The South African Social Attitudes Survey: energy-related behaviour and perceptions in South Africa: tabulation report

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Struwig, B.Roberts, M.Ngungu, S.Gordon, A.Jordaan
KEYWORDS: ELECTRICITY SERVICE DELIVERY, ENERGY SECTOR, PUBLIC ATTITUDE, SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEY (SASAS)
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), Inclusive Economic Development (IED), Impact Centre (IC), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7603
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/3085

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Abstract

The primary overall objective of this survey was to gather information about the attitudes and perceptions regarding energy use in South Africa. The department of Energy purchased a set of questions in the 2012 round of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS). SASAS is an annual survey undertaken by the Human Sciences Research Council and is a nationally representative survey which focuses on all South Africans 16 years and older. The survey focused on access to electricity; multiple fuel use; energy poverty; satisfaction with the provision of electricity; quality of electricity; pricing of electricity; energy saving measures; awareness of Free Basic Electricity; civil issues and views on various policy preferences.