Category Archives: Marriage and Divorce

Families and parents are key to well-being of children

Families and parents are key to well-being of children

Did you know that in South Africa, about one-fifth (21,3%) of children aged 17 years and less, did not live with their parents? It may also surprise you to hear that this is against the international norm where the majority of children under 18 live with both their parents.1 However, in South Africa, children are   read more »


All the single ladies, put your hands up!

All the single ladies, put your hands up!

Single ladies, if you’re wondering why your man hasn’t proposed yet, perhaps he’s waiting to turn 37? According to a report released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Marriages and Divorces, 2019, the median age of bridegrooms increased from 36 years in 2015 to 37 years in 2019. Similarly, the age of brides increased from   read more »


Focus on Improving Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

Focus on Improving Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

The second African Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Day will be commemorated on the 10th of August 2019,  under the theme, “Birth Certificate for All: Fundamental for Protecting Human Rights and Promoting Inclusion.” The fourth Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration, held in 2017, declared 10 August to be African Civil Registration   read more »


Four out of ten marriages end in divorce before their 10th anniversary

Four out of ten marriages end in divorce before their 10th anniversary

The recent royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle cast the spotlight on fairy-tale weddings. Images of a young couple who are madly in love and vow to spend the rest of their lives together, filled with expectations of a perfect marriage, are what fairy-tale weddings are made of. The truth is that not   read more »


Marriages and divorces 2016 report

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                         30 May 2018 Marriages and divorces 2016 report The Marriages and Divorces report released by Statistics South Africa   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 »