The Right to Water & Sanitation

Monitoring and Evaluating the Progressive Realisation of the Right to Water and Sanitation in South Africa (People’s Guide)

Safe, clean drinking water as well as safe and hygienic sanitation is essential to human life. This working paper provides an evaluation of the right to water and sanitation in South Africa. By employing SPII’s 3 step Socio-Economic Rights Monitoring Tool methodology of applying policy analysis, budget or resource allocation and the development of indicators to monitor the level of enjoyment of this right as guaranteed in Section 27 of the Constitution The paper explores the content of the right and the obligations it places on the state. This is followed by an analysis of existing policy frameworks and legislation that regulates the right to water and sanitation in South Africa. The paper then analyses the resources allocated towards the attainment of the right within a human rights budget framework. Lastly, the paper evaluates impact indicators for the right to water and sanitation populated with data going back to 2002 (where possible).

Monitoring and Evaluating the Progressive Realisation of the Right to Water and Sanitation in South Africa

Safe, clean drinking water as well as safe and hygienic sanitation is essential to human life. This working paper provides an evaluation of the right to water and sanitation in South Africa. By employing SPII’s 3 step Socio-Economic Rights Monitoring Tool methodology of applying policy analysis, budget or resource allocation and the development of indicators to monitor the level of enjoyment of this right as guaranteed in Section 27 of the Constitution The paper explores the content of the right and the obligations it places on the state. This is followed by an analysis of existing policy frameworks and legislation that regulates the right to water and sanitation in South Africa. The paper then analyses the resources allocated towards the attainment of the right within a human rights budget framework.  The working paper was updated in 2017 to reflect the latest figures. Our updated paper, Working Paper 18: Monitoring and Evaluating the Progressive Realisation of the Right to Water and Sanitation in South Africa, can be downloaded here.

 

Vacancy: Organiser for The Budget Justice Coalition

The Budget Justice Coalition is looking for a part time Organiser to be appointed as a consultant. The location of the position would be preferably in Cape Town or Johannesburg.
The Budget Justice Coalition (the BJC) is a loose coalition of social justice not for profit organisations in South Africa, united in their common work to promote budget transparency at all three spheres of government and to advance the progressive realisation of the socio-economic rights contained in the Constitution and binding international treaties. The BJC is a feminist Coalition.

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