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ID
Indicator
Goal
 

1.1.1

This indicator provides the percentage of the total population and the proportion of the employed population living in households with per-capita consumption or income that is below the international poverty line of US$1,25 or US$1.9.

Goal 1

1.2.1

This indicator provides the proportion of the total population and the proportion of the employed population living in households with per-capita consumption or income that is below the national poverty line. The poverty line is drawn at a particular level of income or consumption. Households/individuals whose incomes fall below a given level of the poverty line or whose consumption level is valued at less than the value of the poverty line are classified as poor.

Goal 1

1.2.1A

This refers to the number of grants received by type. The grant types include the Child Support Grant, Foster Care Grant, Care Dependency Grant, Older Persons Grant, Disability Grant, War Veterans Grant and the Grant-in-Aid.

Goal 1

1.2.2

This indicator provides the proportion of households that are multi-dimensionally poor based on the South African Multidimensional Poverty Index (SAMPI). The SAMPI is based on four dimensions, namely health, education, living standards and economic activity. It is calculated based on the Alkire-Foster methodology used in the compilation of the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). A household is classified as SAMPI poor if it is deprived in a third or more of the indicators in the index. There are two key measures relating to the South African Multidimensional Poverty Index (SAMPI), namely the headcount and intensity measures.

Goal 1

1.3.1D

The indicator reflects the percentage of persons effectively covered by a social protection system. It also reflects the main components of social protection: child benefits, persons with disabilities and older persons.

Goal 1

1.4.1D

The proportion of the population living in households with access to improved (a) sanitation facilities, (b) electricity and (c) improved water facilities

Goal 1

1.5.1D

Death: The number of people who died during the disaster, or directly after, as a direct result of the hazardous event.

Goal 1

1.5.3D

National Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Strategy makes provision for provincial and local government strategies

Goal 1

1.A.2

Total government expenditure on essential services as a proportion of total government expenditure. Essential services are defined as services relating to education, health and social protection matters.

Goal 1

2.1.2D

The CCHIP index is based on 8 occurrence questions that represent a generally increasing level of severity of food insecurity (access) and that are related to whether household members are affected by food shortages, perceived food insufficiency or altered food intake due to constrained economic resources in the household. The CCHIP scores range from 0–8 and are interpreted as follows:  Scores of 5–8 affirmative responses: presence of food shortage in the household.  Scores of 1–4: members of the household are at risk of hunger. Score of 0: household is food secure. Moderate or severe household food insecurity: scores of 5–8 on the CCHIP index, meaning that members of the household experience food shortages.

Goal 2

2.2.1

Height-for-age is a measure of linear growth. A child who is below -2 Standard Deviations (SD) from the reference median for height-for-age is considered short for his or her age, or stunted, which is a condition reflecting the cumulative effect of chronic malnutrition.

Goal 2

2.2.2

Malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients. The term malnutrition covers 2 broad groups of conditions, namely overweight and undernutrition, which amongst others, includes wasting. Overweight – Weight-for-height describes current nutritional status. A child who is above +2 SD from the reference median for weight-for-height is considered overweight for his or her height; which is a sign of over-nutrition. Wasting – Weight-for-height describes current nutritional status. A child who is below -2 SD from the reference median for weight-for-height is considered too thin for his or her height, or wasted, which is a condition reflecting acute or recent nutritional deficits.

Goal 2

2.5.1

Number of plant and animal genetic resources for food and agriculture secured in either medium or long-term conservation facilities

Goal 2

2.5.2D

The primary objective of the National Livestock Improvement Scheme is to ensure biologically efficient and economically viable animal production and animal products that meet market demands by providing the Southern African livestock industry with professional and internationally recognised recording and genetic improvement services.

Goal 2

2.a.2

Official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan.

Goal 2

3.1.1

The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is defined as the number of maternal deaths during a given time period per 100 000 live births during the same time period. Maternal deaths: The annual number of female deaths from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management (excluding accidental or incidental causes) during pregnancy and childbirth or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, expressed per 100 000 live births, for a specified time period.

