A group of residents and activists picketed outside Khayelitsha Training Centre on Tuesday demanding that the City of Cape Town re-connects their water so that they maintain best hygiene practice as it is one of the means to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Getting any kind of service from a government department is going to be more difficult than usual when the lockdown will leave just skeleton staff in place. Photo by Mzi Velapi
To round off the year, Elitsha brings you some of the stories we covered this year.
SAMWU is building its own database of unemployed workers and wants the City of Cape Town to use it when recruiting for EPWP projects.
The Water Services Act 108 of 1997 provides for the right to a basic water supply and sanitation service but the lived experiences of women in informal settlements of Khayelitsha tell how just using the toilet can be dangerous.
Passing trucks get looted as the unemployed in De Doorns protest against unemployment and bribery for jobs on farms in the area.
Support given to poor households is being taken away by the municipality’s insistence on the recovery of costs for services.