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Democracy Week


Not too young to learn about Democracy.

Schools Democracy Week

The Department of Basic Education in partnership with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) launched the 2016 Schools Democracy Week Programme at Reoleboge Special School in Mogwase, Rustenburg North West.

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GHS Report 2014


General Household Survey 2014 released.

GHS Report 2014

The General Household Survey (GHS) is a sample survey conducted by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) in approximately 25 000 households. The household data is collected annually from January to December and the survey has been conducted since 2002 (Statistics South Africa, 2013).

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