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eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS), the municipal entity responsible for providing sanitation services to Durban and its surrounds, has co-invented and piloted an inexpensive, mobile, containerised technology, called LaDePa (Latrine Dehydration Pasteurisation) that can convert pit latrine and other sludge into a usable, pasteurized, dry product, beneficial for all agricultural. By utilising inexpensive, simple and robust mechanics this technology not only addresses the five major technical challenges of sludge management, but also address some environmental and socio-economic challenges in the communities where pit latrines are encountered.

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