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Policy Name: free basic water Implementation Strategy 2007

Open Policy Document Open Policy Document
This document has been opened: 7 394 times to date.
Date Of Release: 01 Mar 2007
Date Of Expected Review: 01 Mar 2011
Date Last Updated: 20 Apr 2009
Policy Type: Strategies and Guidelines
Policy Level: National
Department: Department of Water Affairs: Water Services Policy and Strategy
Contact Name: Mbentse Bekubuhle / Ndlovu Siboniso
Phone Number: 012 336 7451 / 336 7391
Fax Number: 012 336 6560
Email: MbentseB@dwa.gov.za / Ndlovus2@dws.gov.za
Directorate: Water Services Policy & Strategy
Contact Name: Ngobeni Selina
Phone Number: (012) 336 8129
Fax Number: (012) 336 6560
Email: NgobeniS2@dwa.gov.za
Topics covered:
WS/WR Policies and Strategies
Policy Precis:

The Strategy as adopted in 2002 does not adequately deal with “gaining access” and maintaining access”. In this regard there has also been recent innovative thinking with regard targeting the poor in some of the municipalities e.g. the Joburg Social Package Policy which adopts this ‘three step’ approach.

Over the past three years there has, also been an increasing recognition of the fact that issues are different in different categories of district and local municipalities; the revised strategy and related implementation support tools need to demonstrate an improved appreciation of this reality.

This document includes much of the information from the previous strategy document as this is a continuation of one process. It also draws on experience gained over the 5 years since the free basic water policy was launched.

It is acknowledged that much of the ultimate responsibility for delivering free basic water rests with local government. However, they have to operate in a context which enables them to provide subsidised services effectively. This includes appropriate national subsidy arrangements and guidance and support from other spheres of government. This document therefore focuses mainly on how government can provide the context for the detailed implementation strategies of local government.


Section Summary

  Section Number Section Heading Section Description
1. summary The Strategy as adopted in 2002 does not adequately deal with “gaining access” and maintaining access”. In this regard there has also been recent innovative thinking with regard targeting the poor in some of the municipalities e.g. the Joburg Social Package Policy which adopts this ‘three step’ approach.

Over the past three years there has, also been an increasing recognition of the fact that issues are different in different categories of district and local municipalities; the revised strategy and related implementation support tools need to demonstrate an improved appreciation of this reality.

This document includes much of the information from the previous strategy document as this is a continuation of one process. It also draws on experience gained over the 5 years since the free basic water policy was launched.

It is acknowledged that much of the ultimate responsibility for delivering free basic water rests with local government. However, they have to operate in a context which enables them to provide subsidised services effectively. This includes appropriate national subsidy arrangements and guidance and support from other spheres of government. This document therefore focuses mainly on how government can provide the context for the detailed implementation strategies of local government.

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