Goal 3

3.1.2

Percentage of live births attended by skilled health personnel during a specified time period.

Goal 3

3.1.2A

Mothers who received post-natal care within 6 days after delivery as a percentage of deliveries in health facilities.

Goal 3

3.2.1

Number of deaths under five years of age occurring in a given geographical area during a given year, per 1 000 live births.

Goal 3

3.2.2

Probability that a child born in a specific year or period will die during the first 28 completed days of life if subjected to age-specific mortality rates of that period, expressed per 1 000 live births.

Goal 3

3.2.2A1

Probability of a live birth dying before age one

Goal 3

3.2.2A2

Number of stillbirths per 1 000 total births (live and stillbirths). A stillborn in relation to a child, means that it has at least 26 weeks of intra-uterine existence but showed no sign of life after complete birth.

Goal 3

3.3.1

Number of new HIV infections per 1 000 uninfected population, by sex, age and key populations

Goal 3

3.3.1A1

Number of HIV infections per 1 000 person-years among the uninfected population.

Goal 3

3.3.1A2

The number and percentage of individuals exposed to antiretroviral therapy among individuals living with HIV.

Goal 3

3.3.2

Estimated number of new and relapse TB cases (all forms of TB, including cases in people living with HIV) arising in a given year, expressed as a rate per 100 000 population.

Goal 3

3.3.3

The rate of new malaria cases among the population expressed per 1 000 persons per year.

Goal 3

3.3.4D

This indicator provides the number of hepatitis B deaths per 100 000 population.

Goal 3

3.4.1

Unconditional probability of dying between the exact ages of 30 and 70 years from cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease, defined as the percentage of a 30 year old who would die before their 70th birthday from any cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease assuming that she/he would experience current mortality rates at every age she/he would not die from any other cause of death (e.g injuries or HIV/AIDS)

Goal 3

3.4.2

The number of deaths from suicide and intentional self-harm per 100 000 population.

Goal 3

3.5.2

Excessive use of alcohol to the point that it causes damage to health and often includes adverse social consequences.

Goal 3

3.6.1

Deaths due to road traffic injuries per 100 000 population.

Goal 3

3.7.1

The percentage of women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods of contraception.

Goal 3

3.7.1A

Women protected against pregnancy through partners using modern contraceptive methods, including sterilisations, as a proportion of the female population 15–49 years. Contraceptive years are the total of (Oral pill cycles / 13) + (Medroxyprogesterone injection / 4) + (Norethisterone enanthate injection / 6) + (IUCD x 4) + (Sub-dermal implant x3) + Male condoms distributed / 200) + (Female condoms distributed / 200) + (Male sterilisation x 20) + (Female sterilisation x 10). The population will be divided by 12 in the formula to make provision for annualisation.

Goal 3

3.7.2

Annual number of births to females aged 10–14 and 15–19 years per 1 000 females in that age group. It is also referred to as the age-specific fertility rate for female aged 10–14 and 15–19 years.

Goal 3

3.9.3

This indicator provides the number of unintentional poisoning deaths per 100 000 population.

Goal 3

3.a.1

Prevalence of current tobacco use among persons aged 15 years and older

Goal 3

3.a.1

Age standardized prevalence of current tobacco use among persons aged 15 years and older

Goal 3

3.b.1

Proportion of target population covered by all vaccines included in their national programme

Goal 3

3.b.3.D

Proportion of health facilities that have a core set of relevant essential medicines available and affordable on a sustainable basis

Goal 3

3.d.1

Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks

Goal 3

4.1.1

Percentage of children and young people in Grade 2 or 3 of primary education, at the end of primary education and the end of lower secondary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in (a) reading and (b) mathematics. The minimum proficiency level will be measured relative to new common reading and mathematics scales currently in development.

Goal 4

4.1.1A1

This indicator provides the completion rates for primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education.

Goal 4

4.1.1A2

Percentage of youth aged 15–24 (and 15–34) years who were not currently attending school or who dropped out of school without completing Grade 12.

