To what extent does socio-economic status still affect household access to water and sanitation services in South Africa?

It is publically acknowledged that South Africa has recently met is Millennium Development Goal of halving water and sanitation services (WSS) backlogs. However, significant deficits remain, especially in the case of sanitation. These shortfalls are unevenly distributed across provinces and can be tracked by socio-economic status. This paper seeks to examine and identify those socio-economic […]

An assessment of the performance of the Cameroon Water Corporation for the period 1967 to 2013

This paper assesses the performance of the Cameroon Water Corporation (CWC) in delivering services after four decades of existence (1967- 2013) and relates that performance to organization theories. It uses secondary data on services provision and primary data on users’ perceptions of the CWC’s performance. The assessment is conducted using descriptive as well as inferential […]

Analysis of the plastic-bag Levy in South Africa

Policy Paper 18 Policy makers in many countries have perceived plastic-bag littering, its associated waste disposal and consumer behaviour as a cause of environmental problems. It is for this reason that many governments are now taking action. The plastic-bag legislation in South Africa combined elements of regulation with a levy per bag, similar to that […]

International benchmarking of South Africa’s infrastructure performance

Policy Paper 07 The paper provides a first systematic, comprehensive benchmarking of South Africa’s infrastructure performance in four major sectors – electricity, water and sanitation, information and communication technology, and transportation – against the relevant group of comparator countries using a new World Bank international data base with objective and perception-based indicators of infrastructure performance […]