Course Content
Purpose of this course?
PURPOSE The purpose of the Sustainable Sanitation Management short learning course is to equip participants with relevant knowledge, as well as management, planning and implementation skills on Water and Sanitation Management. Participants from Water Services Authorities, Water and Sanitation Providers as well as all Water Users will thus be able to make informed decisions on the management of water and sanitation in municipalities and other affected areas. In addition, knowledge on the water and sanitation management will advance the implementation of National and Provincial Water and Sanitation policies of the Republic of South Africa.
This Certificate in Sustainable Sanitation Management programme will be offered at the University of Limpopo (TURFLOOP CAMPUS) and the programme will take 6 months to complete in a block release manner, and it is designed to meet the NQF 5 exit level descriptors.
Course Modules
Exit Level Requirements
Appropriate costing has been done by University of Limpopo Finance Division. This is imperative to ensure the viability of the programme.
It was during academic travels that the coordinator of the programme came into contact with the authors and contributors of the modules being promoted in this programme of Sustainable Sanitation Management.
About Lesson

The teaching staff will be sourced from University of Limpopo Schools in the Faculty of Science and Agriculture. Part-time lecturers in Public Services Entities or professionals as well as from other relevant agencies with leadership outside the university will be sourced based on need.  The CVs of these professionals have been obtained. The teaching staff from the University has identified to teach the Short Learning Course and have agreed to cope with the workload and will ensure that the quality of their assigned University programmes will not be compromised.








Academic Qualifications

Years of Experience (Academic and Industry Experience)

Mr. Fhatuwani Trevor Mulaudzi

Sanitation Safety Planning,  Public Health and Wastewater,  The Untapped Resource

Mr. Mulaudzi has over 20 years practical and technical experience in Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management. Before joining the University of Limpopo in January 2014, he was operating a successful Sanitation Business servicing corporate businesses such as AngloGold Ashanti, Harmony Mines, National Union of Mineworkers, Royal Bafokeng Nation, City Properties and Super Markets where his organization offered general cleaning services and the maintenance of Public Health and Hygiene Education. He is an avid campaigner and advocate for “better toilets for schools’ pupils” and thus his business also specialized in clean school toilets programmes.

Mr. Mulaudzi is a widely travelled Sanitation Engineer and in his travels around the world he has collaborated with Sanitation and Water Academics in universities in countries like South Korea, Sweden, Netherlands, Switzerland, Cambodia, and Vietnam as well in the USA, Russia and Great Britain.

B.Sc. Honors (Geology)

Academic: 4

Industry: 21

Ms Joyce Mashamba

Sanitation Safety Planning and Public health;

Ms T J Mashamba has been in the field of Public Health since 1986 while working at Elim Hospital and surrounding Clinics.


Community Engagement regarding Health Promotion Programmes has been at the center of her responsibilities since she joined the University of Limpopo, where six NGO’s from different Districts of Limpopo Province were trained on Disease prevention, focusing on communicable diseases and control of Health Risky Behaviors.

Ms Mashamba worked for Limpopo Province Planned Parenthood Association of South Africa as a Provincial Co-coordinator for Educators, Youth and Parents Training Programmes on Life Skills, Reproductive and Sexual Health risks and is presently responsible for Health Promotion Programme within the Public Health Department in the School of Health Care Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences since 2002.

Trained Educators on Life Skills and HIV course in collaboration with the Education Department in UL.

Exploring and popularizing the origins of Health Promotion through one of our modules in Health Promotion Programme is her responsibility, addressing

–          The need for supply of clean water;

–          Poor sanitation in different settings;

–          Poor Hygiene;

–          Poor ventilation

–          Overcrowding

–          Dangerous living and working conditions

–          Poor nutrition leading to poor bowel action.

Trained about 250 Health Promotion Practitioners from Mpumalanga for Diploma in Health Promotion and Certificate in Health Promotion, who are presently providing outstanding services in different health facilities within their province. More than 15 schools were launched as Health Promoting Schools.

Trained about 50 Health Promotion Practitioners from Botswana, 25 from North West Province and 12 from Gauteng Province. Most of them were found relevant to occupy higher positions in the present Government.

Trained about 240 Community Health Workers for Limpopo Province who are attached to Re-engineering of Primary Health Care Programme

Travelled to several African Countries including Harare, Uganda and Zambia to develop training skills including Curriculum Integration. Travelled to Penn Sylvania State University (USA) for Global Health Programme.

Obtained the following Degrees and Diplomas:

  1. Master of Public Health

Degree (MPH) (UL). 

     2.   B. Cur. Hons Degree(UP);

     3.   B. Cur (I et. A) in Education

           and Administration (UNIN);

     4.   Diploma in Midwifery

           (Nursing College);

     5.   Diploma in General Nursing               

           (Nursing College).

