South Africa

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General

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Population - 2017
56.7M
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Source: World Bank
Year Value
2017 56,717,156
2016 56,015,473
2015 55,291,225
2014 53,969,054
2013 53,416,609
2012 52,837,274
2011 52,237,272
2010 51,621,594
2009 50,992,034
2008 50,348,811
2007 49,693,580
2006 49,027,805
2005 48,352,951
2004 47,667,150
2003 46,971,250
2002 46,272,223
2001 45,579,161
2000 44,896,856
% of Population Living Below Poverty Line - 2014
55.5
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Year Value
2014 55.500
2010 53.200
2008 62.100
2005 66.600
% of Population living in Urban Environment - 2015
65
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Water

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
8.34M
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2015 8,338,522
2014 8,503,597
2013 8,664,036
2012 8,819,837
2011 8,972,361
2010 9,120,550
2009 9,264,564
2008 9,403,907
2007 9,539,141
2006 9,669,441
2005 9,794,985
2004 9,915,088
2003 10,029,998
2002 10,140,316
2001 10,244,065
2000 10,335,256
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
84.7
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2015 84.697
2014 84.244
2013 83.780
2012 83.308
2011 82.824
2010 82.332
2009 81.831
2008 81.322
2007 80.804
2006 80.278
2005 79.743
2004 79.199
2003 78.647
2002 78.086
2001 77.525
2000 76.980
% of Population using 'limited' water source - 2015
10.3
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Limited’ water source refers to drinking water from an improved source for which collection time exceeds 30 minutes for a round trip including queuing.
Year Value
2015 10.275
2014 10.279
2013 10.282
2012 10.284
2011 10.285
2010 10.283
2009 10.278
2008 10.271
2007 10.262
2006 10.250
2005 10.236
2004 10.219
2003 10.199
2002 10.177
2001 10.148
2000 10.108
% of Population using an 'unimproved' water source - 2015
2.00
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Unimproved’ water source refers to drinking water from an unprotected dug well or unprotected spring.
Year Value
2015 2
2014 2
2013 2
2012 2
2011 3
2010 3
2009 3
2008 3
2007 3
2006 3
2005 4
2004 4
2003 4
2002 4
2001 4
2000 4
% of Population using surface water - 2015
3.00
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Surface water’ refers to drinking water directly from a river, dam, lake, pond, stream, canal or irrigation canal.
Year Value
2015 3
2014 3
2013 4
2012 4
2011 4
2010 5
2009 5
2008 5
2007 6
2006 6
2005 6
2004 7
2003 7
2002 8
2001 8
2000 8
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
63.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2015 63
2014 62
2013 61
2012 60
2011 60
2010 59
2009 58
2008 57
2007 57
2006 56
2005 55
2004 55
2003 54
2002 53
2001 52
2000 52
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
97.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2015 97
2014 97
2013 97
2012 97
2011 97
2010 97
2009 97
2008 96
2007 96
2006 96
2005 96
2004 96
2003 96
2002 96
2001 96
2000 96

Sanitation

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
14.6M
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2015 14,642,213
2014 14,944,579
2013 15,236,749
2012 15,519,040
2011 15,792,783
2010 16,058,388
2009 16,315,878
2008 16,564,670
2007 16,804,978
2006 17,036,429
2005 17,259,089
2004 17,471,763
2003 17,674,408
2002 17,868,857
2001 18,056,197
2000 18,233,951
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
73.1
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2015 73.129
2014 72.309
2013 71.476
2012 70.629
2011 69.767
2010 68.892
2009 68.003
2008 67.100
2007 66.183
2006 65.251
2005 64.306
2004 63.346
2003 62.372
2002 61.383
2001 60.385
2000 59.387
% of Population using 'limited' sanitation service - 2015
16.5
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Limited’ sanitation facilities refers to improved facilities shared between two or more households.
Year Value
2015 16.472
2014 16.282
2013 16.090
2012 15.895
2011 15.699
2010 15.500
2009 15.300
2008 15.098
2007 14.894
2006 14.688
2005 14.481
2004 14.271
2003 14.060
2002 13.847
2001 13.635
2000 13.427
% of Population using an 'unimproved' sanitation service - 2015
8.1
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Unimproved’ sanitation facilities refers to the use of pit latrines without a slab or platform, hanging latrines or bucket latrines.
Year Value
2015 8.147
2014 8.561
2013 8.978
2012 9.397
2011 9.819
2010 10.244
2009 10.671
2008 11.100
2007 11.532
2006 11.966
2005 12.402
2004 12.840
2003 13.281
2002 13.724
2001 14.166
2000 14.602
% of Population who defecate in the open - 2015
2.25
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Open Defecation’ refers to the disposal of human faeces in fields, forests, bushes, open bodies of water, beaches or other open spaces, or with solid waste.
Year Value
2015 2.252
2014 2.848
2013 3.457
2012 4.079
2011 4.715
2010 5.364
2009 6.026
2008 6.702
2007 7.391
2006 8.095
2005 8.811
2004 9.542
2003 10.287
2002 11.046
2001 11.814
2000 12.584
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
69.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2015 69
2014 67
2013 65
2012 64
2011 62
2010 61
2009 59
2008 57
2007 56
2006 54
2005 53
2004 51
2003 49
2002 48
2001 46
2000 45
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
76.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2015 76
2014 75
2013 75
2012 75
2011 74
2010 74
2009 74
2008 73
2007 73
2006 73
2005 72
2004 72
2003 72
2002 71
2001 71
2000 71

