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VIDEO CLIP: Engaging Government Differently – a Wattville Social Audit Film

Planact shares a short film on a collaborative social audit on sanitation conducted in Wattville, Benoni.

The film tells the story of a collaborative effort to improve sanitation in Wattville, Benoni, Ekurhuleni Municipality across three communities, namely, Home Seekers, Harry Gwala and Emlotheni. Sanitation in these informal settlements is an outsourced service focused on the delivery and maintenance of portable toilets.

The work done by the communities, Planact, the Social Audit Network, the International Budget Partnership South Africa, and the Ekurhuleni Local Municipality led to faulty portable toilets being replaced, improved relationships between government and residents, and a commitment to a collaborative approach to social accountability.

Watch the Wattville film on Planact’s YouTube channel (Planact South Africa) or click here

For more information on social audits at Planact, please contact Shumani Luruli (Programme Coordinator) on +27 11 403 6291 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Written by: Chelsea Ndlovu-Nachamba


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