Zille satisfied with CT census stats

Zille received the Census 2011 stats for the WC and is satisfied with service delivery management.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Premier Helen Zille on Monday said despite the province's ever-growing population, she believes her administration still manages to keep up with basic service delivery.

Zille officially received the Census 2011 results for the Western Cape from Statistician General Pali Lehohla on Monday.

It shows 93 percent of households in the Peninsula have electricity.

However, one percent of the almost 6 million people who live in the province do not have access to running water.

The premier said all government policies are geared towards helping the poor.

"All of our policy has to look at building the bridge over absolute poverty, over the gap."

She added that provincial government is doing all it can with limited resources.

"I think having a population that increased from a base of 29 percent is an enormous job and despite that huge increase, we've manage to keep pace with service delivery," Zille said.