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Residents plead for government to address pit toilets

Bushbuckridge is a sanitation timebomb. Just 8.2% of its 500,000 residents have access to proper toilets. The rest are forced to use pit toilets, which contaminate the region’s water, and raise the risk of cholera outbreaks. Residents in the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality in Mpumalanga have pleaded with government to address the high number of unhealthy pit toilets in the area, and instances of numerous households having to share one long-drop with each other. Bushbuckridge has...