Water provision in Nyanga: the community needs to be on board

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Nomdo, Y.D.Davids, D.Sanchez-Betancourt
KEYWORDS: CAPE TOWN, INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS, WATER SERVICE DELIVERY
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-april-june-2018/water-provision-in-nyanga
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10549

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Abstract

Access to safe water is a basic human right, but not a given in many of South Africa's informal settlements. The drought in Cape Town and a fast-growing population put further pressure on the city to provide water in places like Nyanga where the community often takes to the streets to protest about poor service delivery. Bringing city officials and community members together, the HSRC and a local NGO explored how better community engagement could improve water provision.