Monthly Archives: March 2017
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) raised concern over the widespread violation of the public’s constitutional right of access to clean drinking water and a healthy environment. The concern comes after OUTA conducted a study into the maladministration within the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS).
An investigation has revealed that 71% of waste water treatment facilities are non-compliant and discharge more than 4 Billion litres of toxic wastewater into our water resources every day – threatening the quality of drinking water, food security and public health.
OUTA has requested the DWS to provide the complete Green Drop Report of 2015 in January so as to determine the extent to which municipalities have failed to comply with legislative requirements. Get more
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has lodged a complaint to the South African Human Rights Commission, calling for an investigation into maladministration within the Department of Water & Environment (DWS), which threatens drinking water supply and quality in South Africa.
The complaint followed after OUTA became aware of the department’s continual failure to monitor and enforce compliance of water services institutions in terms of its Constitutional mandate, as per section 195.
According to OUTA, water management is deteriorating annually and the root cause of the problem is a lack of monitoring and enforcement by government. Get more