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Durban water and sanitation policies, projects and politics, 1 September

The political economy of water management: Neoliberalism and social resistance in South Africa
by Patrick Bond, Senior Professor of Development Studies and director of the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Presented to the CCS Seminar, Durban water and sanitation policies, projects and politics 1 September 2014

Power Point presentation by Gcina Makoba

Date: Monday, 1 September 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenters: Gcina Makoba and Patrick Bond

Topic: According to the world's main elite water institute, in Stockholm, "eThekwini Water & Sanitation (EWS), serving the Durban metropolitan area in South Africa, has been named the 2014 winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award, for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation services." The award, given to EWS in early September, is ironic, because continuing water, sanitation and sewage crises affect the entire city (even the beachfront). Communities from Inanda to South Durban and beyond have registered strong grievances about municipal water policies and practices. These range from discriminatory (anti-poor) pricing and service standards, to bulk water supply, river health and climate resilience.

Presenters: Gcina Makoba is a CCS Brutus Community Scholar and an Inanda organiser on water, sanitation and solid waste. Patrick Bond is CCS director, a South Durban resident, and co-author of a forthcoming book on South African water politics.

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