Water and sanitation: in-depth analysis of the general household survey 2002–2015 and community survey 2016 data

Statistics South Africa released the Water and Sanitation: an in-depth analysis of the General Household Survey, 2005-2015 and Community Survey 2016 data report, according to the report, nationally, 92,5% of households had access to improved drinking water sources. Western Cape (99,4%), Free State (99,3%), Northern Cape (99,1%) and Gauteng (98,6%) reported almost universal access to improved drinking water sources. Although Eastern Cape had the lowest percentages of households (75,7%) with access to improved drinking water sources, the province reported the largest percentage points increase from 2002, when 60,9% of households reported accessing improved drinking water sources.