for deaths that occurred in 2016; and to outline trends in mortality over a 20-year period (1997–2016); and To provide information on the causes of death for deaths that occurred in 2016, based mainly on the underlying cause of death."