Media release

Launch of the 2009 Development Indicators

23 September 2009

23 September 2009

Members of the media are invited to the launch of the third edition of the Development Indicators (2009) published by The Presidency. The Minister for Planning in the Presidency, Mr Trevor Manuel, and Mr Joel Netshitenzhe will present the indicators followed by a brief commentary from a panel of experts.

The indicators provide a framework to present aggregate data on progress in human development since 1994. South Africa is one of a few countries in the world that regularly publishes these indicators.

The details are as follows:

Date: 25 September 2009 (Friday)

Time: 10:00

Venue: Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Cape Town

NB: There will be a video link-up to Room 159, East Wing, Union Buildings, Pretoria

Copies of the 2009 Development Indicators will be available at the launch.


Colin Cruywagen
Cell: 082 377 9916


Pheliswa Sebati
Cell: 083 390 7784


Nthabiseng Rantau
Cell: 082 570 5503

Issued by: Government Communications (GCIS)

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