Category Archives: Causes of Death

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 »