Engaging Government Differently

This short video is a result of the empower of poor communities to be active citizens who engage directly with their government on service delivery accountability.

This is a story of how residents, elected officials, administrators, and civil society organizations worked together to improve sanitation in Wattville, near Johannesburg in South Africa.

Work done by Planact, the Social Audit Network, the International Budget Partnership South Africa, and the government of Ekurhuleni led to faulty portable toilets being replaced, improved relationships between government and residents, and a commitment to a collaborative approach to social accountability.

  • Jessica Taylor
    Director
  • Shumani Luruli
    Director
  • Jessica Taylor
    Writer
  • Timothy Gabb
    Producer
  • Shumani Luruli
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 10, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • None
Distribution Information
  • Planact
Director - Jessica Taylor, Shumani Luruli