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29 July 2019

South Africa’s population increases by 900 000

SA News

The South African population has risen to 58.8 million from 2018’s 57. 9 million, figures released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) Statistician General Risenga Maluleke have revealed.

The statistics are contained in the 2019 mid-year population estimates report released on Monday.

Of the 58.8 million, 51% are female while 49% are male.

Maluleke said births remained the main driver of population growth in South Africa. Population figures were also impacted by deaths and immigration.

The report reveals that by mid-2019, the country had recorded 1.2 million births, 200 000 net migration, while 500 000 deaths were recorded.

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