24 July 2024 | 05:33 AM

Watch: AmaB’s Sally Evans asks Tabelo Timse about her “Toilet tender” investigation

Portable toilets are big business in local government.

An amaBhungane investigation revealed the Ekurhuleni metro spent a staggering R1.9-billion on chemical toilets over three financial years from 2017 to 2019.

The three-year tender to provide toilets to informal settlements was meant to replace the inhumane bucket system, but while this project is a relief to some, other residents regard it as a curse.

Critics suggest the project, where toilets were sourced from 16 small suppliers, was a get rich quick scheme for some underperforming contractors that left many beneficiaries with dirty and broken toilets.

AmaBhungane investigative journalist Tabelo Timse spoke to fellow dung beetle, Sally Evans, about her investigation and what it revealed.
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Before joining the amaBhungane team in 2017, Micah was the national coordinator for media freedom and diversity at the Right2Know Campaign. He holds a Masters in African Studies from Oxford University and a BA Honours in History from Wits University.

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