SASTEP is currently having 3 demonstration projects in the City of Johannesburg metro. These demonstrations have successfully provided dignified sanitation to the communities they have been serving for the past two to three years.
IMESA conference was hosted at Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg from 2-4 November 2022. The conference had a theme “Adapting to our Changing World”
A handover ceremony was held on Tuesday, 25 October 2022, to officially hand over the new Arumloo and Dewdrop treatment system sanitation facilities to Bakerville Primary School.
For this newsletter, we had a conversation with the MD of Prana Consulting Refilwe Lesufi. Prana has been operating since 2011 and is 100% women-owned and a Level 1 BBBEE Civil Engineering consulting firm.
A clean flushing toilet is a gold standard that everyone aspires to. Often at times, some people must settle for alternative sanitation solutions that are not aspirational as a flush toilet. Informal settlements, schools and villages around the country are subjected to these undesirable forms of sanitation in the form of pit latrines, bucket toilets and chemical toilets. This is mainly due to the unavailability of sewer infrastructure, the difficulty in putting up such infrastructure in such areas and the cost associated with building new sewer networks.
SASTEP held a seminar to celebrate National Women’s Day on 10 August 2022. The seminar focused on the experiences of women in sanitation, as both leaders and learners in sanitation innovation. The webinar attracted 80 participants from across the sanitation value chain and different parts of the world.
WISA Conference brings together experts from a wide range of disciplines to meet, discuss, plan for and present solutions for a sustainable water future in the South African Region. Water is one of the greatest challenges facing South Africa, so governments, stakeholders, partners, and public and private sector participants come together to find innovative ways of managing water to ensure a sustainable and robust water supply for our growing urban populations. The SASTEP team attended presentations, networked with colleagues, and hosted two workshops and three presentations as well as exhibited at the WRC stand.