More than 903 babies born on Christmas day

DECEMBER 28, 2015

More than 903 babies were born on Christmas Day this year, the highest number recorded in Gauteng. Two hundred and thirteen babies including 110 boys and 103 girls were born in the province.

In the Eastern Cape 217 babies were born, 116 girls and 101 boys. The district with the highest number of births was OR Tambo with 52 births

According to a eNCA report the Western Cape Government Health recorded 150 babies in the province by 10:00 on 26 December. In a statement released on Saturday, the department reportedly said the number included 76 boys and 74 girls.

In Limpopo 102 babies were born including 51 boys and 51 girls. The Vhembe district had the highest number of births with 57 and the Capricorn district following with 38. In North West, 96 babies were born including 44 boys and 42 girls.

This was followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 95 babies including 50 girls and 45 boys. KZN Health spokesperson Agiza Hlongwane said at least 17 of the mothers are under the age of 18, including  a 14 year-old, three 15 year-olds, one 16 year-old and twelve 17 year-olds.

In the Free State 30 babies were born including 19 boys and 11 girls

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