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dc.contributor.advisor Ganda Modjadji, Godfrey Henry 2020-09-16T09:45:48Z 2020-09-16T09:45:48Z 2019
dc.description Thesis (MPA.) -- University of Limpopo, 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study is about an investigation into the provisioning of water and sanitation services in Ga-Kgapane Township in the Limpopo Province. Since the year 2002, the residents of Ga-Kgapane Township live without sufficient water supply services. Residents receive tap water once a week and they depend on supply from water tankers for the rest of the week. This township has a water borne sewage system and most of the households have indoor toilets. The study used a mixed method because it had incorporated both elements of qualitative and quantitative methodologies in its approaches. The research instruments such as semi-structured interviews, questionnaires, documentary data extraction and observations were used to collect information. The study’s sample size comprised of 77 key participants and informants from Mopani District Municipality (Water Services Authority); Lepelle-Northern Water Board (implementing agency and bulk water supplier); Greater Letaba Municipality (Water Service Provider); Ward Councillors and community members (endusers). The research findings revealed that Ga-Kgapane Township’s water and sanitation provision challenges are due to insufficient or lack of water, poor water management and poor governance. It was also discovered that the MDM and GLM have failed to translate the rights to water and sanitation into law, policy, budget and service provision for the Ga-Kgapane Township residents. The insufficient water supply challenge resulted in some community members migrating to other areas where there is better basic service provision. The residents failed to exploit the economic development opportunities which resulted in health risks as they were exposed to danger due to burst sewer pipes which spewed raw sewerage water on the streets. The sewage contaminated the township’s natural streams. This study’s findings could form a basis for future research on the effectiveness of the MDM’s Water Services Provision Agreement which was signed with the district’s local municipalities. The Mopani District Municipality has for many years v received undesired audit opinions ranging from ‘Adverse to Disclaimer’ notices. This affects the local municipalities too as they are all qualified-on water transactions. As part of the recommendations, the study proposed that the Greater Letaba Municipality should utilise the Intergovernmental Relations Forum to address the plight of the provision of water and sanitation services in Ga-Kgapane Township. en_US
dc.format.extent xii, 155 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader en_US
dc.subject Accountability en_US
dc.subject Service delivery en_US
dc.subject Sewerage en_US
dc.subject Insufficient water supply en_US
dc.subject Human rights en_US
dc.subject Public participation en_US
dc.subject Sanitation en_US
dc.subject Intergovernmental relations en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water-supply -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sanitation -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Municipal water supply -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title Provision of water and sanitation services in Ga-Kgapane Township, Limpopo en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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