According to a report released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Marriages and Divorces, 2019, the median age of bridegrooms increased from 36 years in 2015 to 37 years in 2019. Similarly, the age of brides increased from 31 years to 33 years over the same period.
What is the normal age to get married in Africa?
Women continue to marry at the youngest ages in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, for women in these regions, age at marriage averages 21 and 22 years, respectively, while men on average marry at age 26 and 27, respectively.
Can you get married at 16 in South Africa?
Boys under 18 and girls under 15 must get the written consent of their parents to marry, in the same way as other minors. They also have to get the consent of the Minister of Home Affairs. You can also apply to the Minister to condone a marriage that has already taken place without the required consent.
What is the average age for a girl to get married?
The 2020 Average Age of Marriage In 2020, the average age of marriage for female participants was 31, while male respondents married at age 33. The average age of marriage in the US therefore falls at 32 years.