Asivikelane reiterates its call for government to take the lead in ensuring access to clean sanitation facilities in informal settlement communities as the country observes its Covid-19 peak. Every two weeks since the beginning of the lockdown Asivikelane has been releasing data aimed at assisting in limiting the spread of Covid-19 in these communities.
This week, residents are reporting that the provision of sanitation has not improved since the beginning of the lockdown and remains at crisis levels everywhere except for Ekurhuleni. While some residents reported broken and dirty toilets, others said they do not have toilets at all (see accompanying detailed spreadsheet of all responses in the profiled municipalities). This situation should be addressed immediately to slow down the exponential spread of Covid-19 in Gauteng, the Eastern and Western Cape.