In South Africa there were 0.9 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants, much less than the average suicide in the world, of 9.56 self-harm per 100.000 people.
South Africa has a low suicide rate compared to other countries.
Of the 482 recorded suicide cases in 2015, 377 were men suicides and 105 were women. So that, the suicide rate among males were 1.4 per 100,000 men and for women 0.4 per 100,000 female.
Suicide is a very important cause of death in the world and also in South Africa. However, in South Africa in 2015 there were there were 18,673 homicides, many more than suicides. There were 38.7 homicides per suicide.