Whose toilet is it anyway? : an ethnographic investigation into communally managed and municipally-managed janitor-serviced sanitation facilities in Masiphumelele, Cape Town

dc.contributor.advisorSpiegel, Andrewen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSchroeder, Matthew Wayneen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-22T13:13:34Z
dc.date.available2016-07-22T13:13:34Z
dc.date.issued2016en_ZA
dc.description.abstractInformal settlement sanitation service delivery continues as one the most urgent, imposing challenges of contemporary basic service provision in South Africa. Municipal, provincial and national sanitation and political authorities expect informal settlement residents to take ownership of and responsibility for state-installed toilet facilities, with municipally-managed janitorial services also in operation in many settlements countrywide. Yet resident-driven sanitation management practices and the site-specific realities of informal settlements have not been adequately understood nor have they informed basic service delivery development. This has in part led to uncertainty in terms of how to designate and sustain responsibilities to relevant stakeholders regarding sanitation maintenance. Based on fieldwork in the Masiphumelele Wetlands informal settlement and temporary relocation area on Cape Town's southern peninsula, this dissertation describes a range of communally-managed sanitation systems that operate alongside municipally-managed janitorial services and which demonstrate varying degrees of local senses of ownership of responsibility for municipally-provided flush toilet facilities. A bottom-up, iterative development approach is argued for, one that critically considers the spectrum of factors that constrain and stimulate ownership and responsibility by informal settlement residents as well as the cultural contingencies that constitute communal sanitation management in informal settlements.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationSchroeder, M. W. (2016). <i>Whose toilet is it anyway? : an ethnographic investigation into communally managed and municipally-managed janitor-serviced sanitation facilities in Masiphumelele, Cape Town</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20602en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationSchroeder, Matthew Wayne. <i>"Whose toilet is it anyway? : an ethnographic investigation into communally managed and municipally-managed janitor-serviced sanitation facilities in Masiphumelele, Cape Town."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20602en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationSchroeder, M. 2016. Whose toilet is it anyway? : an ethnographic investigation into communally managed and municipally-managed janitor-serviced sanitation facilities in Masiphumelele, Cape Town. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Schroeder, Matthew Wayne AB - Informal settlement sanitation service delivery continues as one the most urgent, imposing challenges of contemporary basic service provision in South Africa. Municipal, provincial and national sanitation and political authorities expect informal settlement residents to take ownership of and responsibility for state-installed toilet facilities, with municipally-managed janitorial services also in operation in many settlements countrywide. Yet resident-driven sanitation management practices and the site-specific realities of informal settlements have not been adequately understood nor have they informed basic service delivery development. This has in part led to uncertainty in terms of how to designate and sustain responsibilities to relevant stakeholders regarding sanitation maintenance. Based on fieldwork in the Masiphumelele Wetlands informal settlement and temporary relocation area on Cape Town's southern peninsula, this dissertation describes a range of communally-managed sanitation systems that operate alongside municipally-managed janitorial services and which demonstrate varying degrees of local senses of ownership of responsibility for municipally-provided flush toilet facilities. A bottom-up, iterative development approach is argued for, one that critically considers the spectrum of factors that constrain and stimulate ownership and responsibility by informal settlement residents as well as the cultural contingencies that constitute communal sanitation management in informal settlements. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - Whose toilet is it anyway? : an ethnographic investigation into communally managed and municipally-managed janitor-serviced sanitation facilities in Masiphumelele, Cape Town TI - Whose toilet is it anyway? : an ethnographic investigation into communally managed and municipally-managed janitor-serviced sanitation facilities in Masiphumelele, Cape Town UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20602 ER - en_ZA
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dc.identifier.vancouvercitationSchroeder MW. Whose toilet is it anyway? : an ethnographic investigation into communally managed and municipally-managed janitor-serviced sanitation facilities in Masiphumelele, Cape Town. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20602en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentSocial Anthropologyen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherSocial Anthropologyen_ZA
dc.titleWhose toilet is it anyway? : an ethnographic investigation into communally managed and municipally-managed janitor-serviced sanitation facilities in Masiphumelele, Cape Townen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
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