The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion

The Citizen (KZN) - - Pit Toilet Death Ruling -

►“Some of the other schools in our vil­lage now have bet­ter toi­lets, but it cost my son’s life for the de­part­ment to act,” said James Komape.

►But the coun­try’s pit toi­let sit­u­a­tion was far from re­solved.

►Ac­cord­ing to Equal Ed­u­ca­tion, there are cur­rently 6 089 schools with plain pit la­trines on the premises. Of those schools, 3 710 have only pit la­trines with no al­ter­na­tives.

►The provin­cial break­down is:

►Eastern Cape: 1

►587 Free State: 127

►Gaut­eng, North­ern Cape and West­ern Cape: 0

►KwaZulu-Natal: 1 272

►Lim­popo: 472

►Mpumalanga: 107

►North West: 145

►Sec­tion27 and Equal Ed­u­ca­tion look set to have another court bat­tle, since the Lim­popo ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment has yet to com­plete an or­dered au­dit into pit la­trines at schools.

►The re­place­ment of pit la­trines at all schools in SA has been costed at nearly R10 bil­lion by Min­is­ter Angie Mot­shekga.

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