Western Cape

Basic Data

  • Capital: Cape Town, Population (2007): 5 303 475 Inhabitants
  • Official Languages: Afrikaans: 55,3%, isiXhosa: 23,7%, English: 19,3%
  • Area Total: 129 370.00 km², Percentage of total SA Area: 10.6%
  • GDPR in 2004: R 199 412 million, Percentage of total GDP in 2004: 14.4%
  • Radio: 81.9% (2007), TV: 81.4% (2007), Cellphones: 76.8% (2009), Telephone: 36% (2009), Computer: 24.5% (2007), Internet: 12.9% (2009)
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ICT in the Province

Personal ICT

Western Cape Personal ICT Statistics 2001 - 2009

All data was extraced from StatsOnline (http://statssa.gov.za/). the This figure combines the data from several survey, namely the Census 2001, the General Household Survey 2005 & 2009 and the Community Survey 2007. The methodology and questions are not completely standardized across those surveys. It is therefore questionable whether the data actually is compatible and can be combined as presented in the figure. In absence of better alternatives we assumed that it is fine to compare the data in order to get an impression of general tendencies.

The figure gives an impression about the availability of personal ICTs within the province. The Western Cape has the highest percentages in South Africa in all categories but in cellphones.

The Western Cape the highest density of landline connections and private internet connections. Unfortunatly statistics about internet access via third locations have not been comparable accross the surveys. It can be assumed that another 5 to 10% have a access through third places like libraries, school or internet cafés excluding place of work. At work  17.7% state to have access to the internet. Ownership of cellphones has increased to a very high extent, while demand to landline telephones has decreased. Statistical data indicates that more than 70 % of the inhabitants have a cellphone. The cellphone is therefore an important media in Western Cape, although the spread of cellphones is below average in South Africa.

Municipal Websites in the Province

The following list of municipal websites in the Western Cape was compiled by Douglas Cohen for a Report on E-Government in May 2010.