oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Considering sustainability when evaluating the right to water as a scarce natural resource right in the African Charter : conference paper

Volume 11, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Many Africans struggle daily to get the minimum amount of water they need for daily household and sanitation use. Africa is the second-driest continent in the world, and water is a scarce and limited natural resource. This is partly because of the uneven distribution of water and the lack of proper management of existing supplies (UNWater / Africa, 2006: 3-4).

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