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We developed a simple process to recycle urine. Here’s how it’s done

Most of the wastewater produced worldwide receives no treatment and the nutrients in wastewater go to waste. Here's how households can draw these nutrients from urine

Mpumalanga municipalities fail to deliver services to informal settlements

The auditor general’s report on local government stated that most councils did not spend their infrastructure development budgets and did not address concerns regarding financial controls

Four schools stay closed after builder trashes toilet blocks

Four affected schools have remained closed because they don’t meet the Covid-19 regulations, due in part, to the defacement caused

Catalysing a new sanitation paradigm for South Africa

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

Innovation in every drop

By using our urine and faeces as resources rather than waste, we can save our most precious resource – water

Water Research Commission launches new programme

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

Durban, the city that forces the poor to defecate in the streets

Contemptuous municipal attitudes have compromised public sanitation in Durban forcing people into undignified, unhealthy and dangerous situations.

​Women should design public toilets

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

Laying bare the basics of science for community development

Converting faecal sludge into biochar benefits both communities and the environment

South African schools’ toilet facilities: A shame and a disgrace

Interventions should be about building facilities that offer dignity to our children

What life without toilets looks like

Open defecation is a reality for many people around the world. Here's what it translates to.

Public school toilets are the pits

Children at 49% of these schools have no sanitation facilities or totally inadequate ones

Bust open the doors of persecution

Transgender people will face further stigma if they are told they can't use the lavatory

School tender award process flushed away

Mvula Trust is in the spotlight after giving a R21m sanitation contract to an employee’s husband.

Social audit damns Cape Town City’s sanitation delivery

Despite a R60-million budget, employing 900 janitors for 160 communities and servicing 11 000 toilets, poor planning has failed the city.

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