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South Africa

South Africa Media Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Active military personnel 62,082 2014 41st out of 147
Average cost of local call 0.07 2001 50th out of 104
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion > Theology 516 1995 15th out of 64
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
Cinema > Number of national feature films produced 22 2011 45th out of 82
Daily newspapers > Per 1,000 people 29.62 2004 57th out of 77
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people 825.13 per 1,000 people 2005 54th out of 140
Households with television 59.2% 2004 34th out of 37
Information and communication technology spending > Current US$ $27.02 billion 2009 18th out of 69
International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes 1.25 billion min. 2002 24th out of 120
Internet > Broadband subscribers per 1000 3.5 2005 73th out of 114
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 1.11 million 2012 54th out of 188
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 21.63 2012 116th out of 188
Internet > Hosts 1.3 million 2008 34th out of 226
Internet > Hosts per 1000 26.58 2008 65th out of 198
Internet > IP addresses per capita 417.67 2014 72nd out of 233
Internet > ISP 150 2001 4th out of 31
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 881.5 Mbps 2004 57th out of 129
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 19.01 Mbps per 1 million peop 2004 92nd out of 129
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 18.89 Mbps 2004 91st out of 127
Internet > Internet Service Providers 150 2003 10th out of 229
Internet > Internet penetration 41% 2013 107th out of 209
Internet > Internet users 20.01 million 2013 25th out of 209
Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 41 2012 102nd out of 201
Internet > Internet users per thousand people 411.77 2013 103th out of 205
Internet > Percent using internet 41% 2012 102nd out of 200
Internet > Users 5.1 million 2005 23th out of 184
Internet > Users > Per capita 108.77 per 1,000 people 2005 91st out of 183
Internet > Users per 1000 108.05 2005 81st out of 172
Internet users 4.42 million 2009 54th out of 206
Internet users > Per 100 people 8.58 2008 125th out of 186
Mobile phone subscribers 33.96 million 2005 17th out of 168
Mobile phone subscribers > Per capita 724.27 per 1,000 people 2005 48th out of 168
Mobile phone subscribers per 1000 719.51 2005 47th out of 167
News Agencies > List of news agencies

South African Press Association (SAPA)

2012
Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Number of titles 18 2004 50th out of 163
Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Total average circulation 1.41 million 2004 32nd out of 83
Newspapers > List of newspapers

The Star - Johannesburg-based daily, city's oldest newspaper

The Sowetan - Johannesburg-based tabloid

Beeld - largest Afrikaans daily


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2012
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily > Per capita 25.41 per 1,000 people 2000 50th out of 57
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily per 1000 25.41 2000 50th out of 57
Number of PCs per million 80.15 2004 73th out of 162
Personal computers 3.97 million 2005 10th out of 58
Personal computers > Per capita 84.58 per 1,000 people 2005 25th out of 58
Personal computers per 1000 84.03 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
Radio broadcast stations AM 14, FM 347 (plus 243 repeaters), shortwave 1 1998
Radio receivers 13.75 million 1997 26th out of 187
Radio receivers > Per capita 0.336 per capita 1997 84th out of 181
Radio receivers per 1000 335.97 1997 83th out of 179
Radios 17 million 2003 24th out of 221
Radios per 1000 368.63 2003 89th out of 196
Telecommunications > Telephone > Fixed telephone lines 4.03 million 2012 41st out of 211
Telecommunications > Telephone > Main fixed phone lines per 100 people 7.69 2012 133th out of 202
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile phones 59.47 million 2014 22nd out of 66
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions 68.39 million 2012 19th out of 199
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions 68.39 million 2012 19th out of 200
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 134.8 2012 41st out of 200
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000 1,336.1 2012 40th out of 200
Telecoms > Telephone lines 4.03 million 2012 41st out of 203
Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000 78.75 2012 132nd out of 203
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 0.79$ 2004 86th out of 111
Telephone mainlines per 1000 100.19 2005 87th out of 141
Telephone system > General assessment the system is the best developed and most modern in Africa 2013
Telephone system > International country code - 27; the SAT-3/WASC and SAFE fiber-optic submarine cable systems connect South Africa to Europe and Asia; the EASSy fiber-optic cable system connects with Europe and North America; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 2 Atlantic Ocean) 2012
Telephones > Main lines in use 4.13 million 2011 42nd out of 189
Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita 105.5 per 1,000 people 2007 80th out of 124
Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000 87.59 2009 123th out of 193
Telephones > Mobile cellular 64 million 2011 19th out of 192
Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 961.41 per 1,000 people 2007 43th out of 162
Telephones > Mobile cellular per 1000 941.52 2009 76th out of 187
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 broadcast stations 556 1997 3rd out of 89
Television broadcast stations > Per capita 13.59 per 1 million people 1997 14th out of 67
Television receivers 5.2 million 1997 29th out of 184
Television receivers > Per capita 127.06 per 1,000 people 1997 91st out of 178
Television receivers per 1000 127.06 1997 88th out of 176
Televisions 6 million 2003 29th out of 214
Televisions > Households with TV 6.03 million 2001 2nd out of 4
Televisions > Households with TV per thousand people 134.26 2001 2nd out of 4
Televisions per 1000 130.11 2003 100th out of 191

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of countries by number of military and paramilitary personnel (The list); Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; World Development Indicators database; World Information Technology and Services Alliance, Digital Planet: The Global Information Economy, and Global Insight, Inc.; World Development Indicators 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.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and 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.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; 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.; http://www.iana.org/numbers; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users ("Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012" , International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013); 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); International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.; 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.; International Telecommunications Union. Source tables; Internet World Stats, June 30, 2010; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics. 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.; ITU. 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.; 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.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; International Telecommunications Union; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of mobile phones in use; International Telecommunications Union. Source tables; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates. 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.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates. 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.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. 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.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. 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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