The 2016 South African science, technology and innovation indicators "report is based on the analysis of NSI performance during the period between 1996 and 2016. Coincidentally, government is leading a process of reviewing the current 1996 White Paper on Science and Technology and developing the new White Paper on STI. Therefore, the 2016 STI indicators report can provide necessary input into the current policy development process. The 2016 STI indicators report identifies areas of progress but also points to the lack of progress in certain areas of the NSI."
The National norms and standards for the sorting, shredding, grinding, crushing, screening or baling of general waste have been published. "The purpose of these Norms and Standards is to provide a uniform national approach relating to the management of waste facilities that sort, shred, grin, crush, screen, chip or bale general waste."
According to the State of Tourism Report 2015/16, "Despite global economic and political constraints, international tourist arrivals and tourism receipts grew by 4.6% and 4.4% in 2015 compared to 2014 respectively. The weight of international tourist arrivals and receipts are carried by travellers from Europe, Asia and the Pacific and Americas."
The 2016/17 Victims of Crime Survey "data combined with the data from previous years show a general decline of crime both in terms of the proportion of households that were victimised and the proportion of individuals 16 years and older that were victimised. However, the rate of decline is very low. With South Africans experiencing lower levels of crime, it is expected that communities would feel safer. Instead, the survey reveals that declining crime trends were accompanied by deteriorating feelings of safety among households. According to the survey, the percentage of households who experienced at least one incident of crime decreased from 9% in 2015/16 to 7% in 2016/17, while feelings of safety when walking alone in their neighbourhood when it is dark decreased from 31% to 29% in the same period."