6.  Presently writing up for PhD in Health Sciences focusing on Health Promoting Schools Model, a setting where water and Sanitation is critical among learners and surrounding communities for Health Promotion.

She obtained several Certificates including:

–          Health Promoting Schools & Health promoting Hospitals programmes (UWC);

–          Current Thinking in Health Promotion(UWC);

–          Settings Approach in Health Promotion( UWC);

–          Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programmes (UWC).

–          “Problem Based Learning for Outcome Based Education” (University of Maastricht).

Life skills and Sexuality Education for HIV/AIDS and other reproductive Health conditions       ( Department of Health) 

Academic: 24 years

Industry: None

Years   : 1994 –  2014

Institution: Tshwane University of Technology.

Position : Part time Lecturer 

Responsibility: Teaching

• Occupational Health and Safety 

• Community Health Science

• Research Methodology and  


Years: 2002 to 2014

Institution: UL

Position: Lecturer

Responsibility: Diploma Health Promotion Course and Post Graduate Course Health Promotion.


Years: 2014 to date

Institution: UL

Position: Senior Lecturer


–          Health Promotion Under Graduate Modules  (MDIA022 & MPUA021)

–          Post Graduate Diploma Health Promotion.

–          Master of Public Health Modules.

UL/Penn State Collaboration and exchange Programme:

Responsibility: Global Health Minor Module for International Students since 2013. Six (6) students enrolled for the same Module from Penn Sylvania State University (USA) and will be hosted at UL for four weeks in the academic year, 2018.

Dr. Marubini Reuben Ramudzuli

Sustainable Sanitation Application and The Environment

DR MR Ramudzuli has over 30 years of academic teaching experience in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. He is more interested in the human impact on the environment. His teaching focus is mainly on Sustainable Resource Development and Management. The issue of sanitation is a component part of resource development. Besides teaching, Dr. Ramudzuli also pursues the academic research programmes in the field of sustainability. He is currently engaged in the study about sustainability of cattle dip tanks in the rural areas of Limpopo Province.


PhD in Geography, University of Pretoria.

Senior Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Studies.

Head of Department: Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Limpopo.

Academic: 30

Industry: None


Mr. Livhuwani Muligwe

Sanitation Management Today and in Future

Mr Muligwe Livhuwani started working as a teacher and lecturer in Anthropology and Community Development at the University of Venda as from 1996 to 2001. His roles was to lecture, mark scripts and supervise students enrolled for Development Studies in the Department of Human Sciences. Also lectured and supervised Developmental Studies Masters Students at TGSL (University of Limpopo)

In 2001, he was appointed to a program that was initiated by National Department of Local Government and supported by GTZ. The program was the establishment of the PIMS (Planning, Implementation and Management Support centres) to support municipalities and sector department to develop strategies, IDPs, SDFs and APPs. He was responsible for all the municipalities in Vhembe as the Manager of the centre. The roles and responsibilities assigned to the position were to capacitate and assist Municipalities, Traditional Councils and all Sectors of government to develop 5year strategies i.e.  IDPs, PMS, SDFs and LUMS, long term plans like 2030 G&D strategy, SDBIP (Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plans), Performance Management, Project Management, Local Economic Development, Stakeholder and Community participation. He was also tasked to co-ordinate sector plans that are component of the IDPs for the purpose of integrated planning between national and provincial departments at the district level i.e. NSDP and PGDS (then, now LDP) and alignment of IDPs, SDFs, 5 Year Strategic plans and APPs of national and provincial sector departments and parastatals.

He was also involved in various International and National programs, e.g. World Toilet Leaders Forum 2016, Project Consolidate, Crafting Municipal Local Government Strategic Agenda, CRDP, LDP and War against Poverty, Community Based Planning, and SPLUMA.

As from 2005 up to date, he was appointed as Integrated Development Planning Manager in Capricorn District Municipality and acted on Development Planning and Corporate Services departments Executive Director several times. He have also gathered enough policy, strategical, operational and management work experience in Development Planning for 18 years.

Obtained the following Degrees and Diplomas:

  • Municipal Finance
  • Master of Development(MDev)
  • Bachelor of Honors (Social Sciences)
  • University Education Diploma Bachelor of Arts
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Housing Policy
  • Development Diploma in Local Government Management

Academic: University of Venda and TGSL 5 years (5 Years)

q  Lecturing (Cultural Anthropology, Tourism, and Community Development)

q  Lecturing (Development Studies consisting of Integrated Development Planning and LED)

q  Assessing and moderation of Portfolio of Evidence

q  Conducting and Supervising of assignments and Masters research

Industry: 18 years

q  Development and compiling of training manuals(IDP training manual)

Mr. Martin Kafula Daka

Sanitation Management Today and in Future

Having gained diverse experience in the social sector and worked on various social programs with a strong inclination towards Community Development, Enterprise Development, Women Empowerment, Sanitation, Sexual and reproductive health interventions, Youth work and research. Martin has been involved in reaching vulnerable groups in different communities taking the lead in providing services like facilitating Training needs assessments, Sanitation Safety Planning, Income Generating Activities (Self Help projects), outreach, reproductive health and hygiene education, Gender mainstreaming, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation and organizational development of community based organizations.