WASH Finance

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Planned Government Spending in WASH as a % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - 2012
0.68
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Year Value
2012 0.680
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received ($USD in Millions) - 2016
1.31K
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Source: OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2016 1,306
2015 1,545
2014 1,216
2013 1,339
2012 1,201
2011 1,358
2010 1,077
2009 1,100
2008 1,076
2007 938
2006 922
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation ($USD in Millions) - 2016
26
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Source: WASHwatch calculations based on data from OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2016 26.383
2015 0.777
2014 1.229
2013 1.586
2012 2.788
2011 117
2010 41.351
2009 31.852
2008 5.452
2007 6.978
2006 86.742
% of the Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation - 2016
0.02
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Source: WASHwatch calculations based on data from OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2016 0.020
2015 0.001
2014 0.001
2013 0.001
2012 0.002
2011 0.086
2010 0.038
2009 0.029
2008 0.005
2007 0.007
2006 9.410

WASH in Schools

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% of schools with access to ‘basic water service’ - 2016
78.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic water service refers to water that is on site, an improved source and available.
Year Value
2016 78
% of schools with access to a ‘limited water service’ - 2016
21.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: A limited water service refers to a water service from an improved source that is not available all the time.
Year Value
2016 21
% of schools with no access to a water service - 2016
1.00
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% of schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’ - 2016
83.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: A limited sanitation service refers to a sanitation service that is an improved service but is not usable or segregated by gender.
Year Value
2016 83
% of schools with no access to a sanitation service - 2016
17.0
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Health

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Life Expectancy at Birth (Years) - 2016
62.8
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Year Value
2016 62.774
2015 61.981
2014 60.993
2013 59.830
2012 58.545
2011 57.201
2010 55.888
2009 54.701
2008 53.720
2007 53.010
2006 52.614
2005 52.567
2004 52.878
2003 53.481
2002 54.299
2001 55.273
2000 56.341
Under 5 Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) - 2015
40.5
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Year Value
2015 40.500
2014 41.400
2013 43.400
2012 47.700
2011 49.800
2010 53.800
2009 63.500
2008 68.400
2007 71.300
2006 73.100
2005 75.200
2004 76.800
2003 78.100
2002 78.100
2001 77.100
2000 75.300
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases among children aged under 5 years - 2015
3.03K
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Source: The Lancet
Year Value
2015 3,026
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor WASH among children aged under 5 years - 2015
1.75K
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Source: WASHwatch Calculations based on data from The Lancet Read our blog on WASH related Diarrheal Disease to learn more.
Year Value
2015 1,755
% of Stunting in Children Under 5 - 2008
24.0
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Year Value
2008 24
Cholera Cases Reported - 2013
0.0K
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Year Value
2013 1
2009 10,520
2008 3,907
2006 0
2005 3,503
2004 2,767
2003 3,901
2002 10,004
2001 106,159
2000 19,667
1999 68
1998 20
1994 4
1993 78
1992 11
1991 10

Education

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Adult Literacy Rate (% of population over 15) - 2015
94.6
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Year Value
2015 94.600
2014 94.100
2012 93.700
2011 93.100
2010 92.900
2009 92.900

Infrastructures

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Total cost to extend basic water services to each unserved person per year in 1,000 USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
105K
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Year Value
2015 104,972
Total cost to extend adequate sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
370K
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Year Value
2015 370,187
Total cost to extend hygiene services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
39.8K
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Year Value
2015 39,832
Total cost to extend safely managed water services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
1.58M
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Year Value
2015 1,579,190
Total cost to extend safely managed sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
971M
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Year Value
2015 970,790,000

WASH ODA Donors

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$ 25,873,645
$ 25,873,645
$ 336,209
$ 336,209
$ 112,283
$ 112,283
$ 49,781
$ 49,781