n Journal of Public Administration - Second take on the 'open toilets politics' : the case of Rammulotsi township in Viljoenskroon in the Free State

Volume 47, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



After conducting a successful quantitative survey in the Khayelitsha informal settlement in the Western Cape Province (Hanyane, Nkgabe & Lekonyane, 2012) on the topic of open toilets politics, a second survey was undertaken in the Rammulotsi Township in Viljoenskroon in the Free State Province. Both cases presented the problem of poor local government performance in the area of sanitation in varying degrees. A comparison of the results of the two surveys is discussed in another article. This article presents the facts about the open toilets issues in the Rammulotsi Township in Viljoenskroon in the Free State. Given the differences in the socio-economic conditions of the residents of the Rammulotsi township, three sample categories were drawn from the shack dwellers of the Lesotho (Chris Hani) section (ward 20) and the residents of section AK (ward 19) of Rammulotsi township, who were negatively affected by this problem at the time of the study. The results of the survey are presented in this article. A theoretical account in positioning the debate and an empirical analysis are also presented.

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