South Africa

“South Africa is a water scarce county. A fortnight ago government declared a national state of disaster in to deal more effectively with the drought affecting amongst others, the City of Cape Town. Access to water and sanitation are central to our National Development Plan. South Africa shares 60% of its fresh water resources with its neighbours in Southern Africa. We are committed to multi-lateral, transboundary collaboration to ensure that water is a catalyst for socio-economic development and transformation.”

Country statement at the General Assembly on World Water Day, during the High Level Event for the Formal Launch of the International Decade for Action: “Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028.
UN Headquarters, New York, 22 March 2018