In 2017, population for South Africa was 56.7 million persons. Population of South Africa increased from 21.6 million persons in 1968 to 56.7 million persons in 2017 growing at an average annual rate of 1.99 %.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.