* 85% of the households using bucket toilets live in just two provinces: the Eastern Cape and the Free State.
* Two municipalities account for 71% of the additional households using the bucket system in 2013: Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and Kouga municipality.
* Six municipalities that managed to eradicate the system in 2012 reported that they were using it again a year later.
* But six other municipalites managed to eradicate bucket toilets in 2013.
Six years ago, the government set 2014 as the target for eradicating the bucket toilet system, which is variously described as offensive, humiliating and an assault on people’s dignity. But it looks like that dream will have to be deferred – again.
The number of households using bucket toilets rose by 10% between 2012 and 2013, according to Statistics South Africa’s Non-financial Census of Municipalities report, which meant that by June 30 2013 there were 99 000 South African households without access to acceptable forms of sanitation.
Yet the use of the unpopular system is not uniformly spread throughout the country. Only 47 of a total of 278 municipalities (which includes district, local and metros) reported the use of bucket toilets in 2013, according to data published on StatsSA’s website.
Those municipalities are shown on the map below. The ones shaded blue reported a drop in the number of households using bucket toilets between 2012 and 2013, the red ones reported an increase and the yellow ones stayed the same.
Municipalities where the
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