Refuse Collection Social Audit (October 2013)

Between 30 September and 05 October 2013, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC), Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU), residents of Khayelitsha, and partners from around the country, came together to hold government accountable for one of the most basic services affecting the lives of informal settlement residents. We undertook a week-long social audit on informal settlement refuse collection and area cleaning, culminating in a public hearing where community members asked their elected leaders the most basic question – why is the City of Cape Town paying millions of rands for a service that is not being fully delivered?