AFRICA CHECK SOUTH AFRICA 12 NOVEMBER 2013 O8:46
The African National Congress has claimed that 36-million South Africans have been given access to sanitation since 1994. If it were true, it would be a staggering achievement. But the claim is false. Researched by Raymond Joseph for AFRICA CHECK.
- In 1996, around 16.4-million South Africans living in 4.55-million households had access to flush or chemical toilets;
- In 2011, about 28.3-million people living in 9-million households had flush or chemical toilets;
- The numbers of people with access to sanitation increased by about 11.9-million in the fifteen years between 1996 and 2011;
- The numbers of households with access to sanitation increased by about 4.45-million.