Determinants of household access to and perceived quality of water in South Africa
Oyowe, Comfort Oritsebemigho
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Like many African countries, South Africa is challenged with uneven distribution and insufficient access to potable water. The issue of inadequate access to water is more pronounced in the marginalized region where most households that rely on surface water reside. Indeed, issues relating to access to water, unequal distribution and water quality perception among households remain underexplored, given that Water crises is one of the global threats in terms of societal effect and development and have been projected to be the most concerning risk ahead of climate change, extreme weather events and food crises.