Remove Water From the Marketplace

Water has long been an issue of social delivery struggles across South Africa. The right to water is a socioeconomic right enshrined in the Constitution. However, it remains a paper right. In spite of the 6 kl of free water for households, access to water has been...

Water Struggles From Johannesburg and Beyond

By Dale T. McKinleyIt’s been five years since residents of the poor community of Phiri (Soweto) were first confronted with the practical consequences of the City of Johannesburg’s corporatisation and commodification (read: privatisation) of water delivery. That was...

Water – The Next Crisis

By Jeff RudinSouth Africa has made remarkable achievements in providing safe drinking water to people, and in ensuring that there is sufficient water for energy generation and for the growth of the industrial, mining, agricultural and other economic sectors. But it...

Water: A Crisis in Free-Fall

By Jeff RudinStreet protests have become an almost daily occurrence in recent times. Water figures prominently amongst the triggers of such public anger. A complex of inter-related political, financial and technical factors are involved. In this the second part of his...

DA: Delivering Drops of Water

By Jeff RudinIt’s a shame that the provision of water is made into a football to be kicked about by opportunist politicians in the pursuit of the so-called coloured vote, and that the real scandal of anti-poor measures imposed by the DA in the Western Cape goes...