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Since 1994, South Africa has made giant strides in eradicating bucket toilets and providing adequate and dignified sanitation. According to Stats SA, more than 80% of South African homes have access to adequate sanitation. In addition, 60% of households have access to the flush toilet, which is often regarded as the world’s gold standard for sanitation. While these statistics are laudable, many households still use unimproved sanitation facilities such as pit latrines and, even worse, some people resort to open defecation. Access to adequate sanitation also sharply varies across the country’s nine provinces with some lagging behind the national average.
Next-Generation Technology Fact Sheet
SASTEP is promoting non-conventional sanitation technology innovations that have the potential to transform the current sanitation paradigm. Innovation that promotes dignity and access is aspirational and addresses current and future sanitation challenges.