South Africa Electricity Access 1996-2022

Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity. Electrification data are collected from industry, national surveys and international sources.
  • South Africa electricity access for 2020 was 84.39%, a 0.61% decline from 2019.
  • South Africa electricity access for 2019 was 85.00%, a 0.3% increase from 2018.
  • South Africa electricity access for 2018 was 84.70%, a 0.3% increase from 2017.
  • South Africa electricity access for 2017 was 84.40%, a 0.5% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Population
Belarus 100.00%
Dominica 100.00%
Malaysia 100.00%
Samoa 100.00%
Cuba 100.00%
Lebanon 100.00%
Serbia 100.00%
Venezuela 100.00%
Bosnia 100.00%
Kazakhstan 100.00%
Montenegro 100.00%
Russia 100.00%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 100.00%
Colombia 100.00%
North Macedonia 100.00%
Romania 100.00%
Azerbaijan 100.00%
China 100.00%
Fiji 100.00%
Jamaica 100.00%
Paraguay 100.00%
Turkey 100.00%
Armenia 100.00%
Iraq 100.00%
Tonga 100.00%
Albania 100.00%
Brazil 100.00%
Iran 100.00%
Maldives 100.00%
Nauru 100.00%
Turkmenistan 100.00%
Dominican Republic 100.00%
St. Lucia 100.00%
Thailand 100.00%
Costa Rica 99.90%
Jordan 99.90%
Algeria 99.80%
Bulgaria 99.70%
Tuvalu 99.69%
Mauritius 99.66%
Mexico 99.40%
Peru 99.31%
Marshall Islands 99.16%
Ecuador 98.85%
Suriname 98.20%
Belize 97.11%
Guatemala 97.06%
Grenada 93.59%
Guyana 92.54%
Gabon 91.57%
South Africa 84.39%
Botswana 71.99%
Libya 69.71%
Equatorial Guinea 66.75%
Namibia 56.26%
South Africa Electricity Access - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2020 84.39% -0.61%
2019 85.00% 0.30%
2018 84.70% 0.30%
2017 84.40% 0.50%
2016 83.90% -1.40%
2015 85.30% -0.60%
2014 85.90% 0.70%
2013 85.20% -0.10%
2012 85.30% 1.70%
2011 83.60% 0.70%
2010 82.90% 0.30%
2009 82.60% 0.70%
2008 81.90% -0.10%
2007 82.00% 1.30%
2006 80.70% -0.10%
2005 80.80% -0.10%
2004 80.90% 2.10%
2003 78.80% 2.10%
2002 76.70% 6.50%
2001 70.20% -2.08%
2000 72.28% 0.95%
1999 71.33% 6.43%
1998 64.90% -4.58%
1997 69.48% 11.88%
1996 57.60% 11.88%