sanitation

 
Flushing money down the loo
Flushing money down the loo
It’s no secret that South Africa’s water sector faces big problems. Old infrastructure is falling apart. New infrastructure is not being...
Solid waste management and sustainable development
Solid waste management and sustainable development
At the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, governments reaffirmed the importance...
‘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...
Lack of proper sanitation costs Africa over $19-billion annually, nearly 1% of GDP
Lack of proper sanitation costs Africa over $19-billion annually, nearly 1% of GDP
Africa is a continent of astonishing potential. But if it is to build the future its citizens deserve, we have to see increased effort to remove the...
Sunlight + plastic bottles = Clean drinking water in Africa's largest urban slum
Sunlight + plastic bottles = Clean drinking water in Africa's largest urban slum
When David Ingavo, a village elder in the Kibera slums in Nairobi, started having persistent stomach problems, he assumed they were normal...
[Slideshow]Bird? Plane? No, flying toilet!
[Slideshow]Bird? Plane? No, flying toilet!
Sanitation problems in Kibera have caused outbreaks of cholera, but the new Peepoo bag could be the answer.
Has President Jacob Zuma's government done 'a good job'?
Has President Jacob Zuma's government done 'a good job'?
President Jacob Zuma's government has done "a good job of stabilising the economy and investing in infrastructure to propel the economy into the next...
This is why toilets are a gender issue
This is why toilets are a gender issue
Until recently I lived on a street with a gravel road. When it rained, the city dispatched workers to fill holes the rain made.
Spread of Ebola linked to defecation in the open - UN
Spread of Ebola linked to defecation in the open - UN
The United Nations called on Wednesday for an end to defecation in the open, with fears growing that it has helped spread the deadly...
India - lack of toilets a breeding ground for disease and death
India - lack of toilets a breeding ground for disease and death
Billions of rupees has been spent over decades on India's sanitation programmes, yet half of the country's population still battles disease and a...
[Video]Tembisa holds government to account over sanitation
[Video]Tembisa holds government to account over sanitation
After government committed to fixing the sanitation crisis in Tembisa schools, Equal Education and residents conducted audits to monitor the progress.
Social audit raises issues around the right to sanitation
Social audit raises issues around the right to sanitation
The City of Cape Town's response to social movement Social Justice Coalition's audit of the janitorial service for communal flush toilets in...

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