Category Archives: Causes of Death

Stats SA to release Mortality and causes of death report

MEDIA INVITE                                                                               22 March 2018 Stats SA to release Mortality and causes of death report The Statistician-General of South Africa, Risenga Maluleke, will release the Mortality and causes of death in South Africa, 2016 report at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 in Pretoria. The Mortality and causes of death   read more »


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

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Poverty Trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 & 2015

  Media Release                                                                                                        22 August 2017 Poverty Trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 & 2015 The proportion of the population living in poverty declined from 66,6% (31,6 million persons) in 2006 to 53,2% (27,3 million) in 2011, but increased to   read more »


Media release: Mortality and causes of death, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                           28 February 2017 Non-communicable diseases remain unabated – older ages 65 and above driving the burden of disease A total of 460 236 deaths were recorded in South Africa in 2015, indicating a decline of 3,0% in deaths processed between 2015 and 2014 (474 659), this is according to the Mortality and causes   read more »


Media advisory: Mortality and causes of death in South Africa

Media advisory                                                                                              24 February 2017 Statistician-General to release report on Mortality and causes of death in South Africa The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will publish the Mortality and causes of death in South Africa, 2015 statistical release at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 at Stats   read more »


Vulnerable Groups Series I:  The Social Profile of Youth, 2009–2014

Vulnerable Groups Series I: The Social Profile of Youth, 2009–2014

Media Release 18 April 2016 Vulnerable Groups Series I: The Social Profile of Youth, 2009–2014   According to the Vulnerable Groups Series I: the social profile of youth, 2009-2014 the number of young people living below the poverty line decreased across all provinces; with Free State, Limpopo, and Northern Cape leading the pack with declines   read more »


Calling a spade a spade: deaths due to HIV moves into top 5

The 2013 Mortality and Causes of Death release shows that HIV disease has moved from being ranked sixth in 2012 to being ranked third in 2013. Of the 458 933 deaths registered at the Department of Home Affairs in 2013 and processed by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), 5,1% were due to HIV disease, an increase   read more »


Fewer deaths recorded in 2012

Fewer deaths recorded in 2012

The overall number of deaths in South Africa continues to decline. This was one of the findings from the Mortality and causes of death in South Africa, 2012: Findings from death notification report, which was released by Statistics South Africa on Thursday. Just over 480 thousand deaths were registered in South Africa in 2012. This   read more »


A tale of two cities: Mortality and Causes of death in Cape Town and Tshwane

A tale of two cities: Mortality and Causes of death in Cape Town and Tshwane

In 2011, 26 466 deaths that took place in Cape Town were recorded, compared to 19 574 deaths that occurred in Tshwane. Both cities had a decrease in the number of deaths from those observed in 2010, with a higher decrease observed for Cape Town (5,6%) than for Tshwane (1,7%). Most deaths that occurred in Cape Town   read more »


What are South Africans dying of?

What are South Africans dying of?

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has released a report dealing with Mortality and Causes of Death in South Africa. The release is based on data obtained from deaths that occurred in 2010 and were registered at the Department of Home Affairs.             Starting in 2007, less people have been dying   read more »