Legislation and Regulations

  • Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act 108 of 1996 (Constitution) here.
  • Water Services Act 108 of 1997 (Water Services Act) here.
  • Housing Act 107 of 1997 (Housing Act) here.
  • National Water Act 36 of 1998 here.
  • Local Government: Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998 (Municipal Structures Act) here.
  • Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 3 of 2000 (PAJA) here.
  • Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 (Municipal Systems Act) here.
  • Regulations Relating to Compulsory National Standards and Measures to Conserve Water (8 June 2001) (Compulsory National Standards) here.
  • Norms and Standards in Respect of Tariffs for Water Services (11 June 2001) here.
  • National Health Act 61 of 2003 here.

Policy and Strategies

  • White Paper on Water Supply and Sanitation Policy (1994) here.
  • National Sanitation Policy (October 1996) here.
  • White Paper on Basic Household Sanitation (2001) here.
  • Strategic Framework for Water Services: Water is Life, Sanitation is Dignity (September 2003) here.
  • Free Basic Water Implementation Strategy (August 2002) here.
  • National Sanitation Strategy: Accelerating Sanitation Sector Delivery (August 2005) here.
  • Framework for a Municipal Indigent Policy (September 2005) here.
  • Guidelines for the Implementation of the National Indigent Policy by Municipalities (November 2005) here.
  • Free Basic Sanitation Implementation Strategy (April 2009) here.
  • National Water Services Regulation Strategy (NWSRS) (2008) here.

Relevant Cases

  • Mazibuko and Others v City of Johannesburg and Others [2009] ZACC 28 here.
  • Johnson Matotoba Nokotyana and Others v Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality & Others [2009] ZACC 33 here.
  • Ntombentsha Beja and Others v Premier of the Western Cape and Others [2011] ZAWCHC 97 here.