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Table 5

Quotations from sanitation stakeholders relating to perceptions of equitable sanitation services (from interviews conducted between 2013 and 2015)

Municipal officialNGO employee‘Social entrepreneur’Informal settlement residents
‘So, from an equity point of view we're trying to make sure that…provision is made to everyone. But the quality, the type, the technology will depend on the settlement conditions as well…It's not that we're discriminating against those people, but it's the settlement conditions and where they are.’ ‘If you come in from outside and are not willing to use the toilet or drink the water, the message that you are sending is contradictory.’ ‘[There is] a sanitation marketing push [which is] a good answer to financial aspects of sustainability because people make informed decisions based on purchasing power about full costs including running costs, [but] there's not much to do with equity…’ ‘We don't expect everything for free. We are not like animals.’ ‘They [the government] will leave us there [in backyard shacks].’ 
Municipal officialNGO employee‘Social entrepreneur’Informal settlement residents
‘So, from an equity point of view we're trying to make sure that…provision is made to everyone. But the quality, the type, the technology will depend on the settlement conditions as well…It's not that we're discriminating against those people, but it's the settlement conditions and where they are.’ ‘If you come in from outside and are not willing to use the toilet or drink the water, the message that you are sending is contradictory.’ ‘[There is] a sanitation marketing push [which is] a good answer to financial aspects of sustainability because people make informed decisions based on purchasing power about full costs including running costs, [but] there's not much to do with equity…’ ‘We don't expect everything for free. We are not like animals.’ ‘They [the government] will leave us there [in backyard shacks].’ 
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