South Africa is introducing a new ‘water transformation bill’

South Africa is introducing a new ‘water transformation bill’

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South Africa’s water department will propose a bill to eliminate “glaring inequalities” in the industry and draft new conservation regulations.
While the National Water Act sought to transform the sector, “95% of the licensed water volume is still in the hands of white commercial farmers, leaving 5% currently allocated to emerging black farmers,” Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu told lawmakers in Cape Town Tuesday.
“As we talk about transformation of land ownership, we should understand that land ownership with no access to water will take us nowhere.”
The country’s mines aren’t complying with their water-license conditions, while non-payment for services “is a perennial problem,” Vandalism and theft is also on the rise, Sisulu said.

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