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Pit toilet case: 'Accidents do happen'
Pit toilet case: 'Accidents do happen'
After a meticulous case was argued by Michael Komape’s family — about why the state was liable for the family’s pain and suffering,...
‘Parents, NGOs must pay for school toilets’
‘Parents, NGOs must pay for school toilets’
Counsel for the state this week said that providing toilets at public schools cannot “solely” be the responsibility of the department of...
A mother grieves: Our family is devastated
A mother grieves: Our family is devastated
The image of a boy’s hand sticking out of a pit toilet is printed on the white T-shirts worn by people huddled together in a packed courtroom at...
We all shat on this child’s dignity
We all shat on this child’s dignity
It is impossible for me to imagine the lifelong pain of thinking daily about your child’s lifeless little body in a pit latrine, only his hand...
Three years on and no compensation for Limpopo family whose child ‘died like a dog’
Three years on and no compensation for Limpopo family whose child ‘died like a dog’
Provincial education departments faced legal claims of up to R1.5‑billion over the past financial year, according to their annual reports.
Public school toilets are the pits
Public school toilets are the pits
The department of water and sanitation recently published the Draft National Water Sanitation Policy in an effort to promote further access to...
School toilets still the pits
School toilets still the pits
On August 19, I arrived at Kalalo Primary School in Mqanduli in the Eastern Cape, as I have for the past 10 years. As always, I got to school before...
Motshekga denies responsibility in toilet death
Motshekga denies responsibility in toilet death
By the time six-year-old Michael Komape’s body arrived at a morgue a few hours after being retrieved from the pit toilet at his school, it was...

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