South Africans having fewer babies - StatsSA

South Africa has seen a decline in babies born. Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) has released a report showing that in 2013, 1.15 million babies were born, and the number declined in 2014 to 1.14 million.

Now, the latest statistics from 2015 show that only 1.08 million were born.

EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla said it is reported by Stats SA that more people are using contraceptives and condoms.

Bateman says the top names from 2015 were also announced.

The top name for boys in 2015 was Junior, followed by Blessing and Gift.

And for Girls the top names are Precious, Princess and Angel.

Listen to Barry Bateman to hear which months most South Africans give birth...

Read More
Stats SA: SA's economy is not growing

Stats SA: SA's economy is not growing

Stats SA released the latest GDP figures, which show the economy contracted by 1,3 percent this quarter.

Load shedding puts economy under pressure

Load shedding puts economy under pressure

Stats SA says unless consistent supply is guaranteed, the manufacturing sector will still be pressured.

ANALYSIS: Zuma wrong on household electricity

ANALYSIS: Zuma wrong on household electricity

Africa Check looks at the president’s claim that 34% of households had access to electricity in 1994.

Residents urged to be more welcoming to Stats SA fieldworkers

Residents urged to be more welcoming to Stats SA fieldworkers

Stats SA held a feedback briefing in Lonehill today during which issues including the safety of fieldworkers.

'Stats SA could assist IEC in obtaining voters' addresses'

'Stats SA could assist IEC in obtaining voters' addresses'

The Chief Justice says if Stats SA is willing to assist, it may happen in a shorter period of time.

‘SA crime stabilising, remains stubbornly high’

‘SA crime stabilising, remains stubbornly high’

Stats SA released the findings of a study on crime in SA, focusing on murder, sexual assault and assault.

Youth are the main perpetrators of crime, according to StatsSA analysis

Youth are the main perpetrators of crime, according to StatsSA analysis

StatsSA's Statistician-General, Pali Lehohla says inequality is the main driver for higher rates of crime in black communities.

Popular articles
Cape's blusterous winds too risky for the Mercedez Benz fashion week

Cape's blusterous winds too risky for the Mercedez Benz fashion week

Several shows of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017 had to be postponed due to the gusting winds.

Fake numbers, addresses for Chief Justice break-in suspects exposed

Fake numbers, addresses for Chief Justice break-in suspects exposed

Fifteen computers were stolen containing info about the Chief Justice, Judges and courts.

Naked Scientist reveals the real cure for a hangover (and its not hot wings!)

Naked Scientist reveals the real cure for a hangover (and its not hot wings!)

Dr Chris Smith gives insights on what peaks your interest.

10-year-old girl provides shoes and socks for those who don't have any

10-year-old girl provides shoes and socks for those who don't have any

Rubi Nates wants to help the less fortunate with shoes and socks in her drive and is encouraging others to do the same.

The rand is on a rampage

The rand is on a rampage

The rand is going from strength to strength. The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Treasury One’s Andre Cilliers.

[CARTOON] Poephol With a Taste For Strife

[CARTOON] Poephol With a Taste For Strife

EWN's Dr Jack & Curtis take a look at the Spur confrontation that has taken the country by a storm.

Spur tightens its belt as 'two for the price of one' Monday burger special ends

Spur tightens its belt as 'two for the price of one' Monday burger special ends

The CEO of Spur says food inflation has played a big role in making this difficult decision.