[Press Release] Asivikelane voices of informal settlement during the covid-19 crisis

Jun 3, 2020 | Blog, Weekly Covid19 Updates

This week started with media reports that some informal settlements are now part of the list of Covid-19 hotspots. Like we have done in the last two months since the beginning of the lockdown #Asivikelane today is releasing data aimed at assisting in limiting the spread of the virus in these communities.

Data was solicited from 504 residents in 181 informal settlements in the following municipalities – Buffalo City, City of Johannesburg, City of Cape Town, eThekwini, City of Ekurhuleni, Mossel Bay, Witzenberg, Knysna, Umsunduzi, Emfuleni, Cederberg and eMalahleni who answered four questions in a survey format:

  • Was water available every time you needed it?
  • Were the toilets cleaned in the last seven days?
  • Was waste collected in your settlement in the last seven days?
  • Has government provided soap or hand sanitizer to you in the last 7 days?

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