Divorce rates increase, fewer South Africans getting married

Divorce rates increase, fewer South Africans getting married

Fewer people in South Africa are getting married and the divorce rate has rocketed, according to Statistics South Africa. And if the recent celebrity divorces, including the Mpisane's, are anything to go by, the stats are 100% correct.

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The latest high profile divorce is the Mpisane's. Briefly.co.za reported that the Durban couple have decided to file for divorce.

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Court records confirmed S'bu and Shauwn decided to go their separate ways. Briefly.co.za gathered news of their alleged split first surfaced in September last year when City Press reported they were no longer sharing a home. Thus far, the reason for their divorce has not yet been revealed but their split followed massive financial woes.

Divorce rates increase, fewer South Africans getting married

Divorce rates increase, fewer South Africans getting married
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According to relationship expert Paula Quinsee, woman are now choosing to be financially stable before pursuing relationships. She says that a lot of couples are now preferring to live together instead of formally getting married.

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Statistics also show people are waiting longer before they walk down the aisle. An example of such a couple is Phat Joe and Palesa Morgan. The couple have been engaged for what feels like decades, but they have not rushed to tie the knot just yet.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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