Sanitation

Water Research Commission launches Sastep

Innovative sanitation technologies will create thousands of vital jobs

​Women should design public toilets

Consulting women about their needs would go a long way towards ensuring their health and safety

Only half of clinics and hospitals in this country meet basic hygiene standards

What if your doctor couldn’t even wash her hands before examining you?

Township sanitation remains the pits

The commodification of basic services is to blame for the current appalling situation

Women prove that social franchising can work

Creating opportunities for themselves while uplifting the community

Secure water future for South Africa through an innovative sanitation market

We have to change our mindset for a sustainable future

Flushing money down the loo

​It’s no secret that South Africa’s water sector faces big problems. Old infrastructure is falling apart

Solid waste management and sustainable development

Waste management is a basic human need and can also be regarded as a basic human right

‘Parents, NGOs must pay for school toilets’

The state’s lawyer says that school sanitation can’t rest solely at the doorstep of education authorities

Lack of proper sanitation costs Africa over $19-billion annually, nearly 1% of GDP

More innovation in technology and delivery needed to bring solutions to the underprivileged.

Sunlight + plastic bottles = Clean drinking water in Africa’s largest urban slum

A novel and easy way to disinfect water using freely available solar power is helping to combat the spread of disease in developing countries.

Has President Jacob Zuma’s government done ‘a good job’?

Minister Jeff Radebe has written a detailed article defending President Jacob Zuma's achievements. Africa Check fact-checked his claims.

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Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.