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17 February 2013

The Aisle Less Travelled

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The number of registered marriages in South Africa is declining. While many put this down to changing attitudes, it may have something to do with economics as well.

In 2003, 195 000 marriages were registered in South Africa. By 2011 the number had fallen to just over 170 000, a drop of 12%. This may not sound like a lot, but over the same period, the population increased by 12%.

Source: City Press Voices

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)