South Africa

Population

57 M

Total population in the country

Sanitation

76 %

Population with access to safely managed and basic service sanitation

Drinking Water

93 %

Population with access to safely managed and basic service drinking water

Child Mortality

4

Diarrhea related under age 5 mortality rate number/1,000 live births

Sanitation Results

415.80 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.