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Cape Town porta-loos 'provide dignity'

2013-06-05 16:58

The City of Cape Town is trying to eradicate the bucket toilet system, but is facing resistance from some communities, Mayor Patricia de Lille says.

Cape Town toilet contract flouted

2013-04-29 09:23

The City of Cape Town is being short-changed on a R140m contract to supply and look after chemical toilets in Khayelitsha, it was reported on Monday.

Cape Town doubles toilets in poor areas

2013-02-13 09:48

The number of toilets provided in Cape Town's informal settlements has more than doubled in seven years, mayor Patricia de Lille has revealed.

Countrywide hearings on sanitation to start

2012-08-28 15:00

Countrywide hearings on water and sanitation issues will start this week, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

SA has failed on sanitation - Winnie

2012-04-11 13:16

South Africa has failed its people on the most basic human right of sanitation, ministerial sanitation task team chairperson Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says.

Informal settlement toilets 'neglected'

2012-03-14 14:22

Toilets in informal settlements are often neglected because they are seen as a temporary arrangement and therefore not in need of proper infrastructure, the Social Justice Coalition says.

Poll not only about toilets - Nzimande

2011-05-18 09:13

The local government elections aren't just about open toilets, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said, as he jumped the queue to vote in Emmarentia.

Zuma 'heartbroken' over open toilets

2011-05-14 22:35
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Revelations that the ANC-run Moqhaka municipality in the Free State built 1 600 open toilets for the poor, has broken President Jacob Zuma's heart, the Sunday Times has reported.

More toilets of shame

2011-05-14 09:02
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Pietermaritzburg's France township residents have toilets. The toilets have walls. They have an outlet pipe. But for five years these outlet pipes have remained unconnected.

DA pushes for Free State toilet report

2011-05-12 21:52

The DA has urged the Human Rights Commission to release its report into the Viljoenskroon open toilet saga in the Free State as soon as possible.

Toilet saga: Mayor's husband a sub-contractor

2011-05-12 19:12

The ANC in the Free State says Moqhaka mayor Mantebu Mokgosi told them that her husband’s company was a sub-contractor in the Viljoenskroon open toilet matter.

ANC denies open toilets in Merafong

2011-05-12 08:06
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The IFP's Gauteng chairperson says he discovered unenclosed toilets while campaigning in Khutsong - but the mayor of the ANC-led Merafong municipality has denied this.

FS toilets: Heads must roll, says Malema

2011-05-10 14:54
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Somebody must take responsibility for the open toilets in Viljoenskroon and a municipality should rather not build toilets than build unsheltered ones, Julius Malema has said.

ANC didn't know about toilets: Mantashe

2011-05-09 22:28
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The ANC "didn't know" about 1 600 toilets in a Free State municipality which have been left without enclosures for the past eight years, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Now open toilet claims hit ANC

2011-05-08 12:59
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The Human Rights Commission is investigating why about 1 600 toilets in an ANC-run Free State municipality have been left without enclosures for the past eight years.

City of Cape Town loses toilet case

2011-04-29 14:13
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The Western Cape High Court has ruled that the City of Cape Town violated the dignity of residents of Khayelitsha by not enclosing their toilets.

Malema in Cape court for toilet saga

2011-04-29 10:36

Judgement is expected in the so-called open-toilet saga in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape High Court – and ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema will be there.

Cape Flats toilet saga continues

2011-03-08 19:15

Providing inadequate toilets at Makhaza Settlement on the Cape Flats and then removing them was an affront to the residents, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Court toilet ruling inhuman - ANCYL

2010-11-29 19:21

A Cape judge has ordered the City of Cape Town to provide wood and iron enclosures for toilets at Makhaza settlement, a move called inhuman by a local ANC youth leader.

'No wrongdoing' in Cape Town toilet saga

2010-10-27 12:15

The City of Cape Town says there was no evidence of wrongdoing in the toilets-without-walls saga in Khayelitsha, and that it was a “better than the norm” solution.

Zille: Truth behind toilet saga

2010-07-05 13:58

The repeated allegation that "for two years, 55 families in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, were forced to relieve themselves in full public view" is untrue, says DA leader Helen Zille.

Zille walks out of 'toilet' talks

2010-06-24 22:38

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and Cape Town mayor Dan Plato have walked out of a meeting on toilets because of another ANCYL threat.

Unenclosed toilets suits ANCYL: Zille

2010-06-08 19:06

Attempts by the City of Cape Town to enclose toilets in Makhaza had been blocked for political reasons, says Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

CT toilets 'violated right to dignity'

2010-06-04 17:32

The City of Cape Town violated Khayelitsha residents' right to dignity by not enclosing toilets it installed for them, says the Human Rights Commission.

