Webinar | Water services on farms – the role of the municipality

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Webinar | Water services on farms – the role of the municipality

20th October 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Water Rights Webinar Series: Water services on farms – the role of the municipality

The uMgungundlovu District Municipality is located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Much of the region is agricultural and home to many labour tenants and farm dwellers who report deplorable living conditions, including poor access to water and sanitation services. Farm owners claim that the provision of water is a municipal responsibility. Municipalities in turn argue that, even if they wanted to, they have no jurisdiction to provide services on privately-owned land. After protracted engagements with farm owners and municipalities, the Association For Rural Advancement (AFRA) and farm dwellers in the area, assisted by the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), approached the Pietermaritzburg High Court to claim their rights to water, sanitation and other essential services in the Mshengu case.

When:  Tuesday, 20 October 2020; 14h00-15h30 via Zoom

Who:   Siyabonga Sithole (Association for Rural Advancement) • Mlungisi Mncwabe (Siyanqoba Rural Transformation Forum) • Simone Gray (Legal Resources Centre) • Sarah Smit (Mail & Guardian) • Facilitated by Kelebogile Khunou (SERI).

RSVP:  Register for the Zoom webinar here by 19 October 2020.

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20th October 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Socio-Economic Rights Instititue (SERI)
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