Water and Sanitaiton hosts public consultations in Piketberg, 31 Jan

DWS to host public consultations on draft policy on services provision on privately owned land in Piketberg

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) in the Western Cape invites members of the media to attend public consultations on the draft policy on Water and Sanitation provision on Privately Owned Land to be hosted on Tuesday, 31 January 2023 at Piketberg (West Coast)

The purpose of the consultations is to obtain inputs from all parties interested and affected by the provision of water and sanitation services provided on privately owned land.

The Draft Water and Sanitation Services on Privately-owned Land policy was gazetted recently following the decision of the court which directed that “persistent failure to provide the farm dwellers/occupiers and labour tenants who are residing within areas of their jurisdiction with access to basic sanitation, sufficient water and collection of refuse is inconsistent with the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa”.

Source: Government of South Africa