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In the Media
- BusinessTech — ‘Race quotas’ for water in South Africa – department clears up confusion
- NewsWeek — Is South Africa Limiting Water for White People? Proposal Gets Pushback
- BusinessTech — Farmers sound the alarm on ‘race quotas’ for water in South Africa
- BusinessLive — Angry commercial farmers reject race-based water licence proposals
- City Press — Draft water regulations contain racial quotas for those who want licences
- IOL — Agri SA raises flag on new transformation targets in draft water usage licence rights
- SundayWorld — Backlash mounts over controversial water use licence regulations
- News24 — ‘Arbitrary and unfair’: Proposed changes to water legislation slammed as detrimental to agricultural sector
- Fresh Plaza — Proposed water licensing regulations requiring up to 75% black South African shareholding create more risk for food security
- Engineering News — Water Use Licence Application and General Authorisation
- AlgoaFM — Less water for farmers if new water license legislation passes
- PoliticsWeb — AfriForum opposes intended racial quotas for water use
- Farmers Weekly — The ins and outs of water-use regulations and legislation
AgriSA says proposed regulations requiring up to 75% of black South African shareholding in water licenses could devastate agriculture. It claims this would risk the nation’s food supply.speaks to Janse Rabie, Legal and Policy Executive at AgriSA.
Agri SA’s Janse Rabie slams the Department of Water and Sanitation’s proposed legislation. The legislation requires businesses applying for water use licenses to allocate shares of up to 75%, to black South Africans before licenses are granted.
Adv. Sipho Skosana, the Chief Director for Water Use Licence Application in the Department of Water and Sanitation, explains why and how they came to the proposed black shareholding for new water licences in order to redress the racial imbalance of the past.