Demonstration of malodor counteractant in schools and household toilets

The South African Sanitation Technology Enterprise Programme (SASTEP) aims to transform the South African sanitation landscape through fostering and facilitating the adoption of innovative sanitation technologies and solution that are appropriate in the South African context.

The SASTEP model involves working with commercial partners and other strategic stakeholders to remove barriers that hinder uptake and adoption of relevant technologies, creating a platform to demonstrate, commercialize and industrialize these technologies and solutions such that can address the country’s sanitation needs, create jobs and contribute to GDP.

Malodour counteractant – Organico has been licensed and sold in South Africa by Amka. The product was developed through funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The purpose of this call is to assess the impact of odour on toilet use and the efficacy of the use of a malodor counteractant in to improve toilet use experience in schools and household toilets.

Any technical queries should be directed to the SASTEP Programme Manager, Mr Akin Akinsete on

Any submission and admin related queries should be directed to Mr Alpheus Sebolaaneng on

Telephone: 065 889 1493

The terms of reference can be found on the WRC website:

The proposal must be submitted on the BMS portal no later than Friday, 10 December 2021 using the attached BMS guideline by the close of business (16h00).
Late applications will not be considered.

For queries regarding the BMS upload, you can contact the BMS support team on


Applicants should download the questionnaire from the WRC website (The Calls are on WRC Website under Proposals > Research Opportunities > Open and Special Calls, ) Completed questionnaire to be submitted to: by no later than Tuesday, 28th February 2023 by the close of business (16h00). Late applications will not be considered.


Email Submissions:
Queries: Akin Akinsete –