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South Africa - Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)

112.30 (% of people ages 15 and above) in 2015

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. Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics..

Date Value Change, %
2015 112.30 0.24 %
2014 112.03 0.44 %
2012 111.54 0.67 %
2011 110.79 0.24 %
2010 110.52 -0.02 %
2009 110.54 4.71 %
2007 105.57 7.66 %
1996 98.06 8.14 %
1980 90.68

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