Hearings on water start
COUNTRYWIDE hearings on water and sanitation issues will start this week, the SA Human Rights Commission said
The public meetings would start in Mpumalanga today and continue across all provinces until November, the commission's deputy chairwoman, Pregs Govender, said in Johannesburg.
"The hearings will culminate in a national hearing in March next year, where the commission's findings will be presented to Parliament and the people of South Africa," she said.
She said the hearings were in line with the commission's poverty and inequality strategy.
The hearings were triggered by complaints of two municipalities, one in the Western Cape and the other in Free State, that had toilets built without enclosures.