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South Africa

South Africa Media Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Broadcast media the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) operates 4 TV stations, 3 are free-to-air and 1 is pay TV; e.tv, a private station, is accessible to more than half the population; multiple subscription TV services provide a mix of local and international channels; well developed mix of public and private radio stations at the national, regional, and local levels; the SABC radio network, state-owned and controlled but nominally independent, operates 18 stations, one for each of the 11 official languages, 4 community stations, and 3 commercial stations; more than 100 community-based stations extend coverage to rural areas 2007
Households with television 59.2% 2004 34th out of 37
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 21.63 2012 116th out of 188
Internet > Internet users per thousand people 411.77 2013 103th out of 205
Internet > Users per 1000 108.05 2005 81st out of 172
Internet users 4.42 million 2009 54th out of 206
News Agencies > List of news agencies

South African Press Association (SAPA)

2012
Personal computers > Per capita 84.58 per 1,000 people 2005 25th out of 58
Radio > List of radio stations

SABC - state broadcaster with 20 regional and national services in 11 languages, including: national English-language network SAfm; contemporary music station 5 FM; national Afrikaans station Radio Sonder Grense; national Zulu station Ukhozi FM; Sesotho station Lesedi FM

Channel Africa - SABC's pan-African external radio

YFM - popular Johannesburg commercial R&B, soul and hip-hop station


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2012
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 134.8 2012 41st out of 200
Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 961.41 per 1,000 people 2007 43th out of 162
Television > List of TV stations

SABC - state broadcaster, operates three national TV networks, two pay-TV channels

e.tv - free-to-air, commercial; also operates news network eNCA

M-Net - pay-TV, pan-African audience

2012
Television receivers > Per capita 127.06 per 1,000 people 1997 91st out of 178
Televisions 6 million 2003 29th out of 214
Televisions per 1000 130.11 2003 100th out of 191

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Development Indicators database; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users (Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012" , Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Internet World Stats, June 30, 2010; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; CIA World Factbook, December 2003. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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