The study showed that in 1996 the ratio of someone marrying outside their race was 3031. Black men are the most likely to marry outside their race while black women are least likely to enter into an interracial marriage. To this end, this working paper explores attitudes towards interracial marriages, using data from the south african reconciliation barometer (sarb) from 2003-2015. Overall, positive change (albeit incremental) in terms of approval of a close relative marrying a person from another race group has happened as can be seen in a decrease in disapproval, as well as the increase in neutral responses. 1996 census of south africa, we examine the relationship between social status and intergroup marriage, and discuss implications for children in multiracial families in south africa. More than three decades later, a study conducted by researchers at north-west university in mahikeng show that the odds of and individual marrying someone of the same race as themselves decreased from 3031 in 1996, to 951 in 2011 thus, an increase in interracial marriages in south africa. Now that the wall of apartheid is down and the barriers to interracial coupling have been removed the flood gates have been opened. Due to imports and exports of people between the eu, germany and south africa this transmission of people groups are putting white and black people in closer proximity and this proximity leads to interracial marriage. There are alot of indians married to whites , this actually started during the british rule of south africa, during the british rule alot of irish and indians got married ( my great grandfather was indian and my great grandmother was irish) then apartheid happened and whites could not marry non whites. The new south africa is starting to see alot of interracial marriages between blacks and whites. According to the bbc, south africas first interracial marriage (supposedly the first legal one, since there were cases of people being convicted for contravening the laws prior to the legalisation), was between a white woman named suzanne leclerc and a black man named protas madlala. 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. 18 of african-americans marry someone of a different ethnicity or race, according to the interracial relationship statistics. (pewsocialtrends) in comparison, the percentage of caucasian newlyweds entering interracial marriages increased from 4 to 11. What does interracial marriage mean? Before independence, interracial relationships in south africa were outlawed, and children were born from such unions were considered a crime. This was as per the prohibition of mixed marriages act (no 55 of 1949) which barred marriages and relationships between europeans and non-europeans.