There’s a run on hand sanitiser in South Africa - but experts say it won’t entirely help against coronavirus

2020-03-05 17:03

It remains to be seen if the presence of the virus will have an effect on sales, after the first positive test for Covid-19 in South Africa was announced on Thursday.

OPINION: Safe sanitation in rural schools – a dream deferred?

2019-12-12 17:14

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.

Could this eco-friendly loo rid SA's schools of pit toilets?

2019-08-07 05:36

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.

Limpopo's toilet debacle: SA's forgotten schools

2019-05-25 08:41

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.

Almost 4000 pit latrines in SA's schools, zero target set 'within the next 3 years'

2019-03-11 13:19

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'.

Watch: These incredible toilets are changing the world

They're saving human lives one poop at a time.

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Private company replaces Eastern Cape village school's 3 pit latrines with 16 toilets

2018-11-21 10:45

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.

New toilet can save 30% of water and 30% of consumers' water bills

2018-11-20 07:33

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.

WATCH: Would you live in a house built with bricks made from your pee?

2018-11-02 21:33

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.

Community stops sewerage project for two Maritzburg schools

2018-09-20 10:37

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.


You're probably not washing your hands long enough, and it could be making you sick

2020-02-29 20:04

Here's a tip: You should be washing your hands for about 20 seconds or as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice.

Bill Gates just gave Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi an award for building 100 million toilets across India, despite protests from Nobel Peace Prize winners and human rights advocates

2019-09-25 11:17

The Gates Foundation gave out a Goalkeeper award to Modi for his Clean India toilet program to a crowd stunned into silence in New York.

A video of Naomi Campbell’s extreme airplane sanitation routine has gone viral, and an expert says she might be onto something

2019-07-17 09:21

Airplanes are full of germs. Taking precautions like wiping down some surfaces and using hand sanitiser can help keep you healthy.

Pit toilets could be eradicated within 2 years 'if all goes well' - Motshekga

2019-04-08 16:51

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is confident that, if all goes according to plan, pit toilets can be eradicated within two years.

A new 'Uber for Poop' in Senegal is creating competition to pick up waste from people’s homes

2018-12-28 12:12

A call centre would hold an auction where truck drivers compete to claim a resident's desludging request.

SIU won't relent in the face of pushback against Giyani corruption probe

2018-11-28 11:55

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.

SA soldiers to step in and rescue Vaal residents from sewage

2018-11-20 08:17

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 rally to fix municipal toilets

2018-11-05 07:22

Residents in Nkandla informal settlement in East London have taken it upon themselves to fix and clean their communal toilets.

Toilets not serviced for five years in East London's Khayelitsha

2018-10-23 05:18

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.

Sewage keeps taps running in Beaufort West

2018-08-21 08:18

Treated sewage effluent is keeping the taps running in drought-stricken Beaufort West.

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