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South Africa

South Africa Culture Stats

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  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > All drinks: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually from legally and illegally produced alcohol, by the population above 14 years of age. The consumption of tourists is excluded for countries with more tourists per year than resident population.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Beer: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually in the form of beer, by the population above 14 years of age.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Homemade and illegal drinks: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually in the form of “unrecorded alcohol” by the population above 14 years of age. The consumption of tourists is excluded for countries with more tourists per year than resident population.
    “Unrecorded alcohol” is not taxed and is outside of governmental control. It includes alcohol that is homemade (legally or illegally), smuggled or obtained through cross-border shopping. Data is collected through investigations and expert judgment.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Legal sources: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually in the form of “recorded alcohol” by the population above 14 years of age. The consumption of tourists is excluded for countries with more tourists per year than resident population. “Recorded alcohol” is taxed and within governmental control. It excludes alcohol that is homemade (legally or illegally), smuggled or obtained through cross-border shopping.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Other alcoholic drinks: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually from beverages other than wine, beer and spirits, by the population above 14 years of age.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Spirits: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually in the form of spirits, by population above 14 years of age (excludes illegally produced spirits).
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Wine: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed in the form of wine by population above 14 years of age.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Legal drinking age: Legal drinking age of African countries.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Litres of pure alcohol drunk per year: Alcohol consumption among adults (over 15 years) (litres of pure alcohol per year).
  • Food and drink > Beer consumption: Total national beer consumption (litres).
  • Food and drink > Fast food > KFC > Owner or major operator: Owner/major operator.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet date: The date when the first McDonald's outlet opened in each country.
  • Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Notes:

    Facts and peculiarities about KFC outlets in each country.  

  • Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Year entered: Year in which the first KFC opened in each country. 
  • Gambling > Casino revenue: Amount of casino revenues from each country according to a 2014 PricewaterhouseCoopers report.
  • Gambling > Casino revenue per thousand people: Amount of casino revenues from each country according to a 2014 PricewaterhouseCoopers report. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Gambling > Casinos: Amount of casinos in each country.
  • Happy Planet Index: The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is calculated from three components: Perceived well-being, life expectancy and ecological footprint. A higher value indicates a happier population.
  • Hobbies > Homebrewing legality: States whether and under which conditions it is legal for individuals to brew beer in their private premises.
  • Pets > Animal cropping (legal status): The legal status of animal cropping by country. Cropping is the removal of part or all of the external, visible flap of the ear of an animal. It is most commonly performed on dogs.
  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Anti-discrimination laws: Anti-discrimination (sexual orientation).

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  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts: Same-sex sexual activity.

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  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex adoption: Same-sex adoption.

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  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex marriage: Same-sex marriage.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

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  • Sexuality > Male circumcision prevalence: Percentage of males who are circumcised.
  • Smoking > Cigarettes per adult per year: This list compares the average annual consumption of cigarettes per adult in countries around the world. Ten european countries top the list, all located at the East of the continent, with the exception of Greece. Developed asian countries like China, South Korea and Japan also register high cigarette consumption, while Africa hosts the countries with less consumption.
  • Smoking > Pack of 20 cigarettes price: This stat compares the price of a standard pack of 20 cigarrettes, expressed in euros. Prices were compiled from 2012 to 2014. The estimate cigarette consumption -measured in annual cigarettes per adult/year- in the country with the cheapest prices in this list (Indonesia) is roughly double of that in the country with the most expensive tobacco (Norway).
  • Smoking > Pack of 20 cigarettes price (USD): This stat compares the price of a standard pack of 20 cigarrettes, expressed in USD. The estimate cigarette consumption - measured in annual cigarettes per adult/year - in the country with the cheapest prices in this list (Indonesia) is roughly double of that in the country with the most expensive tobacco (Norway).
  • Tobacco > Purchase age: Purchase age.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Tobacco > Smoking age: Smoking age.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • World Heritage Sites: Cultural sites.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > All drinks 9.46 2005 56th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Beer 3.93 2005 34th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Homemade and illegal drinks 2.5 2005 36th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Legal sources 6.96 2005 57th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Other alcoholic drinks 0.75 2005 27th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Spirits 1.15 2005 93th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Wine 1.17 2005 51st out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Legal drinking age 18 2014 22nd out of 30
Food and drink > Alcohol > Litres of pure alcohol drunk per year 6.72 2003 52nd out of 178
Food and drink > Beer consumption 3.1 billion L 2014 11th out of 40
Food and drink > Fast food > KFC > Owner or major operator Yum Restaurants International (Pty) Ltd 2014
Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet date November 11, 1995 2012
Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Notes Divested its holdings from 1987 until 1994 to a holding company after U.S. Congress passed a law forbidding U.S. companies from owning South African assets. KFC sold its assets to Devco, an administrative entity, which managed the trademark. 2014
Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Year entered 1,971 2014 16th out of 16
Gambling > Casino revenue 1,601 2009 7th out of 9
Gambling > Casino revenue per thousand people 0.0325 2009 6th out of 9
Gambling > Casinos 4 2014 6th out of 8
Happy Planet Index 29.7 2009 118th out of 143
Hobbies > Homebrewing legality Legal for home brewed beers in unlimited quantities for personal use only, not for sale or barter, without any required permits or licenses. Registration as a "manufacturer not for commercial use" at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is required to produce wine at home. 2014
Pets > Animal cropping (legal status) Banned 2001
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Anti-discrimination laws Bans all discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, including hate speech 2014
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts Male legal since 1998 (retroactive to 1994) Female always legal UN decl. sign. 2014
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex adoption Legal since 2002 (joint and step-parent) 2014
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex marriage Legal since 2006 2014
Sexuality > Male circumcision prevalence 42% 2009 5th out of 7
Smoking > Cigarettes per adult per year 459 2014 100th out of 184
Smoking > Pack of 20 cigarettes price €2.33 2014 9th out of 10
Smoking > Pack of 20 cigarettes price (USD) 3.11 2014 9th out of 10
Tobacco > Purchase age 18 2014 21st out of 88
Tobacco > Smoking age 18 2014 29th out of 44
World Heritage Sites 4 2014 52nd out of 140

SOURCES: Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff.; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff.; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff. ; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation. p. 273 ff. ; http://www.icap.org/Table/MinimumAgeLimitsWorldwide; World Health Organization. Source tables; Per Capita Beer Consumption by Country in 2012, Kirin Holdings Company. Table 3.; Wikipedia: List of countries with KFC franchises (Africa); Wikipedia: List of countries with McDonald's restaurants (Countries and territories with a McDonald's outlet); Casino Revenues 2014, PricewaterCoopers; Casino Revenues 2014, PricewaterCoopers. 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: Casino (By region) ; http://www.happyplanetindex.org/data/; Wikipedia: Homebrewing (Legality); Wikipedia: Cropping (animal) (Status by country); Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Australasia); Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Central Asia); Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Central Europe); Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS Source tables; Wikipedia: List of countries by cigarette consumption per capita (List); Wikipedia: Cigarette (Prices); Wikipedia: Smoking age; Wikipedia: Table of World Heritage Sites by country (Table of World Heritage Sites)

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South Africa Culture Profiles (Subcategories)

Food and drink 14 Sexuality 5
Gambling 3 Smoking 3
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