SA population to rise by 18.7 million by 2040

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Nation and provincial population
Nation and provincial population


South Africa’s population is estimated to be about 77.6 million in 2040 – a sizeable increase from 58.9 million this year.

This is according to a report on population and household projections that was released last month by the Bureau of Market Research (BMR) at Unisa, which has projected that the population of people 15 and older will increase from about 41.1 million to about 54.1 million by the middle of 2040.

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