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Innovation in every drop
Innovation in every drop
The Water Research Commission (WRC) funds water and sanitation-related innovation to ensure sustainable water supply for all. In September 2019,...
Water Research Commission launches Sastep
Water Research Commission launches Sastep
The Water Research Commission (WRC) prides itself on its championing of innovative methods with its recently launched a sanitation programme to...
Catalysing a new sanitation paradigm for South Africa
Catalysing a new sanitation paradigm for South Africa
Despite the many societal benefits of providing hygienic sanitation, there are approximately 2-billion people still do not have basic sanitation...
Water Research Commission launches new programme
Water Research Commission launches new programme
The Water Research Commission (WRC) has launched a sanitation programme to drive the development and commercialisation of “water-smart”...
Durban, the city that forces the poor to defecate in the streets
Durban, the city that forces the poor to defecate in the streets
The state of public toilets in South Africa’s major cities is a damning indictment of the political establishment’s contempt for millions of...
​Women should design public toilets
​Women should design public toilets
Despite the evolved role of women in society, there are still obstacles that need to be overcome on the path to true transformation. One of these...
Laying bare the basics of science for community development
Laying bare the basics of science for community development
The Water Research Commission (WRC) recognised the need to use science for the benefit of communities, and appointed Amanz’abantu Services for...
South African schools’ toilet facilities: A shame and a disgrace
South African schools’ toilet facilities: A shame and a disgrace
Although 41% of schools surveyed by the Water Research Commission were found to employ cleaners, only 25% of the cleaners reported that they...
What life without toilets looks like
What life without toilets looks like
One of the biggest issues at the intersection of sanitation, poverty and global health, open defecation has also long been one of the hardest to...
[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.
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...

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