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.

R1.9bn toilet tender: Gauteng government seeks answers from municipality

2019-07-03 22:59

Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile has formally written a letter to Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina after an investigative report exposed how the metro spent R1.9bn on a toilet tender.

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.

Bill Gates is so obsessed with redesigning the world's toilets — he brought a jar of poop onstage in Beijing to prove it

2018-11-18 17:14

Bill Gates is spending $400 million to fund research into a new kind of toilet that doesn't require a sewer system.

This company says it can solve school toilet problems in six weeks flat – then turn a profit on their urine

2018-07-30 09:31

Urine collected from schools can be turned int tons of fertiliser, LiquidGold says, making for a self-contained system for waterless – unisex – urinals.

Minister's head should roll over pit latrine deaths

2018-03-22 08:03

The truth is that the will was never there to replace pit latrines. We live in a country where little children drown in faeces at school and the minister remains in her position with yet more empty promises, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Dry flushing the key to minister’s sanitation revolution

2015-05-21 14:32

If you haven’t heard of “dry flushing” before, you had better learn fast. This is a buzzword of Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane in her pledge to champion a “sanitation revolution” in the country.

Limpopo school toilets 'scary places'

2014-01-31 13:09

In Limpopo pupils are forced to go to the bush rather than endangering their health by using dilapidated and overflowing pit toilets at schools.

How not to sh*t in the desert

2012-02-28 00:00

The Leave No Trace movement teaches that everything we take into the wilderness, we must take back out. And that means EVERYTHING.


Russia is installing toilets in the wildly expensive NATO killer T-14 supertanks it can't afford

2019-03-10 15:10

Russia can't actually afford its powerful T-14 tanks, but apparently that's not stopping it from upgrading them with with toilets in an usual upgrade.

Sibasa Clinic toilets fixed as Vhembe cleaners remain unpaid

2018-12-13 11:02

Sibasa clinic in Makwarela, outside Thohoyandou, now has four toilets that are in working order. Maintenance workers in the Vhembe district, however, remain unpaid.

This viral Facebook page just posts pictures of 'threatening' toilets

2018-10-30 06:14

Some of the pictures are very scary.

Women may get standing-style urinals in SA malls following a successful trial

2018-07-30 06:23

Schoolgirls who tried standing urinals are almost universally fans – and now may find its way into taxi ranks and malls too.

Patricia de Lille says providing full-flush toilets to informal settlements is difficult legally

Full-flush toilets can often not be installed in informal settlements that are built on private land or have overhead electricity wires, says Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. Watch to find out why.

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Indian officials to track toilet use

2015-01-05 10:12

For a month, officials will report on the usage of toilets in rural India with the help of mobile phones, tablets and iPads.

How safe are pit latrines?

2013-03-22 08:44

Poorly designed latrines can pollute the drinking water and put the public at risk of health problems.

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