Population Growth

China’s population shrinks despite two-child policy: experts

For each elderly citizen, there are seven people who are working and contributing to the social welfare system

Turn Africa’s cities into vertical farms

Although the problems are enormous, cities can also offer unique opportunities to reduce poverty, deliver prosperity and economic development

Bigger farms needed to feed nine billion

That’s not the research findings the proponents of small-scale, organic agriculture want to hear

A quarter of the world will be African by 2050

Africa's population is on the rise — necessitating increased investment in the next generation's access to healthcare and right education.

Are there 70-million people in South Africa?

The last census estimated that there were 52-million people in SA. Recent reports cited claims by an academic that 20-million people weren't counted.

Not even WWIII could stop surge in population

Rather than limiting population, reducing the consumption of natural resources would have a better chance of achieving effective sustainability gains.

China’s ‘second-borns’ live in the shadows

Thirty years after it was introduced, the 'transitional policy' endures despite warnings of its punitive effects on China's development.

UN predicts Nigeria will outpopulate the US by 2050

Nigeria's population is expected to surpass that of the United States by 2050, according to new United Nations projections.

‘Green revolution’ needed to support African continent

A "green revolution" leading to much higher crop yields is needed to support the rapidly growing populations of African countries, a think-tank warns.

SA women having fewer babies

SA's population hit 50-million this year, but the country's population growth is considerably slower than that of Africa's 39 high-fertility countries

Lagos sits at the centre of Africa’s population boom

Nigeria is the continent's most populist country with around 160-million people, and the UN estimates it could grow to around 400-million by 2050.

SA’s population passes the 50-million mark

South Africa's population has passed 50 million, according to mid-year population estimates released by Stats SA on Wednesday.

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it