Inside South Africa

In 1994, the African National Congress promised a non-racial democracy. While the country continues to be divided along the racial “fault” line, we understand this is a changing society. This in-depth understanding means that we are able to grasp, analyse and interpret the information required to determine and drive strategies. An important aspect of our business is the dissemination of information taken from official and non-official (but reliable sources) to create a greater understanding of the country. 

Living demography for over 20 years allowed us to look at the Census data from 1991, 1996 and 2001 to create a product that understands the complexity of South Africa’s settlement patterns. These patterns drive the infrastructure requirements and also the massive retail sector of the economy. This product is known as Census ². The information is re-classified into United Nations based geographic towns and cities; with an underlying understanding of the separatist policy that negates the functioning of a proper urban settlement. Currently, most councils cannot say exactly how many households live within their boundaries. Therefore our methodology in verifying the data combines the use of aerial photographs with in-field research. The rural to urban shift is explained by the inflow of people from the continent into South Africa. Similarly the emigration of skilled workers is also factored in.

DEMOGRAPHICS ECONOMY RETAIL IN SMALL TOWNS TRANSPORT AND PEOPLE TOURISM
MUNICIPAL ANALYSIS AIRPORT RESEARCH REGIONAL ANALYSIS HOUSING DELIVERY PERSPECTIVE Of SA