SAHRC looking into KZN water crisis

Water Tap. AFP/Franck Fife

DURBAN - The issue of little to no access to water remains a day-to-day challenge for many communities and businesses around KwaZulu-Natal.

The South African Human Rights Commission will hold an inquiry on access to water in the province.

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In recent years, the provincial government has been swamped with water access challenges from various districts in the province.

The SAHRC says most municipality's responses to the complaints are inadequate as they're unable to provide appropriate and sustainable solutions to those affected.

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It says the crisis is a violation of the basic human right to access sufficient clean water.

The Commission is asking those affected to make submissions which can help the investigation.

The inquiry will start on 4 July.


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