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National Water and Sanitation Master Plan

28 November 2019

The Water and Sanitation Master Plan, developed by the Department of Water and Sanitation, is described as “a plan intended to guide the water sector with investment planning for the development of water resources and the delivery of water and sanitation services over the horizon until 2030, and beyond”. It also identifies key actions in the water sector and allocates roles and responsibilities to all in the water sector, from the various tiers of government, the private sector and other stakeholders for the implementation of the plan.

The Master Plan is composed of three volumes:

More information on the Water and Sanitation Master Plan is available on the Department of Water and Sanitation’s website.

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Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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