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The 13 government-owned Water Boards play a key role in the South African water sector. They operate dams, bulk water supply infrastructure, some retail infrastructure and some wastewater systems.
Some also provide technical assistance to municipalities. As ofTCTA has developed or is developing six other dam and bulk water supply projects throughout the country, including the Berg River Dam.
TCTA sells bulk water to the government, represented by the Department of Water as the owner of the Water Boards that treat the water and sell it on to municipalities and mines.
TCTA uses these revenues mainly to repay the debt it has raised to finance its infrastructure, its operating costs and to pay royalties to the government of Lesotho. South Africa has a fairly strong research and training infrastructure in the water sector.
The Water Research Commission WRC supports water research and development as well as the building of a sustainable water research capacity in South Africa.
It serves as the country's water-centred knowledge 'hub' leading the creation, dissemination and application of water-centred knowledge, focusing on water resource management, water-linked ecosystems, water use and waste management and water utilisation in agriculture.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa DBSA is an important player in the water and sanitation sector, both as a financier and as an advisor and project promoter.
South Africa has a vibrant civil society, comprising a large number of non-governmental organisations NGOs with very diverse goals, membership and methods. On the one hand, civil society includes militant so-called "new social movements" that sprang up after the end of Apartheid, such as the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign formed in and the shack dweller organisation Abahlali baseMjondolo formed in They fight water cut-offs for non-payment and are engaged in "mass popular appropriation" of water services.
These groups claim to represent the poorest and most oppressed people in South Africa. On the other hand, civil society in South Africa includes the Mvula trust which has disbursed over R million to water services programmes and projects and has provided services to over a million South Africans who previously did not have access to either water or sanitation services.
It is specialised in implementing and supporting the delivery of water services in rural and peri-urban areas through community management, the establishment of community based water services providers and supporting local authorities to create an enabling environment for sustainability.
The number of civil engineers in municipalities has declined from 20 perinhabitants in to 2. This intransparent process puts party loyalty ahead of competence and demoralises public service employees, according to a study by the Human Sciences Research Council.
Skilled staff are concentrated at the national and provincial levels, but there is a skills deficit at the municipal level. South Africa does not have a unified civil service, so that there are no uniform standards for hiring and promotion at the municipal level.
According to the study, there is also a high level of turnover of middle and senior managers in the civil service, due to stressful working conditions and opportunities for qualified professionals in the private sector. There have been a number of controversies on policies in the sectors, including about private sector participation, which was introduced in the mids, the practice of cutting off water or installing flow restrictors for those who do not pay their bills, and the installation of pre-paid meters.
To that end, the Community Water Supply and Sanitation Program was created to target key areas for instituting water and sanitation systems, and the National Sanitation Program was established to increase the rate of distribution of water and sanitation services.
Among those rights are the section 24 a right to an environment that is not harmful to health or well-being, and the section 27 1 b right to sufficient water. Higher water tariffs and rigorous cut-offs for non-payment, or flow reductions through the installation of "tricklers" that allow only a very limited flow of water, imposed hardships on the poorest.
The Act also modified the role of Water Boards, providing a clear legal definition of the functions of Water Boards and municipalities.
Water Boards have historically been the only bulk water providers. Municipalities were obliged to buy water through them. The Act allowed municipalities to develop their own bulk water supply infrastructure or to buy bulk water from providers other than Water Boards.
Conversely it also allowed Water Boards to provide retail water services at the request of municipalities. The funding for improvements to water and sanitation systems would come from the national government via the Municipal Infrastructure Grant MIG or Equitable Shares, or via local revenue collection.
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