Goal 4

4.2.2

Percentage of children attending Grade 1 in the current year, after attending Grade R/0 in the previous year.

Goal 4

4.2.2A

Number of children aged birth until the child years

Goal 4

4.3.1

Participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex

Goal 4

4.3.1

Participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex

Goal 4

4.4.1A

Number of graduates in public and private higher institutions

Goal 4

4.4.1D

Total number of youth (expressed in percentages) aged 15–34 years who acquired university qualifications by type of field of study.A similar definition applies to 35–64-year-olds.

Goal 4

4.5.1

Gender parity index (a) tertiary education (b) for enrolment in tertiary education by population group

Goal 4

4.5.1A

The indicator measures attendance rate of educational institutions amongst children age 7 - 18 with disabilities

Goal 4

4.6.1.Da

Percentage of population considered functionally literate

Goal 4

4.6.1.Db

Percentage of population considered functionally numerically literate

Goal 4

4.a.1

Proportion of schools with access to (a) electricity (b) the Internet for pedagogical purposes (c) computers for pedagogical purposes (d) adapted infrastructure and materials for students with disabilities (e) basic drinking water (f) single-sex basic sanitation facilities and (g) basic handwashing facilities (as per the WaSH indicator definitions)

Goal 4

5.2.1D

Percentage of ever-partnered women aged 18 years and older who have experienced physical or sexual violence by any partner in the previous 12 months

Goal 5

5.2.2A

Incidence of human trafficking for sexual purposes that is brought to the attention of the police

Goal 5

5.2.2D

Number of women and girls aged 15-18 who have accessed victim empowerment centres in the previous 12 months by age and place of occurrence

Goal 5

5.3.1

proportion of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union by age 18. It is calculated by dividing the number of women aged 20‐24 who were first married or in union by age 18 by the total number of women aged 20‐24 in the population.

Goal 5

5.3.1A

Percentage of early marriages experienced by girls before the age of 15 years

Goal 5

5.4.1D

Average number of minutes spent in a day on unpaid domestic and care work, by sex, age and location (for indiciduals 10 years and above)

Goal 5

5.5.1

Women’s proportional representation in two distinct areas  of government: 1) national parliaments and 2) local government.

Goal 5

5.5.2

This indicator refers to the proportion of females among the total number of persons employed in senior and middle management positions. Based on major group 1 in both ISCO-08 and ISCO-88 minus category 14 in ISCO-88 and category 13 in ISCO-08

Goal 5

5.6.1D

Proportion of women aged 18�49 years who make their own informed decisions regarding sexual relations, contraceptive use and reproductive health care

Goal 5

5.a.1

(a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land by sex, and (b) share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land by type of tenure

Goal 5

5.b.1

The proportion of individuals who own a mobile telephone, by sex is defined as the ‘proportion of individuals who own a mobile telephone, by sex’.

Goal 5

6.1.1

Population using an improved drinking water source (piped water into dwellings, yards or plots; public taps or standpipes; boreholes or tubewells; protected dug wells; or protected springs and rainwater) that is located on premises and available when needed and which is free from faecal and priority chemical contamination

Goal 6

6.2.1

Percentage of population using safely managed sanitation services including a hand-washing facility with soap and water

Goal 6

6.2.1A

The percentage of population using safely managed sanitation services, including a hand- washing facility with soap and water is currently being measured by the proportion of the population using an improved basic sanitation facility at the household level which is not shared with other households and where excreta is safely disposed in situ or treated off-site. ‘Improved’ source defined the same as used for MDG monitoring i.e. flush or pour flush toilets to sewer systems, septic tanks or pit latrines, ventilated improved pit latrines, pit latrines with a slab, and composting toilets.

