30 countries where much (or most!) of the population lives in one city, like Israel, Japan, and Greece

2019-11-16 12:16

Using population estimates from the UN, we compared countries' populations to those of their largest cities.

Authorities in India are investigating a disturbing trend where mothers in 132 villages have given birth only to baby boys

2019-07-23 17:46

Out of 216 babies born within the last three months in 132 villages in Uttarkashi, not a single girl birth has been recorded.

Watch: Dead whales towed to remote private beaches to rot

Scientists say there's a spike in dead gray whales along the United States West Coast.

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The end of us: A Generation Z scenario

2018-08-06 11:25

Clem Sunter had a conversation with a member of Generation Z about how she sees the future and it was telling.

China is thinking about scrapping birth limits — but that probably won't have the impact it's hoping for

2018-05-23 17:57

As China to lift birth limits in efforts to shift its ageing workforce, analysts remain sceptical.

Polish government asks citizens to multiply like rabbits

2017-11-08 19:28

The health ministry of Poland, which has one of the lowest birth rates in Europe, has put out a short video praising rabbits for producing many offspring.

Migrants flock to Gauteng, Western Cape - Stats SA

2017-07-31 21:30

Gauteng and the Western Cape are expected to see the largest inflow of migrants for the years between 2016 and 2021, says Statistics SA.

SA population balloons to 55.91m

2016-08-25 15:45

South Africa’s population is estimated to be 55.91 million of which 51% are female, according to Statistics South Africa’s mid-year calculations.

CT city population up almost tenfold in 10 years

2016-04-13 06:35

The central city population in Cape Town has increased from 750 to almost 7 000 in just over 10 years and demand continues to outstrip supply, a report shows.

Natural resources, population worry accountants

2015-02-17 17:52

The deterioration in natural resources would have the most impact on business in 2024, according to a survey conducted by an accounting body.


SA's population grows, Gauteng set for highest inflow of migrants - StatsSA

2019-07-29 17:24

The country's population is estimated to have increased to 58.78 million with 15.2 million people living in Gauteng.

Africa's workforce set to overtake Asia by end of the 21st century

2019-07-20 15:54

Africa’s potential workforce will likely be larger than that of Asia by the end of the 21st century as both continents wrestle with different demographic and economic challenges.

'Set your ovaries free:' Tanzania leader seeks population growth

2019-07-11 08:24

President Magufuli, citing India and China, said having a big population helps build the country's economy.

A small Japanese city is facing a ninja shortage — even with salaries as high as R1.1 million

2018-07-17 22:02

Low unemployment and rigorous training requirements means ninjas to entertain tourists is in short supply in Iga.

11 dramatic ways the world has changed in the last 20 years alone

2018-03-30 09:54

Progress and innovation over the past 20 years alone have changed the world in countless ways, from technology, to politics, to global demographics.

Migration stats temper ‘white flight’

2017-09-10 06:00

A little-noticed revision of population estimates has dramatically lowered the previously estimated scale of the exodus of white people from South Africa in the first decade of democracy.

Larger, ageing population to put pressure on fiscus

2016-10-27 11:49

South Africa’s population is getting bigger and older and this is going to put pressure on the fiscus in future, said Treasury in its medium-term budget.

Ageing population could affect SA's credit rating - S&P

2016-07-07 20:09

An ageing population will place pressure on economic growth and public finances and can influence SA's credit rating, according to a report by ratings agency S&P.

Over 95 000 whites have left SA since 2011

2015-07-23 14:00

A total of 95 158 whites have left South Africa since 2011, according to a new Statistics SA report. In the same period, 1 067 937 Africans and 40 929 Asians migrated to the country.

Freedom House sees disturbing global decline in democracy

2015-01-28 14:54

Global freedom has suffered a disturbing decline with 60% of the world’s population, or 2.6 billion people, living in countries that are not completely free, according to a report.

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