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World Toilet Summit

By Sapa | Mar 16, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 29 ]

South Africa will host the 12th annual World Toilet Summit in Durban in December

The SA Toilet Organisation (Sato) said on Friday that the summit, a World Toilet Organisation (WTO) event, is expected to attract over 1,000 delegates and exhibitors to Durban.

It will focus on human rights and health and hygiene.

SATO and the WTO aim to improve the quality of human life and to ensure dignity through the provision of adequate sanitation solutions for all people.

“It is estimated that up to 2.6 billion people throughout the world do not have access to proper sanitation,” the statement said.

Children under the age of five are particularly vulnerable as a result of inadequate sanitation.

“Every 15 seconds a child under the age of five years dies from a diarrhoea-related illness. In a modern society this would be deemed unacceptable, yet millions of African children face this disease every day,” said Alfie Heeger, founder of Sato.

The summit would not only highlight the problems associated with a lack of toilets, but would also adopt resolutions to achieve sanitation goals, he said.

“Access to water and sanitation by all Africans is no longer a debatable issue, but a fundamental human right.” 

The summit will focus on the sanitation-related problems facing Africa and the plight of 600 million African people, mostly women and children, who do not have access to proper toilet facilities.

About 11% of the world’s population remains without access to safe drinking water, and billions are without sanitation facilities. 


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Oh this is classic. Come to the land of the open toilets for a conference on sanitation. HA HA HA HA. That will keep me laughing all weekend.

Mar 16, 2012 2:3 | 0 replies

"TOILET SUMMIT" Hahahaha. when are we gonna have anus and penis summit?

Mar 16, 2012 2:56 | 0 replies

@Mbeva - and Zuma can co-host in Viljoenskroon.

Any - Durbans beachfront facade is marvelous - however step into one of the back streets and alleys and you have to hold your breath and scoot. Can't blame the city council though.

Mar 16, 2012 3:1 | 0 replies

willows: Those ones would be self-erecting.

Mar 16, 2012 3:2 | 0 replies

lol any summit will do even the toilet summit, lol jeer politicians really have no brainer jobs, btw does anyone know how many heads of states are coming to the toilet?

Mar 16, 2012 3:21 | 0 replies

The guest speaker of the summmit will the one and the only,Julius Malema,hahahahaha

Mar 16, 2012 3:38 | 0 replies

It's going to be so hot at this summit.. The sh!t is going to hit the fan!!!

Mar 16, 2012 3:38 | 0 replies

And toilet training for the anal-retentive

Crackpots in our cabinet

Mar 16, 2012 3:41 | 0 replies

......HiHiHi seeing Mzansi want to "chair everything...COP17/AU etc it should be very easy to put up a candidate for this one...our very own "toilet Gogo" Winnie Madikizela Mandela....Round of applause for her bloggers!!!!

....nice toilet seat to chair!!!!

Mar 16, 2012 3:46 | 0 replies

Toilet Summit in a toilet country with a toilet government always talking toilet sh!t

Mar 16, 2012 3:49 | 0 replies


Mar 16, 2012 3:51 | 0 replies