South Africa

population

54.5 M
Total population in the country

sanitation

73 %
Population with access to safely managed and basic service sanitation

drinking water

85 %
Population with access to safely managed and basic service drinking water
Diarrhea related under age 5 mortality rate number/1,000 live births
People Gaining Access to Improved Drinking Water due to USG Assistance (FY 2008 - 2016)*

Sanitation Results

415.8 K
People Gaining Access to Improved Sanitation due to USG Assistance (FY 2008 - 2016)*

Overview

Almost two decades after the end of apartheid, the South African Government continues to uphold the rights of its citizens and to invest heavily in the wellbeing of its people. The country plays a key economic and political role on the continent, but faces many challenges, including unemployment, HIV/AIDS, crime and corruption. USAID programs strengthen small- and medium-sized enterprises, create employment, improve learning and job skills, promote basic education, combat gender-based violence, and promote HIV/AIDS care, prevention and treatment.

Source: USAID Development Experience Clearing House (DEC) and specific water activity websites.  The funding level and start/end date shown here reflect the information available via the DEC or activity website at the time the activity was added to Globalwaters.org

*Includes access to both basic and safely managed services