This edited collection investigates what progress has been made in the field of social demography in South Africa since the democratic dispensation in the country. Contributors offer a compilation of in-depth analytical studies of substantive, technical and contemporary issues in the South African demographic landscape. Accessible and topical, it is a useful reference guide to those working in disciplines such as sociology, geography, statistics and economics, and to all those trying to understand the role of national statistical agency in national development planning in Africa.
Clifford O. Odimegwu is the head of Demography and Population Studies Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. John Kekovole is currently an Executive Manager in charge of Census Inputs and Outputs at Statistics South Africa.