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Big drop in bucket system

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In 2014 the country had a record number of 85?718 households using the bucket system - five years later the figures stood at 42?612.

The old bucket system. File image.

STATISTICIAN-GENERAL Risenga Maluleke has applauded municipalities across the country for the drastic drop in the use of the bucket system since the advent of democracy in 1994. 

This comes as the government has set targets to eradicate the bucket ­system in rural areas over the next couple of years.

According to Risenga, in 2014 the country had a record number ...

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