This is due to the project's R20 billion cost and the notion that about 160 000 people will be employed as field workers to count the population.
The project is scheduled to begin from February 3 to 8, but the homeless will be counted on February 2nd.
The census, which is held every ten years, collects data from each South African household.
The data gathered provides an overview of the country's population and living conditions.
According to Mukwevho, citizens are expected to cooperate with field workers because the census is critical for the government in terms of equitable resource distribution.
Mukwevho warned that citizens who refuse to cooperate with the field workers could face jail time, and recalled having to file charges during the previous census.
“I remember we had to arrest someone in 2012 because they were refusing to answer census questions and when he arrived at the police station and he saw the reality of it, he now wanted to co-operate with the police," said Nthambeleni Mukwevho, the head of Stats SA in Limpopo.
Mukwevho also responded to a question about security measures for field workers, stating that they will be working closer to their homes.
Mukwevho added that partnerships with the SAPS were also formed, and they will keep the department informed of any hotspots.
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