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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Life expectancy by gender 1992 - 2006

Year

Category

Life expectancy - years

1992

General

63

Female

67

Male

59

1994

General

62

Female

66

Male

58

2005

General

51

Female

53

Male

49

2006

General

51

Female

53

Male

49

Source: Nathan Nicolay from the Actuarial Society of South Africa AIDS and Demographic Model 2003

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