Letter of demand and urgent request for intervention by the Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation to provide water to 125 communities across South Africa
DEAR SIRS AND MESDAMES
1. Please take note that the Legal Resources Centre acts on behalf of the Co-operative and Policy Alternative Centre (“COPAC”), who has been at the coal-face of the
current water crisis gripping South Africa during the two national declarations of disaster for the COVID-19 virus and the national drought.
2. COPAC’s main objectives as a twenty-year-old non-profit organisation is to assist in building capacity amongst poor communities in order to achieve self-reliance,
collectively driven objectives and sustainable and participatory development. As a result, COPAC has worked with progressive social movements, government
departments, township communities and has partnered with both local and international non-governmental organisations with the aim of meeting these objectives.