49.99 million people in South Africa, Northern Cape has least

Cape Town, South Africa – The population of South Africa increased by more than half a million, 530 000 to be exacy. The amount of people now living in South Africa is 49.99 million according to Statistics South Africa’s Mid-year population estimates.

There are also more females in South Africa than males with females making 51% of the population.

There are 79 percent black people making 39.68 million and 4.58 million white people with 4.42 million coloured following.

Gauteng has the biggest population in South Africa standing at 11.19million followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 21.3 percent.

The Northern Cape has the least amount of people according to Stats SA.