Category Archives: Birth and Death

Investing in early childhood development is the future

Investing in early childhood development is the future

Investing in early childhood development is the future “If we are to break the cycle of poverty, we need to educate the children of the poor.” – President Cyril Ramaphosa, SoNA 2018 The first one thousand days in a child’s life could hold the key to unlocking his/her life-long potential. By the age of 5,   read more »


Recorded live births, 2016

  Media Release                                                                                                        28 September 2017   The Recorded live births, 2016 report released by Statistics South Africa today shows that a total of 969 415 births were registered in South Africa in 2016. This indicated a decline of 10,6% from the 1 084 511 birth registrations for 2015. Of the 969 415 births   read more »


50 Days Countdown to the International Population Conference 2017: IPC media accreditation form

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Media release: South Africa Demographic and Health Survey

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                             15 May 2017 South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016 Key Indicators Report                          The results of the South Africa Demographic and Health Survey, 2016 as presented in the Key Indicators Report released today show that the total fertility rate (TFR) for the 3 years preceding the survey was 2,6 children per woman. The   read more »


28th International Population Conference (IPC) 2017 to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa

28th International Population Conference (IPC) 2017 to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa

“Population is not simply a problem of numbers. The growth in Africa’s population in the last decade has not been accompanied by the necessary structural transformation nor has it translated into equitable human development and improved livelihoods,” Dr. Pali Lehohla, Statistician-General and President of the International Organising Committee.   For the first time in the   read more »


Media Release: Registration of live births improves…… but not every pregnancy results in a live birth and not every live birth survives

Media Release 27 October, 2016 Registration of live births improves…… but not every pregnancy results in a live birth and not every live birth survives Recorded live births, 2013-2015 report / Perinatal deaths, 2014 report The Recorded live births 2013−2015 and the Perinatal deaths 2014, reports released by Statistics South Africa indicate that of the   read more »


Media Invite: Recorded Live Births 2013-2015 report and Perinatal deaths 2014 report

Media Invite                                  24 October 2016   Statistician-General to release reports on Recorded live births, 2013-2015 and Perinatal deaths, 2014   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release reports on Recorded live births, 2013-2015 and Perinatal deaths, 2014 at a media briefing to be held on Thursday, 27 October 2016 in Pretoria. The   read more »


Mid-Year Estimates 2016

Mid-Year Estimates 2016

55,9 million people in South Africa:  Planning for a better tomorrow The population of South Africa is estimated to be 55, 9 million by end June 2016. Between 2002 and 2016 South Africa experienced a positive population growth year on year. Between 2002 and 2016, there was an overall increase in Life expectancy (55,2 to   read more »


Late registration of births decreases

Late registration of births decreases

In 1998, 78% of birth registrations were late (births not registered in the same year, e.g. a child born in 2010 is only registered in 2012). By 2012, late birth registrations had decreased to 21%. The Department of Home Affairs has made concerted efforts to ensure that registration of births is made as easy as   read more »