Replacing pit latrines in KZN 'a bit of a challenge'

Replacing pit latrines in KZN 'a bit of a challenge'

The Department of Basic Education says pit latrines are mainly found in KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and Limpopo. Director-general Hubert Mweli says replacing the unsafe systems with reticulated toilets has been a bit of a challenging exercise.

Pit toilet

"There are parts of our country as it is true in the world where running warter is a problem and borehole do not offer sustainable provision of water. 

"We are now battling with the situation where we now have to move schools to toilets to find solutions."

The government's renovated 2 400 schools since President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Sanitation Appropriate for Education initiative five years ago.

The aim is to fix 3,398 schools with infrastructure problems.

Mweli says there aren't any schools that have zero sanitation facilities.

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