Not Just A Waste Collector

Not Just A Waste Collector

Toilet business: More than an just excretion system

If cleanliness is next to Godliness, then there’s no God in most school toilets and other public structures. Despite their essential services, toilets’ worth is undermined by ungrateful users who disregard and leave them messy after relieving themselves.

This is what inspired Fhatuwani Trevor Mulaudzi to write about politics of public toilets in his book, African Toilet & Sanitation Dialogue. His aim is to change the way people use public toilets, and how to exploit toilets business to create jobs and make money. If some entrepreneurs in China managed to use human faeces to generate cooking gas, surely we too can come to the party.

Fhatuwani Mulaudzi’s research and discussion about ‘the most private room’ could be mindful. He’s a geologist and a lecturer at University of Limpopo at the Water and Sanitation Faculty. His work was published by CEM Publishers – the brainchild of Soweto-born Eunice Rakhale-Molefe. The book is available at Xarra Book store.