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1 1 SOUTH AFRICA’S BUCKET ERADICATION PROGRAMME WISA AFRICA Iris Lebepe DWAF 22 November 2007

2 2 Outline Background Basic Water Supply and Sanitation Progress Bucket Eradication Programme Institutional arrangements Health and Hygiene Challenges Improving Municipal Capacity to provide sanitation

3 3 Background In addition to the Millennium Development Goals, the SA Government has set its own goals which form part of the President’s Program of Action as follows: Bucket sanitation in formal established areas - eradicated by Dec 2007 All households to have access to a clean and safe water supply by 2008 All households to have access to safe basic sanitation services by 2010 All existing clinics that do not have access to any water and sanitation infrastructure to have adequate & safe water supply and sanitation by Dec 2007 All schools have adequate and safe water supply and sanitation by date to be determined by Ministers of DWAF and Education

4 4 Basic Water Supply Progress (RDP level of services) Access59%71%86% Backlog41%29%14% 66% Improvement Backlog already halved in 2005 *NB: Figures based on Infrastructure delivery

5 5 Basic Sanitation Progress (RDP Service levels) Access48%57%73% Backlog52%43%27% 48% Improvement

6 6 Bucket Eradication Programme What is a bucket system? - bucket under a toilet seat, emptied by the municipality regularly and contents disposed at sewage plant The programme targeted at formal areas, pre 1994 Buckets in informal settlement will be addressed through housing programme as an integrated programme

7 7 Summary of backlog and progress Summary of backlog and progress

8 8 Buckets per phase in September 07 94% of backlog is in construction phase

9 9 Institutional Arrangements Water Services Authorities (Municipalities) - Implementers DWAF – Sector leader, Supporter, Regulator DPLG – Administer Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) and municipal affairs National Treasury – Provide budgets for all spheres of government Departments of Housing – housing programme Sector is working together to meet the target

10 10 More about the programme The government has made significant progress in meeting the bucket eradication target but still a lot has to be done There is a strong political will Special interventions have been put in place but some provinces have challenges Communication strategy for buckets in informal areas Work is being done to quantify the value to be added if higher service levels of water and sanitation is provided

11 11 Health and Hygiene Health and hygiene strategy developed by DWAF and DoH, approved by both Ministers. Health and hygiene education aligned with Environmental Health plans User education is critical

12 12 CHALLENGES Capacity to perform Extensive excavation in hard rock Community expectation to replace buckets with full waterborne system and rejection of on-site dry sanitation system Waterborne sanitation preferred but no water supply, resulting in higher unit costs Accelerated delivery to meet target Treatment of sewage

13 13 Improving Municipal Capacity to provide sanitation DWAF in partnership with DPLG and SALGA have come up with the following expertise deployment programmes; –DBSA (Siyenza Manje Programme) –SAICE (Energis programme led by DPLG and funded by Masibambane through DWAF –Deployment of 21 Engineers under the DWAF Sanitation Programme and various Technical Assistance Consultancy. DWAF has recently recruited an additional 10 engineers as an extension to the programme

14 14 Thank you


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