President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched a plan to improve sanitation in rural schools. The programme led by the Basic Education Department follows the deaths of two children. They drowned in school pit latrines in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape. About four-thousand schools across the country still use pit toilets.

Those living in rural areas, in the Eastern Cape, have welcomed the president’s plan to eradicate unsafe pit toilets in schools. Many children say they would rather head to the bush than use pit latrines which some believe are degrading.

Source: SABC Digital News