Goal 6

6.3.1

Proportion water containing waste safely treated and lawfully discharged

Goal 6

6.3.2D

A measure of the quality of South Africa’s water resources expressed as the percentage of bodies of water that comply to a modified Level 1 set of water quality objectives from the Step_by_Step_Methodology_632_Revision_20180301. The specified variables are oxygen, salinity, nitrogen, phosphorus and pH. Oxygen measurements for South African river systems and most dams are very scarce, this indicator therefor excludes oxygen and adds a local indicator of acid mine drainage, i.e. the ionic ratio of sulphate to total ions. In the case of rivers, waterbodies are tertiary catchments. For dams, each dam is a waterbody. Good water quality status refers to bodies of water that comply to the South African uniform water quality objectives

Goal 6

6.4.1

Change in water-use efficiency over time

Goal 6

6.4.2

Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as proportion of available freshwater resources

Goal 6

6.5.1

The degree to which IWRM is implemented, assessed by the four key components of IWRM: enabling environ¬ment, institutions and participation, management instruments and financing. It takes into account the various users and uses of water, with the aim of promoting positive social, economic and environmental impacts at all levels, including the transboundary level, where appropriate. The survey instrument is a questionnaire with ques¬tions relating to each of the four components.

Goal 6

6.5.2

Percentage of transboundary basin area within a country that has an operational arrangement for water coo¬peration. This indicator is reported at the national level by adding up the areas of transboundary basins that are covered by an operational arrangement and dividing the result by the total area of all transboundary basins within the country. For the purpose of this indicator, “basin area” is defined for surface water as the extent of the catchment, and for groundwater as the extent of the aquifer. An “arrangement for water cooperation” is a bilateral or multilateral treaty, convention, agreement or other formal arrangement between riparian countries that provides a framework for cooperation on transboundary water management. The criteria for the arrangement to be considered “operational” are based on key aspects of substantive coo¬peration in water management: the existence of a joint body, regular, formal communication between riparian countries (at least once a year), joint or coordinated management plans or objectives and a regular exchange of data and information (at least once a year).

Goal 6

6.6.1D1

Percentage change in the surface area of wetlands (vegetated and unvegetated/arid), estuaries, reservoirs and lakes over time from a predefined baseline, expressed as a % of the total land area.

Goal 6

6.6.1D2

The total cumulative volume (discharge) of water moving downsream during a hydrological year compared to the naturalised flow set as a baseline. This indictiones the reduction from natural flows, obtained by removing man-made influences such as dams, irrigation schemes, abstractions for mines, industry and towns, return flows from treatment works

Goal 6

6.a.1

Amount of water and sanitation related official development assistance (ODA) that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan

Goal 6

7.1.1

Percentage of population with access to electricity.

Goal 7

7.1.2D

Percentage of the population that uses solar energy as their main source of energy.

Goal 7

7.2.1

The renewable energy share in total final consumption is the percentage of final consumption of energy that is derived from renewable resources.Renewable energy consumption is derived from national energy statistics and balances by the Department of Energy.

Goal 7

7.2.1A1

Annual renewable energy operating capacity that includes (1) small hydropower, (2) photovoltaic, (3) onshore wind, (4) concentrated solar, (5) biomass, and (6) landfill gas energy.

Goal 7

7.2.1A2

Data includes independent power producers (i.e. IPPs) in operation. Production data is subject to the Department's confidentiality protocol as a result of which data is omitted if made up of less than 3 producers, and a single producer must not make up more than 80% of the published value

Goal 7

7.3.1

Energy intensity is defined as the energy supplied to the economy per unit value of economic output.

Goal 7

8.10.1

(a) Number of commercial bank branches per 100 000 population adults and (b) Number of automated machines(ATMs) per 100 000 adults

Goal 8

8.1.1

Annual growth rate of real GDP per capita

Goal 8

8.2.1

Annual growth rate of real GDP per employed person

Goal 8

8.3.1

Share of informal employment in non-agriculture employment by sex

Goal 8

8.5.1D

Average monthly earnings of female and male employees, by occupation, age and persons with disabilities

Goal 8

8.5.2

Annual unemployment rate by sex

Goal 8

8.5.2A

Youth (aged 15-34 years) unemployment rate

Goal 8

8.5.2b

Annual unemployment rate by 5-year age groups

Goal 8

8.6.1

Percentage of youth aged 15-24 not in education, employment or training (NEET)

