Cape Town (South Africa)

Finalized project

Sanitation improvement for informal settlement Monwabisi Park

Region Westkaap
Period 2013-2017
Project partners  Violence Protection through Urban Upgrade (VPUU)
Recipients Municipality of Cape Town
Funding  World Waternet


The Western Cape is facing a rapid growth of informal settlements and Cape Town and surroundings is facing a serious water shortage. Providing services, including water is a major challenge. Improving efficiency is therefore urgently needed.

Our impact

This project was especially meant to improve the sanitation facilities and reduce open air defecation of Monwabisi Park (20.000 inhabitants), together with VPUU, local universities and inhabitants.


  • Investigated options for collection and treatment of household wastewater in informal settlements.
  • Involvement of inhabitants in finding solutions.

Obtained results

  • Study on technical solutions for grey and black wastewater and anthropological aspects in informal settlements.

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