This according to a report by Statistics South Africa on mortality and causes of death for 2016.
"In a time when good news seems hard to come by, the latest gross domestic product (GDP) results provide some cautious cheer."
South Africa’s economy has suffered significantly, with the unemployment rate showing a constant upward trend.
BEE is meant to redress social inequality caused by apartheid, not perpetuate it.
The latest data plus a competition commission investigation could mean cheaper food.
Despite long periods of positive economic growth, unemployment remains one of the key challenges faced by South Africa.
Formal sector employment has dropped 0,5 percent in the first quarter of the year, according to StatsSA report.
Breastfeeding is associated with higher intelligence scores, improved academic performance and long-term earnings.