Goal 8

8.6.1A

Percentage of youth aged 15-34 not in education, employment or training

Goal 8

8.7.1D

Percentage of children aged 7-17 engaged in child labour, by sex and age

Goal 8

8.8.1

Frequency rates of fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries per million

Goal 8

8.9.1

Tourism direct GDP as a proportion of total GDP and in growth rate

Goal 8

9.1.2D

Passenger and freight volumes, by mode of transport

Goal 9

9.2.1

Manufacturing value added as a proportion of GDP and per capita

Goal 9

9.2.2

Manufacturing employment as proportion of total employment

Goal 9

9.5.1

Research and development expenditure as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Goal 9

9.5.1A

Business expenditure on R&D (GERD) as a percentage of gross expenditure on R&D (GERD)

Goal 9

9.5.2

Researchers (full-time equivalents) per million population

Goal 9

9.b.1

Proportion of medium and high-tech industry value added in total value added

Goal 9

9.c.1

Percentage of population covered by a mobile network such as 3G and LTE or 5G

Goal 9

10.1.1

This indicator provides the income growth rates of household income in the bottom two per-capita income quintiles (40%) in relation to the national income growth rates. The bottom 40% is determined by ranking the households according to their per capita income. The percentage increase in incomes of households at the bottom 40% and national percentage income increase between two data points are then presented as growth rates. Households with annual per capita consumption expenditure falling into quintiles 1 and 2 are grouped together to form the bottom 40%.

Goal 10

10.2.1

The proportion of people living below 50 percent of median income (or consumption) is the share (%) of a country’s population living on less than half of the consumption/income level of the median of the national income/consumption distribution.

Goal 10

10.4.1

The definition of the labour share is based on ILO (2014a) and augmented with social protection transfers including (but not only) employers’ social security contributions.

Goal 10

10.6.1D

Representation and participation of South Africa in international organisations, including international financial institutions

Goal 10

11.1.1A

Number of home loans granted by development finance institutions (DFIs) to households in the affordable housing market

Goal 11

11.1.1D1

Percentage of urban population living in informal dwellings

Goal 11

11.1.1D2

Percentage of urban residents having access to basic services within informal dwellings

Goal 11

11.3.1

Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate

Goal 11

11.6.1D

Percentage of municipal waste generated and recycled

Goal 11

11.6.2

Annual mean levels of fine particulate matter

Goal 11

11.b.2D

Number of national and local risk reduction strategies adopted by South Africa

Goal 11

12.2.2

Domestic material consumption, domestic material consumption per capita, and domestic material consumption per GDP

Goal 12

12.4.1D

Percentage of international multilateral environmental agreements on hazardous waste and other chemicals that South Africa has committed to

Goal 12

13.1.2D

Number of national and local disaster risk-reduction strategies adopted by South Africa

Goal 13

14.5.1A

South African Marine Protected Areas (MPA) as a percentage of the Exclusive Economic Zone

Goal 14

14.5.1D

Percentage of marine and coastal ecosystem types that are well represented in protected areas

Goal 14

14.a.1D

Marine sciences funding as a proportion of total government funding and GERD

Goal 14

15.1.1

Forest area as a proportion of the total land area (including forest,sanvanna and thicket biomes)

Goal 15

15.1.2D

Percentage of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems that are well represented in protected areas

Goal 15

15.2.1D

Percentage of forest within formally proclaimed protected areas

Goal 15

15.3.1

Proportion of land that is degraded over total land area

Goal 15

15.4.1D

Percentage of mountain ecosystem types that are well-represented in protected areas

Goal 15

15.5.1

Red List Index

Goal 15

16.10.2D

Number of constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information that South Africa has adopted and implemented

Goal 16

16.1.1D

Number of murders per 100 000 population

Goal 16

16.1.3(a)A1

Proportion of households that experience at least one case of home robbery

Goal 16

16.1.3(a)A2

Proportion of population aged 16 and above who experienced at least one case of robbery outside the home

