Asivikelane 18: The maintenance puzzle

Jun 28, 2021 | Blog, Weekly Covid19 Updates

Maintenance doesn’t help if there are no taps and toilets to start with. As Asivikelane has been reporting, many informal settlements across the country do not have access to taps and toilets at all. Any improvement of maintenance should be supplemented by installation of more taps and toilets. Some metros, like Johannesburg appear to be doing well with regard to maintenance. But, looking closely, one realizes that it is because many or most residents don’t have taps and toilets in the first place.

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