Fewer toilet-free homes in SA

2011-05-05 21:33

Johannesburg - The percentage of South African households with no toilets or bucket toilets decreased from 12.6% in 2002 to 5.9% in 2010, a general household survey published on Thursday by Statistics South Africa showed.

Provinces with the highest percentage of no toilet facilities or bucket users include: Eastern Cape (16.3%), Limpopo (8.6%) and Northern Cape (6.8%).

The percentage of households that used the refuse disposal services of their municipality increased steadily - from 57.8% in 2002 to 62.1% in 2007 before falling back to 57.7% in 2010.

Access and use of refuse removal services were the lowest in Limpopo where only 11.6% of the population had their refuse removed by the municipality.

Approximately 40% of the households in Mpumalanga (35.4%), Eastern Cape (39.6%) and North West (41.4%) said that their refuse was removed by the municipality.    

  • Marcell - 2011-05-06 04:46

    ANC is a bucket party. You get what you vote for.

  • LOLWUT - 2011-05-06 06:37

    Its nice if you give these percentages (if they are not bullsh1t of course) - but I would like to see the actual numbers. If it used to be 1000 households but its 9000 households now then you are not doing a good job. I am not sure you should consider a "bucket" a sufficient toilet facility either - how many of the improved numbers are "bucket" users? Why has usage of refuse services dropped? Is it because the service levels have dropped? I think this is just "desperate campaigning". The so called services are not at an acceptable level!!

  • sefeddt - 2011-05-17 09:11

    What, where is the WC ?. Acooridng to Zuma/Malema the WC is the worst run province in SA.

  • Zallie - 2011-05-17 09:19

    Marie I live in Mpumalanga and the houses the ANC Government are building for the poor (HOP Houses) in Mbekiville near Hectorspruit has NO TOILET FACILITIES. If the owners want toilets they must make their own PIT TOILETS!!

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