CT toilet protest continues

2010-06-03 10:12

Cape Town police have fired rubber bullets at a crowd of about 1 000 people protesting overnight about toilet enclosures in Khayelitsha.

 

Poo-flingers causes stink on Zille's bus

2013-06-04 17:47
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A group of people in Khayelitsha threw human waste at a bus on which Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and others had travelled to a green economy event.

SAHRC satisfied with toilet progress

2013-04-10 21:38

The SA Human Rights Commission has expressed satisfaction with the enclosing of toilets in Rammulotsi, the Free State.

SAHRC happy with toilet progress

2012-10-18 14:36

The SA Human Rights Commission says is satisfied with the progress made in fixing uncovered toilets in the Rammolutsi township in the Free State.

Toilet saga report in the pipeline

2012-08-22 17:13

A final report on the state of the country's sanitation facilities will only be released next week, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale says.

Durban to host World Toilet Summit

2012-03-16 18:01

South Africa will host the 12th annual World Toilet Summit in Durban in December 2012, says the SA Toilet Organisation.

AG asked to probe Free State toilets

2012-03-12 22:43

Hundreds of township toilets in Viljoenskroon, in the Free State, are still not enclosed as ordered by the SA Human Rights Commission 10 months ago, the DA says.

Free State toilets - 'residents' rights violated'

2011-05-16 18:48

The SA Human Rights Commission has found that the rights and dignity of residents in the ANC-led Moqhaka municipality were violated when they were forced to use open toilets.

Sexwale promises action on open toilets

2011-05-14 19:07

Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale has promised tough action against officials and contractors involved in the open toilets sagas that have embarrassed both the ANC and the DA.

Open toilets 'symbolise lack of delivery'

2011-05-13 22:43

The so-called "cabriolet" toilets have become a powerful symbol of failed service delivery ahead of the local government elections, a political analyst says.

Midvaal residents get 1 000 toilets

2011-05-12 20:24

The first batch of 1 000 toilets have been handed over to residents of the Sicelo Shiceka informal settlement in Midvaal.

ANC admits it knew about open toilets

2011-05-12 09:44
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The ANC's Free State provincial secretary has admitted that the party knew about the unenclosed toilets in the Viljoenskroon area in July last year – but national ANC leaders insist they weren't aware of it.

Fedusa wants closure on toilet saga

2011-05-11 21:09

The Federation of Unions of SA has urged politicians to stop squabbling about unenclosed toilets and focus on jobs, poverty alleviation and infrastructure.

ANC to probe 'dehumanising' toilet saga

2011-05-10 12:04
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ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa says the party will take "strong action" against those found responsible for the unenclosed toilets in the Free State.

HRC checking Free State open toilets

2011-05-09 13:40

The SA Human Rights Commission is discussing a report about 1 600 toilets in a Free State municipality which have been left without enclosures for the past eight years.

DA accepts Cape Town toilet ruling

2011-04-29 20:33

The Democratic Alliance has accepted the finding of the Western Cape High Court in the so-called Makhaza toilet case.

Malema arrives at Cape court for toilets' ruling

2011-04-29 10:44
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ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has arrived at the Western Cape High Court where judgment was expected in the so-called open-toilets saga in Khayelitsha.

W Cape toilet saga continues in court

2011-03-11 18:08

The installation of unenclosed toilets in the Western Cape was flawed, but not unconstitutional, the High Court has heard.

Archbishop offers toilet mediation

2010-12-09 13:04

The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town has offered to mediate in the Makhaza toilet saga, which has pitted the ANC Youth League against the DA.

City 'did not consult community' on toilets

2010-10-27 14:34

A report by the City of Cape Town on the toilets-without-walls saga in Khayelitsha shows that the community had not been adequately consulted, says the Social Justice Coalition.

Ministers in CT toilet saga

2010-10-19 14:11

Two national ministers have been added as respondents in the legal challenge over Cape Town's toilet saga, it has emerged in the Western Cape High Court.

Toilet war may be over soon

2010-06-25 22:09

An end to Cape Town's toilet war may be in sight, thanks to an initiative by the SA National Civic Organisation.

Archbishop enters toilet fray

2010-06-09 15:55

Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba has offered to chair a meeting between parties involved in the "potentially explosive" Cape Town toilet debacle.

Community 'needs bulletproof toilets'

2010-06-04 21:30

Corrugated iron toilet enclosures are not acceptable for Khayelitsha residents because criminals can shoot through the walls, says the SA Human Rights Commission.

Calm after toilet protests

2010-06-03 20:17

Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato says Khayelitsha's toilet protests have subsided, but police say sporadic unrest continued.

Toilet protesters due in court

2010-06-02 10:51

Cape Town police say the situation in Khayelitsha is "calm", as the 32 people arrested after a violent toilet protest were due to appear in court.

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