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Act against Covid and climate crises

The government would do well to realise that these two disasters can’t be tackled separately

Klipgat residents left high and dry

Flushing toilets were installed in backyards in the North West, but they can’t be used because the sewage has nowhere to go

Madibeng has a ‘blatant disregard for the law’

The local municipality irregularly spent at least R443.8-million according to the auditor general’s latest report

African governments and the Covid-19 fallout

The “Covid-19 Kairos” has provided governments with the opportunity to leverage the pandemic to create comprehensive sustainable economic development policies for all Africans

Mandela would be disturbed at statistics showing how some South African children live

A large percentage don’t have access to adequate housing, food, clean water or sanitation, putting them and their families at a higher risk of the coronavirus

Asivikelane campaign gives a voice to those living in informal settlements

A response to the coronavirus pandemic is paving the way to ensure people get the attention they deserve and hold government to account

Municipalities need to be reminded of their role in the country

It is usually the most vulnerable in society who are most dependent on local authorities, yet they are the ones stealing from the poor

The Covid-19 pandemic is not an excuse to trample on human rights

By violating basic human rights, governments risk inflicting a double tragedy on their most vulnerable populations

Covid-19 and the call for solidarity: Challenges for informal settlements

It is difficult for residents of informal settlements to follow guidelines to prevent Covid-19 transmission, such as hand-washing, in the absence of access to water. It is governments’ responsibility to provide these basic services

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

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