South Africa is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in living memory and water scarcity is an ongoing significant problem that isn’t going away. Water is life - we cannot live without it and we must make sure that people’s right to sufficient, clean and safe water is put first and is protected! No government department should be taking decisions that put this human right at risk.

Government needs to place water at the heart of all its operations and decisions. We therefore call upon President Ramaphosa to lead a process where administrative and policy steps are taken that will mandate government departments, agencies and entities to place water at the centre of all their decision-making. We call upon him to act urgently and protect water in South Africa. The battle for access to clean water must end.

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