Asivikelane no.11 Results: The next Covid-19 wave will start in informal settlements.

Sep 30, 2020 | Blog, Weekly Covid19 Updates

Up to 45% of informal settlement residents contracted the coronavirus in the first wave. This is not surprising because they are sharing dirty taps and toilets. The sharp increase in the number of red traffic lights in Asivikelane 11 makes us worry that the second wave of infections will start and spread in informal settlements.


  • Female residents in Ekuthuleni, Ekurhuleni reported that the strong chemicals used to clean toilets caused feminine health problems. Some had to seek medical assistance.


  • In Ekurhuleni, the small Jojo tanks in Mzondi were replaced by a big tank and water tanks were delivered to some sections of Somalia Park. Taps were also installed in Tsakane, Extension 21.
  • Residents from Tshepisong West and Emnandini in Johannesburg reported that new taps were installed in their settlements.
  • New toilets were delivered to residents in Etwatwa in Ekurhuleni.

One page summary for non-metros is available here.

One page summary for Metros is available here. 

Data collection sheet is available here.