South Africa: The State of Cape Town's Janitor Services

The city's mayor has apologised for the failure of a janitorial service aimed to improve sanitation in informal settlements after it was revealed that the project was hardly operational.

  • South Africa:   De Lille Admits Janitor Services Stink

    Health-e, 4 October 2012

    Mayor Patricia de Lille has admitted that the City's janitorial services in informal services needed to be jacked up and her office has taken over the monitoring of this service. Read more »

Khayelitsha: The janitorial service kicked off in June following a campaign by the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) and was supposed to have employed 500 community members as janitors to clean communal flush toilets, standpipes and surrounding areas, conduct minor repairs of flush toilets and report all instances where more extensive repairs are needed.

  • South Africa:   Has Cape Town's Janitorial Service Been Flushed?

    GroundUp, 3 October 2012

    "I have seen no one fixing any toilet. They are blocked right now as we speak." These are the words of 29-year-old Zoliswa Mampofu, a Khayelitsha resident and mother of two. Read more »

  • South Africa:   City Janitor Rollout Stinks - SJC

    Health-e, 19 September 2012

    A landmark daily janitorial service for communal toilets in the City's informal settlements - launched with great fanfare in May by Mayor Patricia de Lille - has come to a grinding… Read more »