Statistics South Africa to release the results of the General Household Survey, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                  30 November 2021

Statistics South Africa to release the results of the General Household Survey, 2020             

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will release the General Household Survey, 2020 (GHS) results on Thursday, 2 December 2021 in Pretoria. The social and household service delivery report provides a snapshot of progress achieved in basic government services and also assists to identify service delivery gaps for policy intervention.

The GHS report aims to assess the levels of development in the country as well as the extent of service delivery and the quality of services in several key service sectors, including health, education, social security, housing, energy, access to and use of water and sanitation, environment, refuse removal, telecommunications, transport, household income, access to food, and agriculture.

The report was not primarily designed to measure the impact of COVID-19, but findings do reflect the impact thereof on diverse aspects such as an increase in the number of respondents and households who accessed the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD), school attendance and child care arrangements, and hygiene practices like hand washing.

The media briefing will be held as follows:

Date: Thursday, 2 December 2021

Time: 11H30

Venue: Statistics South Africa building (ISIbalo House), 1 Koch Street, Salvokop, Pretoria

GPS coordinates: -25.761743, 28.186824


NB: All COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be adhered to.



Oteng Makgotlwe Tel: 012 406 3407 Cell: 066 481 2025 Email:


For media enquiries contact:

Felicia Sithole

Tel: (012) 337 2401

Cell: 076 430 0693


Issued by Statistics South Africa