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Corruption and fraud sends South Africans down the drain

8 min read Poorly maintained infrastructure — much of it more than 100 years old — dysfunctional wastewater treatment plants, fraud, corruption and collapse of local governance mean taps in many towns and villages have either run dry or have undrinkable water.

The future of sanitation: 10 years of reinventing the toilet

4 min read Growing up in modest circumstances in Côte D’Ivoire, we didn’t have a decent toilet at home. I didn’t even know this was a problem. Only years later, at university, after I talked to friends studying medicine and learned how diseases travel through contamination and exposure to feces, did I realize that the deaths of many in my community, including several of my siblings, should have been prevented by better sanitation.

I need to take a Yee!

4 min read Dr. Shannon Yee and his team are developing a new, low-cost toilet to solve the world’s sanitation crisis.

Court orders Limpopo education dept to devise workable plan for abolition of school pit toilets

2 min read On Friday 17 September 2021 Judge Gerrit Muller ruled that the minister of basic education and MEC of the Limpopo Department of Education have 90 days to come up with a revised and detailed plan for the eradication of pit toilets in Limpopo schools. In a scathing judgment, Muller said that the department’s projection that it would only be able to do this over 14 years was ‘unreasonable’ and ‘unconstitutional’.

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