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In the pipeline: state has a year to replace pit latrines at 1,549 schools

Initiative to accelerate the provision of proper toilets, with a R2.4bn budget, is expected to reach its goal by March

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Implementing agents are racing against the clock to replace pit latrines with proper sanitation facilities at 1,549 schools by the end of March next year.

David van der Westhuijzen, deputy director-general for infrastructure in the department of basic education, told parliament on Tuesday night that the construction of toilets at 1,945 more schools had reached practical completion.

These facilities are being built through the Sanitation Appropriate for Education (Safe) initiative which was launched in August 2018 to accelerate the provision of proper toilets in schools...

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