Goal 16

16.1.3(a)D

Proportion of population aged 16 and above who experienced at least one incident of assault in the previous 12 months

Goal 16

16.1.3(c)A1

Incidence of rape brought to the attention of police per 100 000 population

Goal 16

16.1.3(c)A2

Incidence of sexual assault brought to the attention of police, per 100 000 population

Goal 16

16.1.4A

Percentage of household heads' perception of trends on crime

Goal 16

16.1.4D

Number of heads of households per 100 000 population who feel safe walking alone in the dark

Goal 16

16.2.1A

Percentage of school learners in grades 8-11 who had been threatened or injured by someone with a weapon on school property during the preceding 6 months

Goal 16

16.2.1A

Percentage of learners in grades 8–11 who had been threatened or injured by someone with a weapon on school property during the preceding six months

Goal 16

16.2.1D

Percentage of school attending children who experienced any physical punishment or aggression and/or psychological aggression at school in the past 3 months

Goal 16

16.2.1D

Proportion of children who experienced corporal punishment at school in the last twelve months

Goal 16

16.2.2D

Incidence of human trafficking for sexual purposes that is brought to the attention of the police

Goal 16

16.2.3D

Proportion of learners in grades 8-11 who self-reported to having ever been forced to have sex

Goal 16

16.3.1A

Proportion of households who indicated having been victims of crime in the past 12 months by sex of the household head

Goal 16

16.3.1D

Proportion of victims of assault (aged over 16 years) who indicated having reported their victimization to the police

Goal 16

16.3.1D

Proportion of the population 16 years and above who were victims of crime in the past 12 months

Goal 16

16.3.2

Unsentenced detainees as a percentage of overall prison population

Goal 16

16.3.2A

Proportion of unsentenced detainees remanded for longer than one year

Goal 16

16.4.2D

Number of stolen/lost and illegal firearms recovered and inventoried prior to return or destruction

Goal 16

16.5.1D

Proportion of population aged 16 and above who were asked for a bribe by a public official in the previous 12 months

Goal 16

16.5.1D

Proportion of population aged 16 and above who were asked for a bribe by a public official in the previous 12 months

Goal 16

16.7.1

Proportions of positions (by sex, age, persons with disabilities and population groups) in public institutions (national and local legislatures, public service, and judiciary) compared to national distributions

Goal 16

16.8.1D

Number of international organizations in which South Africa has membership and voting rights

Goal 16

16.9.1

Proportion of children under 5 years of age whose births have been registered with a civil authority, by age

Goal 16

16.9.1A

Proportion of registered births that are being registered within one year of the births

Goal 16

16.a.1

Existence of independent national human rights institutions in compliance with the Paris Principles

Goal 16

17.10.1

Worldwide weighted tariff-average

Goal 17

17.11.1

Developing countries and least developed countries' share of global exports

Goal 17

17.12.1

Average tariffs faced by developing countires, least developed countries and small island developing states

Goal 17

17.18.3

Number of countries with a national statistical plan that is fully funded and under implementation, by source of funding

Goal 17

17.19.2a

Proportion of countries that (a) have conducted at least one population and housing census in the last 10 years, and (b) have achieved 100 per cent birth registration and 80 per cent death registration

Goal 17

17.19.2b

Proportion of countries that (a) have conducted at least one population and housing census in the last 10 years, and (b) have achieved 100 per cent birth registration and 80 per cent death registration

Goal 17

17.19.2c

Proportion of countries that (a) have conducted at least one population and housing census in the last 10 years, and (b) have achieved 100 per cent birth registration and 80 per cent death registration

Goal 17

17.1.1

Total government revenue as a proportion of GDP, by source and indicator

Goal 17

17.1.2

Proportion of domestic budget funded by domestic taxes

Goal 17

17.6.2

Fixed internet broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants by speed

Goal 17

17.8.1D

Percentage of households using the internet

Goal 17