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South Africa: South Africa Commits to Provide Clean Water and Dignified Services
Source: www.dwa.gov.za
Source Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement, Institution and HR Management, Internet Governance
Country: South Africa
Created: May 18, 2017

President Zuma addressed the Summit in his capacity as a member of the United Nations High Level Panel on Water. 

The Summit was attended by representatives from United Nations and its agencies, water experts, civil society organisations, water entities, Ministers from the African continent amongst others. 

In the realisation of Agenda 2030, Minister of Water and Sanitation Ms Nomvula Mokonyane said, South Africa need to implement its National Development Plan, especially the issues around water and Sanitation. She added that water and sanitation issues cannot be separated from each other as they are mutually dependent on each other. 

Furthermore, Minister Mokonyane said that two months ago South Africa presented the policy on sanitation, the first ever policy to focus on sanitation issues not only from a cleanliness point of views but also an important enabler of restoring ones dignity. 

South Africa is also in the process of completing its master plan on water and sanitation, which will assist us to realise Sustainable Development Goals to realize and promote people’s human rights as enshrined in the constitution. 
“It is our considered view that no one should ever drink dirty and unhealthy water. Here today, we reiterate our commitment of ensuring that every South African has access to clean water and dignified sanitation services,” she said.

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