Toilets in Makhaza, Khayelitsha remain an issue
24 September 2010
The ANC of the Western Cape has welcomed the Human Rights Commission’s rejection of the City of Cape Town’s appeal, against the finding that the open toilets in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, violate the dignity of residents.
The Human Rights Commission earlier ordered the City of Cape Town to effectively enclose the toilets. The ANC said the toilets which were broken down, should be returned and proper enclosures should be built.
The city found the HRC’s finding beyond its understanding, stating that the HRC’s judgement requires that the city provide an enclosed toilet for every unit in the settlement.
The city has stated that the housing budget it receives from national government for developments such as Makhaza development only provides for one toilet per five households.
The City of Cape Town will ask national government to fund the HRC’s requirement.