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A Framework for Sanitation Governance in South African Municipalities
Expanded Title:This study was initiated to respond to the recommendations from a WRC study which concluded that poor sanitation governance was responsible for the slow progress in the eradication of basic sanitation backlog from all settlements, especially in dense urban informal settlements and rural communities. The main goal of this study was to develop a framework for effective sanitation governance that would provide the South African Local Government with tools for the implementation of good sanitation governance in order to ensure accountability to citizens through the building of appropriate stakeholder forums, facilitation of partnerships for sustainable sanitation service delivery that involve municipal councils, service providers, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). The review of international experience of sanitation governance showed that most Sub-Saharan countries were faced with a huge challenge of weak sanitation governance which contributed to the slow progress in the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for access to sanitation. South Africa was in a better position than most of its African counterparts because it has a policy and legislative framework that makes provision for implementation of good governance as a part of developmental local government agenda. The weak governance that characterized the majority of municipalities could be attributed to poor provincial government oversight and ineffective national regulation of the sanitation sector.
Date Published:01/06/2015
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Sanitation - Waterborne sanitation, Sanitation - Hygiene
Document Keywords:Policy and regulation, Water Quality
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:TT 629/15
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0680-3
Authors:Mjoli NP
Project No:K5/2206
Originator:WRC
Organizations:Hlathi Development Services
Document Size:514 KB
Attachments:TT 629 TOOLKIT.pdf
TT 629 TOOLKIT.xlsx
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