Pit Toilets

Catalysing a new sanitation paradigm for South Africa

New, ultra-modern toilets are hygienic – and they save water

Water Research Commission launches Sastep

Innovative sanitation technologies will create thousands of vital jobs

Water Research Commission launches new programme

It will develop and scale the pathogen-killing, water-smart, reinvented toilet in South Africa

The law and the horror of the death of Michael Komape

The Supreme Court of Appeal this week heard argument on why the law, as it now stands, is inadequate to compensate the Komape family

The struggle to uncapture the classroom

With their submissions to the commission of inquiry into state capture, two civil society groups have set out to root out corruption in education

Bare minimum is just not enough

The stipend for the community work programme is R780 a month — but they want the basic minimum wage of R3 500 a month that some workers now get

Limpopo’s number of pit toilets don’t add up

​Polly Boshielo, the Limpopo MEC for education, has committed to eliminating pit toilets in the province by the end of this financial year

Proper sanitation in schools is a human right

In the public-school system, more than 11 000 schools have been provided with flush toilets since 1994

#WorldToiletDay: Give pupils dignity and safety by providing toilets

Poor facilities rob pupils and teachers of basic rights and also lead to absenteeism and drop-outs

Another child drowns in a pit toilet, this time at home

A three-year-old boy has died after allegedly falling into a pit toilet at his aunt's home in Limpopo

Motshekga: ‘What we need is money’

During an interview, Eusebius McKaiser questioned Angie Motshekga on history as a compulsory subject, the teacher-pupil ratio and violence in schools

Understanding the Michael Komape judgment

It’s a setback for the family, but it will help the campaign to end pit toilets in schools

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it