Number of Whites in Steady Decline

Shanti Aboobaker, IOL News, January 31, 2012

The number of white South Africans will decrease by eight percent by 2025, according to a report by the SA Institute of Race Relations.

And by 2015, coloured South Africans will be the next largest race group in the country after Africans.

By 2040, there will be 20 percent fewer white South Africans than in 2010.

“The decline in the white and Indian populations is attributed to a combination of low fertility rates and higher emigration rates. the white population group has emigrated on a larger scale than other race groups, although a slowdown is foreseen,” according to the report authored by Thuthukani Ndebele.

“The African and coloured population groups are predicted to increase at a slower rate, largely because of HIV-Aids and declining fertility rates.”

The report was based on findings of a 2008 Actuarial Society of South Africa project, among others.

It found that HIV-Aids had a major effect on the structure of the African component of the South African population.

The marked decrease of the African population in the 35-39 age group is explained by the high prevalence rate of HIV-Aids in this group.

A decrease is also apparent in the white population in the 24-35 age groups, attributed to the high rate of emigration of white people of working age.

The greater numbers of elderly white people was due to better access to private health care, less poverty, and a higher standard of living.

The coloured population, although relatively stable, had a higher mortality rate in the 15-24 age group.

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  • Anonymous

    Not a bad thing. They are simply moving to greener pastures.

  • Anonymous

    The population of Orania has boomed since 1994. Orania is the Afrikaaner homeland/village inside of South Africa. It started out with about 900 people. They now number about 25,000. They keep growing, as South African whites clamour to escape the horrors of multicultural South Africa. It is an amazing community, built on tradiational European, Christian values. They are a peaceful movement as well. They are respected by the SA government for now. At this time, Orania is the the only light in the horrifying darkness of South Africa. Check out their website and say hello. They  love to hear from supporters and friends. 

  • Anonymous

    Like in those strange religious cults? No thanks. Larger familes are the answer. Deviating from traditional Christianity is always a mistake. 

  • Anonymous

    I believe the white population in SA will drop to less than 1% by 2025. This article is purely liberal propaganda. It is written as a smokescreen, as if to tell us, “It’s not that bad”. South Africa’s only hope is Orania. 

  • Anonymous

    hi Laager, What are your thoughts on Orania?

  • I have heard that Orania prides itself as a rather environmentally friendly community.  Maybe that will be the firewall that prevents blacks from flooding in.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for your thoughtful answer. 

  • Anonymous

    “environmentally friendly” is not leftist hogwash. Recyclying and living off the land is responsible and intellgient behavior. Communist countries rape the land and spread pollution and filth. Capitalist countries establish national parks and protect virgin forests. How does recyclcing suddently turn someone into Barney Frank and Jane Fonda?