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Gauteng Department of Local Government. Presentation to Portfolio Committee on Water Affairs and Forestry 10 October 2007 Progress on the Bucket Sanitation Eradication Programme. Kemmy Ojageer . Map of South Africa. Geography and Climate. South Africa= 1219 090 km 2

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Gauteng department of local government

Gauteng Department of Local Government

Presentation to

Portfolio Committee on Water Affairs and Forestry

10 October 2007

Progress on the Bucket Sanitation Eradication Programme

Kemmy Ojageer

Map of south africa

Map of South Africa

Geography and climate

Geography and Climate

  • South Africa= 1219 090 km2

  • Gauteng = 17 010 km2 = 1,4 % of land area

  • Gauteng Population= 10 014 215

  • Number of Households = 3 million plus & counting

  • Informal settlements= 382

  • Water consumption= 3597 million cubic meters/annum

  • Electricity consumption = 60 000 gigawatt-hours

    5 yr population growth rate of 20 %

Dwaf understanding of buckets

DWAF understanding of Buckets

  • Priority given to buckets prior to 1994- first target

  • Buckets supplied by the municipality

  • Municipality serviced the buckets

  • In formalised or established settlements or formal townships.

  • Informal areas to be done later -2010 sanitation target.

Strategic role of the gp municipalities

Strategic Role of the GP Municipalities

  • Conduct (backlog) studies

  • Provincial & Municipal Land- – Formal & Informal, Mines, Farms, Private Property, Agricultural Land & Rezoned land

  • Ground analysis- community sizes.

  • Differentiate between municipal buckets provided, sold/transferred/rental/owner provided buckets & built VIP,

  • Consult Province - DLG

  • IDP’s

  • Business Plans

  • Funding – Capital, MIG, DWAF, (Private PP & Public PP, DME)

Buckets identified and replaced

Buckets Identified and Replaced

Systems used to replace buckets

Systems used to replace buckets

  • 4724 are water borne sanitation,

  • 6957 are VIP systems

  • 651 are solar san sanitation systems

Expenditure bucket eradication

Expenditure Bucket Eradication

Dedicated funding for bucket eradication was provided by DWAF to the province, to implement.

  • Provincial Water & Sanitation Funds - R75 million provided

  • MIG Funds R3.1 million

Sanitation backlogs 2007 2010 target to be verified

Sanitation Backlogs 2007(2010 Target to be verified)

Water backlogs households 2007 2008 target to be verified

Water Backlogs- Households 2007( 2008 Target to be verified)

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Bucket system to VIP ( no infrastructure available ) Bucket system to Waterborne (infrastructure available)



Precast Concrete

Water Borne

Brick VIP

The new

The New

VIP Installation



Owner Built VIP

  • 9903 identified

  • 4633 completed

  • 2750 Community to be relocated to new housing projects

  • 1523 units-lack of space to construct

    Expenditure = R37,2 million

General successes of the projects

General Successesof the projects

  • Social acceptance of the system by the community;

  • An integrated communication strategy, because all the community stakeholders have come together;

  • Improved health and hygiene of the community;

  • Improvement in the lifestyle of the community;

  • Uplifted the dignity of the community by providing acceptable and humane sanitation service;

  • Job creation and skills transferred to the local community and the economic advancement that took place with the projects;

  • Averted environmental disaster;

  • All community households benefited from the project.

New challenges

New Challenges

  • An effective maintenance plan and action is required from the municipality in providing an efficient cleaning service for the new installed sanitation systems;

  • Intensifying training of local labourers and contractors to an extent where projects are administered and managed within the community thus creating economic advancement;

  • More intensified communication is required from the municipality to inform the community to take responsibility and ownership of the new sanitation system for community’s benefit;

  • For the municipality to iron out problems affecting the efficient maintenance and service for the new sanitation system; and

  • To speed up the process of relocating people

New devlopments

New Devlopments

  • Water and sanitation strategy for Gauteng-Internal

  • Water conversation and demand management for 5 local municipalities- DWAF/RWB/DLG

  • Decentralisation of waste water treatment plants for Gauteng

  • SAICE/ SAICA support to municipalities

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