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Declaration of the Coalition against Water Privatisation (CAWP)

Theme: Documenting the APF

Call Number: B3.2.1.1
Identifier: AL3290_B3.2.1.1
Title: Declaration of the Coalition against Water Privatisation (CAWP)
Date: November 2003
Subject: Anti-Privatisation Forum - APF;
Coalition against Water Privatisation - CAWP;
Description: This is the founding declaration of the Coalition against Water Privatisation (CAWP). As one of the key campaign pillars of the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) since its formation, the struggle against the privatisation of water was taken up in communities early in the APF's history. Once the City of Johannesburg (COJ) along with other municipalities across the country began to implement full cost recovery resulting in mass water cut-offs and the installation of prepaid water meters, the APF felt it necessary to try and broaden the organisational character and public appeal of these struggles by including other movements, organisation and activists outside the APF. As a result, the APF initiated the formation of the CAWP in 2003. It was CAWP which then led and organised a range of water-related struggles in the Gauteng province, with specific focus on Orange Farm and Phiri (Soweto) and the fight against prepaid meters. CAWP initiated the Mazibuko constitutional rights legal case, became founder a founder member of the Africa Water Network and carried out a range of direct actions, research projects, educational initiatives as well as solidarity actions with other communities across South Africa. Included in SAHA virtual exhibition - 'Transition's Child: The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)'
Creator: Coalition against Water Privatisation (CAWP)
Type: Document
Format: Access copy - pdf
Preservation copy - tiff
Source: SAHA collection AL3290
Language: English
Coverage: South Africa
Rights: Coalition against Water Privatisation (CAWP)
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