ARTICLES RELATING TO OPEN TOILETS

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

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

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.

 

Poo-flingers causes stink on Zille's bus

2013-06-04 17:47

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.

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