As many as 15 political parties are vying for power, including the SACP, which will be contesting elections for the first time in its history.
It's easy to take a toilet for granted - lock the door, do your business, flush when finished, and forget all about it. But for 2.3 billion people worldwide - almost one in three - such a normal part of daily life is out of reach.
Thousands of families across Free State have to "look at toilets they are unable to use".
When people are motivated and driven, progress can be made at lightning speed. Forty-three years ago, Martin Cooper made
Early last year, a schoolboy named Wahiba slurped down a bowl of watery porridge in his school in the slum of Kibondemaji
The DA will be grilling Minister Angie Motshekga in Parliament over the "shocking learning conditions".
The much-awaited 'back to school' week is upon us - the school bags are packed, the lunchboxes are made, and the obligatory photos of children looking cute in their uniforms have been uploaded to social media.
everybody banner We all do it, up to eight times a day - many of us more - and yet it is still taboo to talk about our need to go to the toilet. It is a problem that we are all facing - there are not enough public toilets. However, it is a problem that the elderly, disabled, chronically ill and parents with children are facing all the more frequently - there are not enough accessible public toilets.
We believe there should be #noshame in periods and that we can all help remove the stigma and embarrassment, making life easier for women and girls everywhere, by talking openly about the issue.
A girl drinks water from the village handpump in Bhikampur, Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India. WaterAid/Mansi Thapliyal This