In response to queries regarding the report of the South African Human Rights Commission on socio-economic rights, government wishes to draw attention to the following summary of progress in the implementation of its programmes:
Freedom has brought progress
The figures for the changing proportion of households having access to services are from Statistics South Africa (from the October Household Surveys for 1995 and 1998 and the Labour Force Survey for 2000).
The other figures, showing the output of government programmes, are based on annual reports of implementation from departments
|Proportion of households having access to clean water||78.5%||84.3%|
|People gaining access through the community programme 3,0m 5,4m 8,4m|
|Proportion of households using electricity for lighting||63.5%||71.7%|
|Electricity grid connections||2,3m||1,5m||3,8|
|Proportion of households using public health sector||67.8%||69.4%|
|Proportion of households in formal housing||65.8%||72.6%|
|Subsidised houses built or under construction||0,74m||0.72m||1,46m|
|Proportion of households with chemical or flush toilets||56.9%||58.3%|
|Households in transfers||30,061||94,749||124,810|
This information is available on Government Online.
Issued by: Government Communications (GCIS)