The right of access to sufficient water is accorded to everyone in S 27 (1) (b) of the Constitution, which states that everyone has the right to have access to sufficient water.
Why is this important?
We, the undersigned residents, requests Greater Tzaneen Municipality and Mopani District Municipality to provide water supply as a basic Human Right to the residents of all wards. Residents of Greater Tzaneen have severe water outages. With loadshedding, water cannot be pumped from reservoirs and water plants. The exemption of water plants and reservoirs during loadshedding is at a critical point that needs attention. Maintenance of failing infrastructure must now be put on high priority to ensure basic services in Greater Tzaneen Municipality.