LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY FRAMEWORKS FOR BASIC SERVICES: A SOUTH AFRICAN COMPARATIVE STUDY

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Hlako Choma, Peter Ramphabana

DOI:10.22495/jgr_v4_i4_c6_p9

Abstract

It is common course that equitable access to water and sanitation must be accordingly and primarily regarded as criteria for the realization of other several human rights, such as the right to life, dignity, health, food, adequate standard of living and education. Access to safe drinking water and sanitation is essential to the enjoyment of safety and environment that is not hazardous to human health. The lack of water and sanitation does not only hinder access to other available rights, but also magnifies the vulnerability of women, girls and people with disabilities. Water and sanitation services are of outmost important to the health and wellbeing of all people. South Africa is operating under one of the most outstanding legislative and policy frameworks for basic services in the world, including the Constitutional right of access to sufficient water and right to basic sanitation.

Keywords: Constitution, Basic Services, Rights, Human Rights, South Africa, Municipalities

How to cite this paper: Choma, H., & Ramphabana, P. (2015). Legislative and policy frameworks for basic services: A South African comparative study. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 4(4-6), 735-739. http://doi.org/10.22495/jgr_v4_i4_c6_p9