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South Africa - Adult literacy rate

94.60
(%)
in 2015

Adult literacy rate of South Africa increased from 88.72 % in 2007 to 94.6 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 1.09 %.

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Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.

Date Value Change, %
2015 94.60 0.49 %
2014 94.14 0.44 %
2012 93.73 0.67 %
2011 93.10 0.24 %
2010 92.88 -0.02 %
2009 92.89 4.71 %
2007 88.72 7.66 %
1996 82.40 8.14 %
1980 76.20