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'1 in 4 Khayelitsha toilets not working'

A Social Justice Coalition report tells a story of inadequate sanitation facilities.

A Social Justice Coalition report tells a story of inadequate sanitation facilities in Khayelitsha. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A report into sanitation in Khayelitsha has found that one in four toilets aren't working.

The Social Justice Coalition's 50 page social audit report was released today and highlights a range of issues.

The 50 page document tells a story of inadequate sanitation facilities and the dire need for communal flush toilets in the area.

It's also critical of janitorial services appointed to clean the toilets.

The week long social audit reveals only 25 percent of toilets work and only half of the 500 toilets inspected were sanitary.

The Social Justice Coalition's Axolile Notywala says, "A quarter of the toilets are not working, and this is a service that has been running for two years."

It's the coalition's third social audit since 2012.

In June last year, a series of protests took place in Cape Town's CBD with residents demonstrating about the poor sanitation they received from the City of Cape Town.

The South African Human Rights Commission also released a report which declared the city's current sanitation plan a "violation of human rights".

The report states the city's long-term use of temporary sanitation facilities violates the rights of residents in Cape Town's poor and working-class areas.

The commission instructed the city to develop a comprehensive sanitation plan.