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Come rain or shine: ‘I will not rest until the count is done. Only then will I sleep’

Statistician-general says census has reached over 80% of SA households but Western Cape is lagging behind

Senior features writer

Census workers, sometimes braving overflowing rivers and violent protests, managed to reach more than 80% of 17.4-million targeted households, statistician-general Risenga Maluleke said as the national count ended on Thursday.

The big urban provinces, such as the Western Cape which had fewer than a third of households counted by March 20, are now the focus of the mop-up phase to reach more areas.

Statistician-generals all over the world can extend the deadline until sufficient numbers have been counted, Maluleke said...

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