About this site

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Statistics

Vital indicators of the country's geo- and socio-politics

Unless otherwise indicated the term "South Africa" refers to the area within the 1910 Union of South Africa boundaries including the nominally independent homelands of Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Ciskei and Venda (TBVC). Many official and semi-official statistics omit the TBVC territories. The term "coloured" in the South Africa context refers to people of mixed race origin.

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. Return to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory site.