Their rights to safety and human dignity are violated. Schools, which are meant to nurture and secure the future of communities, become a threat to the lives of the most vulnerable members of society, writes Thembela Ntlemeza.
A new eco-friendly toilet that uses only one to two litres of water per flush could be an affordable alternative to pit toilets at South African schools where there is basic water availability.
The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) seems to have overpaid a little-known Gauteng-based contractor with no experience in construction, by up to twice as much to replace pit toilets at schools in Limpopo.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said she is confident that her department will eradicate the remaining 3 898 pit latrines in the country's schools 'within the next three years'.
They're saving human lives one poop at a time.
Pupils at Mfunalwazi Primary School in Ncera Village had reason to smile on World Toilet Day when a private company donated 16 toilets, GroundUp reports.
South Africa has developed a revolutionary new toilet that uses less than two litres of water for a full flush – saving around 700 litres of water a person every month.
Going to the toilet to pee could result in building materials for a new home if South African researchers who made the world's first bio-brick from "liquid gold" have their way.
A municipal project which started a week ago to improve sewerage at two schools in France, Pietermaritzburg, has been stopped by members of the community who say the schools should not be prioritised over residents.
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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is confident that, if all goes according to plan, pit toilets can be eradicated within two years.
A call centre would hold an auction where truck drivers compete to claim a resident's desludging request.
Despite paying between R1.2m and R1.4m for boreholes, that usually costs about R100 000, Lepelle Northern Water isn't providing water to Giyani.
The SANDF is set to rescue Vaal residents from poor waste management facilities which have caused raw sewage to flood the streets and residents' homes.
Residents in Nkandla informal settlement in East London have taken it upon themselves to fix and clean their communal toilets.
Many residents of Khayelitsha informal settlement in Duncan Village, East London have gone back to using the bucket system because the toilets in their area have not been serviced since 2014.
Treated sewage effluent is keeping the taps running in drought-stricken Beaufort West.
In Dunoon, Cape Town, residents say the roads are littered with human faeces and rubbish, the stench creeps in everywhere, and rats nibble on groceries and children's toes.
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