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Water use and sustainable development in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Swanepoel, Hennie Ukwandu, Damian Chukwudi 2010-08-11T08:53:48Z 2010-08-11T08:53:48Z 2009-11 2009-11
dc.identifier.citation Ukwandu, Damian Chukwudi (2009) Water use and sustainable development in South Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This study is non-empirical and is based on the conceptualisations and theoretical foundations that gave rise to the global issue of sustainable development. It also traces the evolution and meaning of sustainable development in the South African socio-cultural context, and shows how the legacies of colonialism and apartheid contributed towards the national policy of sustainable development. This study explains the reasons for the presence (or lack) of sustainable development paradigms in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa, as well as their implications for the future development of the country as a whole. There is also an analysis of the effects of the liberalisation of the water sector on the citizenry, and how this can disempower millions of poor South Africans. Finally, this study offers solutions for the lack of sustainable use of water in South Africa. Amongst the findings and conclusions are the deleterious effects of employment equity, cut-backs in municipal funding that resulted in the outsourcing of critical services such as water provision, and the deployment of party cadres to local councils. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (354 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Sustainable development en
dc.subject Department of Water Affairs and Forestry en
dc.subject Water Research Commission en
dc.subject Palmer Development Group en
dc.subject Marginalisation en
dc.subject Poverty alleviation en
dc.subject Bantu education en
dc.subject Commercialisation en
dc.subject Privatisation and commercialisation of water and public utilities en
dc.subject Sustainability
dc.subject Development and underdevelopment
dc.subject Developed and developing societies
dc.subject Colonial and apartheid legacies
dc.subject Development state in Africa and South Africa
dc.subject Development and natural capital
dc.subject Development and moral capital
dc.subject Water and development
dc.subject Water and sanitation
dc.subject Water and poverty alleviation
dc.subject Neoliberalism
dc.subject.ddc 333.9100968
dc.subject.lcsh Water -- South Africa -- Management
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable development -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Water-supply -- Political aspects -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Water-supply -- Economic aspects -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Water resources development -- Political aspects -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Water resources development -- Economic aspects -- South Africa
dc.title Water use and sustainable development in South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Human Resources M.A. (Development Studies)

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