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South Africa - Literacy rate, adult female (% of females ages 15 and above)

93.41 (% of females ages 15 and above) in 2015

Adult Literacy rate is the percentage of female 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 93.41 0.36 %
2014 93.07 0.53 %
2012 92.59 0.58 %
2011 92.05 0.36 %
2010 91.71 -0.06 %
2009 91.77 5.43 %
2007 87.04 7.56 %
1996 80.93 8.18 %
1980 74.81