Pit toilets a priority, says Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the private sector to heed the call to improve South Africa’s schooling infrastructure. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the private sector to heed the call to improve South Africa's schooling infrastructure.

He was speaking at a fundraising dinner for his foundation in Cape Town.

This follows issues over school safety in the last few days.

Four pupils were killed when a walkway collapsed at a high school in Vanderbijlpark last week.

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But there's an urgent priority task to be tackled, and that's to help eradicate pit latrines in schools.

In the State of the Nation Address, Ramaphosa revealed that 4,000 schools still don't have proper ablution facilities.

Government hopes to eradicate this problem over the next three years.

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eNCA

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