Groundbreaking toilet case heads to Equality Court

Do residents of Cape Town’s informal settlements receive inferior sanitation services to those provided to residents living in wealthier areas? Does this constitute unfair discrimination? On December 5 and 6, the Equality Court will hear an application being brought by the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) against the City of Cape[…]

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‘A toilet is a basic right to dignity’ – SJC

While many South Africans live in relative comfort, most South Africans continue to live in unsanitary conditions. Last week, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) filed affidavits of female residents who reside in the Khayelitsha informal settlements. The females cited poor sanitation of the communal toilet facilities and the accompanying ailments[…]

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36 percent of Khayelitsha toilets clean: survey

Only 36 percent, or 188 out of 528 toilets visited during a social audit on Cape Town’s janitorial services, were found to be clean inside, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) said in a report released on Wednesday. Twenty-eight percent of the toilets were in a dirty condition, while 21 percent[…]

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1 in 4 toilets not working: SJC

Over a quarter of toilets inspected in four Khayelitsha informal settlements are not in working order, Social Justice Coalition (SJC) said on Saturday. This was one of the preliminary findings of a week-long social audit on the janitorial service for communal flush toilets, the SJC said in a statement. A[…]

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