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Title:Water and sanitation provision through public-private partnerships: challenges for municipalities
Author:Nzimakwe, Thokozani IanISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:Africanus
Volume:39
Issue:1
Pages:52-65
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:water supply
sanitation
privatization
Abstract:In the developing world there is a need for the private sector to be involved in the delivery of water services in rural and semi-urban areas, where the challenges of providing water and sanitation are the most daunting. Making water and sanitation services accessible should not only be considered as one target of the Millennium Development Goals, but also as a core responsibility of local governments/municipalities to satisfy the legitimate rights of all citizens. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have been introduced as possible considerations in assisting the government to cope with the expectations of communities. They also offer government a unique opportunity to increase efficiency and effectiveness, enabling it to concentrate primarily on its developing mandate. The present paper examines the current state of PPPs in South Africa's water supply and sanitation sector. It also presents possible measures that could enable the private sector to play a greater role in the provision of these services.Bibliogr., notes, sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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