In this 2021 article, Water and Sanitation deputy minister Dikeledi Magadzi calls on all companies that are not members of the Strategic Water Partners Network ( to sign up. This shared value initiative helps to ensure efficient, equitable and sustainable water supply and access.


In this 2021 article, Chetan Mistry, strategy and marketing manager for Africa at Xylem, says that sustainability comes in many forms, and companies rightly prioritise environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in their strategies. However, he points out that they focus to such an extent on energy that they forget about water, which is the most valuable resource on the planet. To find out how we can conserve this resource most effectively,

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According to this City Press article, the level of sanitation services provided in informal settlements falls far short of the Constitutional Mandate pertaining to basic human rights

This 2018 article about World Toilet Day points out that six out of every 10 people in the world (about 4.5 billion) do not have a toilet at home or one that hygienically disposes of waste. Access to proper sanitation is vital for human dignity. As this 2019 article points out, for learners, a safe and clean toilet is as necessary as a textbook.

Nhlanhla Mnisi examines the reasons for water scarcity in South Africa, concurring with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that it is not solely rooted in the physical availability of water but in unbalanced power relations, poverty and inequality.

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