Toilets

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.

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

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.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it