More TVs than fridges in SA homes
More South African households own televisions than they do refrigerators, according to 2011 Census
Of the 14.5 million homes around the country, almost 10.7 million have a TV, while 9.9 million have a fridge.
According to the document, more than 12.8 million households have a cellphone, 11.1 million have an electric or gas stove, and 8.6 million own a DVD player.
There are relatively few households that own a washing machine (4.6 million), and fewer still — 2.5 million — with a vacuum cleaner.
A total of 4.3 million households own a motor vehicle.
The census, a snapshot of the situation in the country at midnight on October 9 last year, found there were 3.7 million homes with satellite television, and 3.1 million which owned a computer.
A substantial 9.4 million households have no access to the internet — not at home, at work, via cellphone, or elsewhere.
“Altogether, 35.2% of households have access to internet, and 64.8% do not,” the document states.