SASAS is playing an increasingly salient role in the policy domain. There are numerous examples of how SASAS data has impacted the development indicators/government outcome or performance indicators and some prominent examples include are included here. SASAS data has been utilised in a number of presentations to Parliament. For example, in October 2016, SASA data was presented to Parliament’s High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and the Acceleration of Fundamental Change. SASAS data has been used for the Presidency’s macro-social review and 15-Year Review (2009). The Presidency also drew on SASAS for the recently completed 20 Year Review. SASAS has been used to inform the National Consumer Financial Education Strategy (NCFES), which was officially launched in March 2014.  In addition, SASAS was used in the development of a social cohesion barometer for the EU-Presidency Programme to Support Pro-Poor Development (PSPPD) that is being used as an input for the national social cohesion strategy.

SASAS data have also been utilised in a number of presentations to Parliament. For example, in October 2016, SASAS data were presented to Parliament’s High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and the Acceleration of Fundamental Change. SASAS data have been used for the Presidency’s macro-social review and 15-Year Review (2009) and the Presidency also drew on SASAS for the 20 Year Review. SASAS data are also used to inform the National Consumer Financial Education Strategy. In addition, SASAS was used to develop a social cohesion barometer for the EU-Presidency Programme to Support Pro-Poor Development and it is being used as an input for the national social cohesion strategy.

SASAS data was used to determine individual energy poverty and energy-related behaviour for the Department of Energy. SASAS is currently also being used as a source of empirical evidence on financial literacy to help shape the national consumer financial education strategy being prepared by National Treasury. SASAS has been used by the Electoral Commission to evaluate the success of the Commission’s electoral management. SASAS was also used by the Commission to determine if the electoral process during recent government elections were free and fair. The local and national elections under consideration were the 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016 elections. SASAS was used to measure public attitudes towards science, knowledge about science, and sources of information about science. This study was part of the Department of Science and Technology Science Engagement Strategy. In an effort to inform public outreach, the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa used SASAS to provide an overview of public perceptions on various aspects of nuclear technology and energy in the country.