oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - The free basic water supply policy : how effective is it in realising the right?
Extracted from text ... ESR Review ? Vol 3 No 1 18 T he Constitution places a duty on all three spheres of govern- ment to realise the right of access to water by acting in part- nership with one another. While the national government is required to establish a national framework to ensure the realisation of this right, local government must play the critical role of ensuring delivery of water to all. The right of access to water can be seen to place two interrelated but distinct obligations on the State: 1. It must ensure that all people have physical access to ..
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