He is a Zambia JICA Fellowship Association (ZAJIFA) Executive Committee member, an affiliate of the South African Water and Sanitation Academy (SAWASA), Limpopo Sanitation Association and also Young African Leaders Initiative – Regional Leadership Centre for Southern Africa alumni from the UNISA School of Business Leadership.

Having 12 years’ experience, Martin has been able to initiate and manage programs, is a trainer of trainers (ToT) as well as a researcher with credible competence in Organizational Development and financial management.

As a trainer, Martin has experience in facilitating Strategic Planning, Sanitation Safety Planning, Entrepreneurship Training, Gender Equality, Sanitation Health, Behavioural Change Counselling), Anti-Retroviral Therapy Adherence, Paediatric ART, Child Counselling, Theatre for Development (Puppetry) and therefore has acquired vast skills in the facilitation of social change.

Martin has furthermore worked as a freelance Research Assistant for the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project under Ministry of Local Government and Housing in 5 districts of Lusaka and Southern Provinces of Zambia investigating the readiness of the selected communities to pilot the concept of Water for Productive Use that was being integrated in the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation strategy.

Currently Chief Executive Officer and proprietor of Ukadzipalile Integrated Project an NGO implementing Education for Sustainable Development programs in Zambia.


Academic: None

Industry: 12 Years

Mr. Thomas Shabalala

Faecal Sludge Management and Urine Harvesting

Thomas Shabalala is a Graduate of University of Limpopo, having obtained BSc in Community Water Services and Sanitation in 2015. Same year he was part of the participants/ delegates of the 3rd World Toilet Leaders forum hosted by World Toilet Association in Suwon, South Korea. During that event he presented on zero waste generation through harvesting humane (Faeces and Urine), for Rural Agricultural development. His focus was and it’s still Limpopo. Having eye witnessed poor sanitation statuses of Limpopo Schools, he started creating zero waste business plans. Voluntarily joining Inginga BIED to increase knowledge on business plan development and how to build joint ventures in rural communities and change their perception towards waste management at large. His lecture related class research while he was a student was funded after he graduated.  The project seek to understand willingness of the university students and nearby communities to use dry sanitation facilities and consider not waste as waste but as a resource to uplift and solve economic, social; environmental (agriculture); and renewable resources conundrums in South Africa by starting with Limpopo province.

As he was a student he realized a lot can be obtained from sustainable waste management. He dedicated himself to be a waste angel; to clean up the conundrums we are in as a county. His mission and visions are in human waste for human wealth.

He worked as Dry Sanitation Research Assistant and Coordinator.  He again worked for Obsidian Health as a Product Specialist. All in all he has an approximately 2 years of experience in Water and Sanitation as an Assistant and Researcher. His ambition is to study more in human waste, and he is conditionally accepted to study MSc in Sanitation at UNESCO-IHE, Delft, Netherlands.

Obtained the following Degree and Certificates:

B.Sc. Community Water Services and Sanitation, 2015

Academic: 2 years

Industry: None

Mr. John Maphori

Faecal Sludge Management and Urine Harvesting

Mr. John Maphori is a graduate in B.Sc. in Community Water Services and Sanitation which he completed in 2016. He has been actively involved in few water related projects as he was temporary a water assessor at Rofika Water and Ice company in the year, 2016. He was responsible for the quality of the water assessment to determine if the water is of good quality for human consumption. He is currently involved in a dry sanitation research project that aims to promote dry sanitation in the University of Limpopo and expand to Limpopo province and eventually South Africa at large. He is the   research Coordinator, facilitator and administrator for the dry sanitation project and has recently, together with his mentor, Mr. Trevor Mulaudzi, developed a short learning programme that’s aims at equipping     students and workers in the field of sanitation management with the necessary skills and knowledge to eradicate the water and sanitation calamities that the world at large is facing.

Obtained the following Degrees and Certificates:

·         Bachelor’s Degrees in Community water Services and Sanitation, 2016

·         Certificate of Participation in the LGEi Start-Up Programme in Sanitation, Water and Resource Management

Academic: 1 Year

Industry: 1 Year


The need for external staff members is because these members have extensive knowledge of sanitation management as they are in the public services entities and they have a lot to offer based on their leadership qualities. The quality of the programme will be maintained because the external members have previously worked in an academic environment or have been actively involved in programmes that promotes educational developments and they will be aligned with the university standard through the mentorship and assistant of the internal staff members.

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