Community Safety

City Pulls Out All The Stops to Flatten Covid-19 Infection Curve

Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation Cllr Tiisetso Nketle, together with representatives of Business for South Africa and the National Business Initiative, donated hand washing units to residents of Qalabosha informal settlement in Daveyton. 

Qalabosha has been selected as one of the informal communities where social distancing is difficult to maintain, due the closeness of the dwellings one from another. The City is working tirelessly to ensure that all that can be done is indeed done to help citizens living in these circumstances. To date, water tanks have been distributed and erected across the length and breadth of the City to ensure access to clean drinking water and for washing of hands.

These locally manufactured foot-operated hand washing facilities and portable units will be distributed to under privileged communities across the City.  The informal settlements, hostels and social housing dwellings will be prioritised.  

Hand sanitisers have been distributed as an emergency interim measure. 


MMC for Water and Sanitation Cllr Tiisetso Nketle in a navy-blue suit demonstrates to a young Qalabosha community leader how to use one of the three foot-operated hand washing machines that have been erected in their area.