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How civil society is stepping in when small town Karoo municipalities fail

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Johann Kirsten, Ingrid Schöffman

15 December 2020

Daily Maverick


Phefumlela Bam

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Changemaker Towns Network

South Africa

Poor local government service delivery characterises South Africa's rural landscape. This bedevils water provision, sanitation, environmental health and waste management. These problems make the town unhabitable and demoralise the townsfolks; and they also endanger livestock. The Karoo towns of Loxton, Murraysburg, Carnarvon and Philippolis offer hope as local communities are proactively tackling their water provision, waste management and recycling challenges.


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Human settlements

Natural environment

Small Towns

Solid waste

South Africa

Water and sanitation

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