- 2 million – people out of work due to COVID-19.
- More than 300 – lives lost during the violence and looting witnessed in parts of the country in July 2021.
- 100 – days to finalise a comprehensive social compact to grow the economy, create jobs and combat hunger.
- Nearly 100 000 – recorded COVID-19 deaths in South Africa by 10 February 2022.
- R3.4 billion – money raised by the Solidarity Fund from more than 300 000 individuals and 3 000 companies and foundations.
- More than 300 000 – individuals who contributed money to the Solidarity Fund.
- More than 3 000 – companies and foundations which contributed money to the Solidarity Fund.
- More than 400 – individuals who volunteered their time and services in the fight against the pandemic.
- More than 100 – companies which volunteered their time and services in the fight against the pandemic.
- 30 million – doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered by 10 February 2022.
- Nearly 42% – fully vaccinated adults in South Africa, by 10 February 2022.
- 60% – fully vaccinated people over 50 in South Africa, by 10 February 2022.
- Around 80% – people employed in the private sector in South Africa.
- Around 4 000 – the shortfall of megawatts of electricity in South Africa.
- Over 500 – megawatts from the remaining projects in Bid Window 4 of the renewable energy programme, which are at advanced stages of construction.
- 2 600 – megawatts from Bid Window 5 of the renewable energy programme, for which the preferred bidders were announced in 2021.
- Up to 800 – megawatts from those risk mitigation power projects that are ready to proceed.
- 2 600 – megawatts from Bid Window 6 of the renewal energy programme, which will soon be opened.
- 3 000 – megawatts of gas power for which requests for proposals will be released later this year.
- 500 – megawatts of battery storage for which requests for proposals will be released later this year.
- Estimated 4 000 – megawatts from embedded generation projects in the mining sector.
- Approximately 1 400 – megawatts currently in the process of being secured by various municipalities.
- 10 – priority corridors whose passenger rail networks are being rehabilitated.
- 14 – countries in which the eVisa system has been launched, including China, India, Kenya and Nigeria.
- 80% – water-use licence applications to be processed within 90 days during the next financial year.
- 90 – number of days to process 80% of water-use licence applications during the next financial year.
- R100 billion – money from the fiscus allocated to the Infrastructure Fund over 10 years.
- Over 10 – number of years for the allocation of R100 billion from the fiscus to the Infrastructure Fund.
- Approximately R96 billion – investment value of the Infrastructure Fund’s projects in student accommodation, social housing, telecommunications, water and sanitation and transport.
- 21 billion – value of several catalytic projects expected to start construction this year.
- R2.6 billion – money contributed by government to the R21 billion allocated for several catalytic projects expected to start construction this year.
- R1.8 billion – an initial investment government will make in bulk infrastructure, which will unlock seven private sector projects to the value of R133 billion.
- R133 billion – value of seven private sector projects to be unlocked by an initial R1.8 billion investment government will make in bulk infrastructure.
- 95 – number of bridges to be delivered a year by the Welisizwe Rural Bridges Programme.
- 14 – number of current bridges delivered by the Welisizwe Rural Bridges Programme.
- 685 – kilometres of rural roads to be constructed or upgraded over the next three years.
- Around R270 billion – value of the green hydrogen pipeline being developed as part of the Green Hydrogen Strategy for the Northern Cape.
ECONOMY AND JOBS
- More than 80% – all Foschini Group merchandise that came from the East five years ago.
- R1.2 trillion – value of the target set by government nearly four years ago to mobilise new investment over five years.
- R776 billion – value of investment commitments reached by the time of the third South Africa Investment Conference in November 2020.
- 500 000 – new jobs to be created by the global business services sector over the next few years.
- More than 130 000 – new jobs that could potentially be created by the hemp and cannabis sector.
- R131 billion – value of the historic deal South Africa struck with the European Union, France, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States at the international climate conference in Glasgow in November 2021.
- Over 850 000 – opportunities supported by the first two phases of the Presidential Employment Stimulus programmes, which government launched in October 2020.
- More than 80% – young people who participated in the Presidential Employment Stimulus programmes.
- Over 60% – women who participated in the Presidential Employment Stimulus programmes.
- Over one million – direct beneficiaries of the Presidential Employment Stimulus programmes.
- Over half a million – young people appointed as education assistants.
- 10 000 – unemployed young people to be recruited by the Department of Home Affairs for the digitisation of paper records.
- 50 000 – work opportunities to be created by the Social Employment Fund in areas such as urban agriculture, early childhood development, public art and tackling gender-based violence.
- More than 2.3 million – young South Africans registered on the SAYouth.mobi platform for young work seekers to access opportunities and support.
- Over 600 000 – young South Africans registered on the SAYouth.mobi platform for young work seekers to access opportunities and support who have been placed into employment opportunities.
- 50 000 – young people to be recruited by a revitalised National Youth Service during the next year to contribute to their communities, develop their skills and grow their employability.
- 10 000 – unemployed Technical and Vocational Education and Training graduates to be placed in workplaces from April 2022 by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
- More than 18 million – people benefiting from the social protection system every month.
- More than 10 million – unemployed people supported by the Social Relief of Distress Grant since the onset of COVID-19.
- R350 – value of the Social Relief of Distress Grant.
HOUSING AND AGRICULTURE
- 14 000 – hectares of state land to be transferred to the Housing Development Agency by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure.
- Over 100 000 – farmers who have already received input vouchers through the Presidential Employment Stimulus and the Solidarity Fund to expand their production.
- R225 million – money provided through the Sugar Master Plan to over 12 000 small-scale sugar cane growers as part of a R1 billion commitment to support black farmers.
- Over 12 000 – small-scale sugar cane growers who received R225 million provided through the Sugar Master Plan as part of a R1 billion commitment to support black farmers.
- R1 billion – money committed to support black farmers.
- 250 000 – small-scale farmers targeted to receive input vouchers this year.
FIGHT AGAINST CRIME AND CORRUPTION
- 45 – Special Investigating Unit matters enrolled with the Special Tribunal.
- R2.1 billion – combined value of the 45 Special Investigating Unit matters enrolled with the Special Tribunal.
- 224 – government officials referred for disciplinary action by the Special Investigating Unit.
- 386 – cases referred for possible prosecution to the National Prosecuting Authority.
- 12 000 – new South African Police Service personnel to be recruited and trained.
- 210 000 – number of DNA exhibits by April 2021.
- Around 58 000 – number of DNA exhibits by 10 February 2022.
- More than 59 million – people registered in the Health Patient Registration System.
- More than 56 000 – additional health workers recruited by September 2021.
- More than 46 000 – community health workers integrated into the public health system by September 2021.
- 25 – years since the South African Revenue Service was established.
- R16 trillion – money collected by the South African Revenue Service since its establishment 25 years ago, for the country’s social and economic development.