Question NW2104 to the Minister of Basic Education

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23 July 2018 - NW2104

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Bucwa, Ms H to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What (a) number of schools in each province currently have (i) non-ventilated pit latrine toilets and (ii) ventilated improved pit latrine toilets and (b) is the name of each school in each case; (2) whether the toilets at any of the specified schools are scheduled to be upgraded; if so, (a) on what date and (b) what are the further relevant details in this regard?


1. The requested information resides with Provincial Education Departments (PEDs). The honourable member is advised to request this information directly from the provinces through the Legislatures.

2. Department of Basic Education (DBE) is working with Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) for the eradication of pit latrines. At this point DBE has 402 projects under construction and a further 102 projects are in the pipeline to be completed this financial year. The Department is consulting with the Presidency and will in due course release further information in relation to provincial undertakings, private undertaking and additional resources which may become available. Once this process is completed the department will provide information on the affected schools and timelines.

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