1.3m households without piped water

2012-10-30 10:39

Cape Town - There are close to 1.3 million households in South Africa without access to piped water, the majority of them black households, according to the 2011 Census results, released on Tuesday.

A breakdown by population group shows there are 1 234 087 black, 15 723 coloured, 2 672 Indian or Asian, and 10 738 white households with "no access to piped (tap) water".

The census, a snapshot of the situation in the country at midnight on October 9 last year, also reveals there are still 297 847 households using the notorious bucket toilet system.

In addition to this, as many as 748 597 households around the country have no toilet system at all, while 8 242 924 have flush toilets connected to a sewage system.

  • paul.c.wadsworth - 2012-10-30 10:47

    Pay and ye shall recieve, vote and ye shall not!

      frank.vankaapstad - 2012-10-30 12:19

      Build and they shall break

      johny.stront - 2012-10-30 12:45

      Blame it on Apartheid. That should work.., or not? LOL. Thank you ANC.

  • andre.hartzenberg.39 - 2012-10-30 10:51

    Fawlty thpell chekka?

  • christian.helberg - 2012-10-30 11:13

    Of course there will be more blacks without water piped water than any other race. it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the odds will always favor the black majority in everything (good and bad) as they are the majority

  • michael.freeman.16752 - 2012-10-30 12:55

    Who's fault is that? What happened to all the ANC 1994 election promises. Zuma and Company have taken all the money.

  • bongani.nsele.58 - 2012-10-30 12:57

    how was the situation in 1994? has there been progress or not?

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