Pit toilets are a reality in Knysna
EVERY month, Welile Domkrara digs a 2m-deep hole near his shack for a pit toilet, as he has been for 16 years. Domkrara lives in Bongani, one of three areas in Knysna still with pit latrines. Domkrara has used a pit toilet since 1997.
LONG WAIT: Wellie Domkraka has used a pit latrine for more than 16 years, the time he has lived in Bongani, a township outside Knysna. He said the structure has been moved around so many times it is falling apart.
Not far from Bongani is Oupad Nekkies, an informal settlement which runs along the N2, about 1km from Knysna. Rochelle Martins has lived there for 20 years.
She said they have never had flush toilets. The (waste) spills outside,” said Martins.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Cape Times