Quality of life improves in Joburg - survey

2012-09-10 21:20
City of Johannesburg

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Johannesburg - Less than 5% of Johannesburg households do not have access to regular refuse collection, a new survey has found.

The City of Johannesburg said the finding was made in a joint survey by Gauteng provincial government, and the universities of Johannesburg and Witwatersrand.

The quality of life survey, which was conducted last year, found that 93% of households had access to piped water, and 91% of households had access to either a flush toilet or waterborne toilets.

It found that 82% of Johannesburg residents were satisfied with water services, 79% were satisfied with sanitation, and 85% were satisfied with waste removal.

"Gauteng has fared extremely well during the past two years of global economic recession, and overall quality of life has risen very slightly for the province as a whole," said David Everatt, executive director of the Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO).

Johannesburg was one of the top municipalities in the province in relation to basic services.

Almost 17 000 people in Gauteng were interviewed in the survey.

The report found that the areas of concern were public safety, public transport, and access to economic opportunities. However, this was not elaborated on in the statement.
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