Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has called upon the people of the province to ensure they get counted in the 2022 Census after there has been a decrease in the number of counts recorded for the province.
Due to the low amount of counts collected, an extension of the deadline for the provincial process was announced. The Premier welcomed this extension by Statistics South Africa. The census in the Western Cape will now run until Saturday May 14.
“I appeal to residents to use this extension to get counted, whether by filling in the form online, or by being counted in person by a census counter.
“It’s simple – if we are not fully counted, we will not get our fair share of the country’s budget allocation to deliver critical services like schools, healthcare facilities and other public infrastructure,” he said in a statement issued on Thursday April 28.
Other than complying with the counting process by completing the Census questionnaire when visited at your home by a field worker, people can also be proactive and submit their details themselves on the Statistics SA website.
Those wishing to participate in the process on their own, can go to, https://getcounted.statssa.gov.za to complete the online questionnaire.
For any enquiries or assistance, call the Census call centre on 0800 110 248 or send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org