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Exploring the issues around rural on-site school sanitation in South Africa
Expanded Title:This document represents a preliminary exploration of school sanitation in South Africa as part of the study titled "Evaluating the design of existing rural school sanitation infrastructure and developing a model and guidelines for optimal design" which is being conducted by Partners in Development on behalf of the Water Research Commission. This document explores the background and status of school sanitation in South Africa and its legal environment and looks at best practice for the design of facilities and choice of systems and technologies. What this exploration revealed was the fact that the failure or success of infrastructure is fundamentally linked to the needs, resources, attitudes and beliefs of management and the users of school sanitation, and that any attempt to improve the status quo must come from a perspective of a “total solution” which addresses all of these elements coherently. While this document touches on how infrastructure interfaces with user needs and the implications for management, a careful review of models for management and user education is planned as the study progresses. It is clear that addressing these three elements – infrastructure, management and education – together is vital in order to expect that any intervention might succeed.
Date Published:01/06/2015
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Wastewater Management - Domestic, Sanitation - Waterborne sanitation, Sanitation - Hygiene
Document Keywords:Health, Society
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:2381/P/15
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0682-7
Authors:Louton B; Still DA; Pearson I; Sitholimela G; Mphahlele T; Shaylor E
Project No:K5/2381
Originator:WRC
Organizations:Partners in Development; Watsup; Bashomi; Tshwane University of Technology; Amanz’ abantu Services (Pty) Ltd
Document Size:2 207 KB
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