While many people consider 25 December a day like any other, it is mostly celebrated as a day spent with loved ones and close friends. More than 50 parents (so far) welcomed their bundles of joy into the world today, a blessing by any measure.
Gauteng has welcomed 53 little ones into the world by lunchtime on 25 December. Officials from the Home Affairs Department was at the various hospitals across the province to register the babies.
Gauteng normally has the highest number of babies born on Christmas Day and this year was no exception.
eNCA reports that 18 babies were born at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto.
The mothers are happy to have delivered healthy babies on this festive day.
Gauteng Health MEC, Gwen Ramokgopa, visited Sebokeng Hospital to meet some of the newborns.
There are still some babies expected to show up, so the number of babies born on 25 December is technically "still counting".
Here's what some South Africans had to say about the little Christmas presents:
Mandla Mauku - Welcome young ones!....congrats to the mothers
Dikeledi Maphutha - Alright, congrats to the moms and dads. Can't wait to have mine.
Valerie Amera Tameemi - the day is not over:)
Thokozani Hlomuka - Happy birthday to all of them
Frankie Madlokovu - Happy born day to all little ones born today
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