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  1. PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE PROGRESS REPORT NATIONAL SANITATION TASK TEAM 31 August 2005

  2. Presentation Outline • Background • Progress since last briefing • Sector collaboration, coordination and progress in establishing provincial and local task teams • Progress regarding institutional development and performance (capacity building) • Challenges on rolling out programme • Impact of sanitation budget

  3. Background • Previous report in October 2004. • Since 2004, the backlog of people without access to basic sanitation has been reduced from 17 million to 16 million people. • Sector collaboration and coordination has been achieved through NSTT, PSTT’s and DSTT’s.

  4. Targets as they appear in the SFWS 2005 eradicate backlog in schools. 2006 replace bucket system. 2007 eradicate backlog in clinics 2010 eradicate household backlog. Due to inadequate funding these could not be met especially bucket and institutional targets. Background… Targets

  5. State of Sanitation • 16 million people without basic sanitation • 231 000 Households using bucket systems • 2 744 Schools with inadequate or no sanitation facilities • 2 614 Clinics requiring support to improve sanitation

  6. Progress with regards to household sanitation • Sector target (04/05) – 300 000 household facilities: 398 812 units were delivered: MIG-74 245,DWAF-107 219 & Housing-217 348. • 825 975 people were reached through H&H programme. • 145 118 households served with sanitation from April 2005 - June 2005. • 800 000 units p/a needed to meet 2010 target • Although 04/05 target was met delivery has to increase three times to meet 2010 target.

  7. Progress since last briefing: Bucket Eradication • R200 million for 2005/06 • 35 000 buckets will be replaced with available funding • 7 600 buckets replaced during the first quarter of this year. (April – June 2005)

  8. Progress since last briefing: Housing • From April 2004 to March 2005 a total of 217 348 houses with toilets were completed. • This year 46 098 houses have been built. • A total of 1,8 million houses have been constructed since the inception of the housing programme in the 1994/1995 financial year. • R4, 8 billion is available for the construction of houses in the 2005/06 financial year.

  9. Housing … . • Comprehensive Plan for the Creation of Sustainable Human Settlements approved by Cabinet on 1 September 2004.

  10. Progress with school sanitation • 4 300 schools without sanitation in 2004. • Since September 2004 – July 2005, 1 285 schools were provided with sanitation. • Target for 2005/06 is 2 117 schools to be provided with sanitation facilities based on available funding. • 747 schools were provided with sanitation during period April –July 05.

  11. School sanitation Progress Cont. • Health and hygiene education to be incorporated into the syllabus of grades r- 9 learners. • Resource material has been developed and is being tested by Rhodes University. • Material will be officially launched in March 2006 during the sanitation week.

  12. Clinic sanitation Progress • In 2002/03, R35 million was provided to pilot clinic sanitation (VIP) • Pilot clinic sanitation programme targeting Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopopo, North West and Mpumalanga implemented. • Programme officially launched by the Ministers of Health and Water Affairs and Forestry in Limpopo in July 2005. • 2 291 toilet seats or more than 500 blocks of toilets have been constructed.

  13. Clinic Sanitation lessons learnt • Progress is accelerated when more than one service provider is appointed. • Delays in the transfer of funds to municipalities hampers progress. • Distance between clinics affects delivery pace and costs. • Internal and external communication on the project has maximised benefits. • Healthy competition between provinces increases pace of delivery ( best programme)

  14. Institutional Development & Performance… Sector Collaboration: • Lack of clarity on roles was a stumbling block in the past. • Coherent approach developed through sector collaboration and coordination. • Sector departments and partners collaborating through NSTT, PSTT’s and local structures. • NSTT Terms of Reference detailing scope of work, nature of collaboration and roles of partners developed. • Common vision and coordination through NSTTworkplan.

  15. Institutional Development & Performance… Provincial Sanitation Task Teams: • Structures not homogenous, but organised to meet provincial and broad national objectives. • Forums functioning at district or WSA levels in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Kwa Zulu Natal, Western Cape and Eastern Cape. • Broader district water services forums exist in Northern Cape and North West. • WSA Sanitation forum in Mpumalanga proving to be successful in performance management, monitoring, co-ordination and problem solving.

  16. Institutional Development & Performance Sanitation Subsidy: • Regular adjustments in response to inflation and price increases. • Sector bench marks for standards developed. • Recognise the need to provide mixed levels of service as part of basic sanitation. • R3000 ceiling for dry on-site sanitation. • R4000-R9000 for intermediate and high levels of service. • The above ceilings include hard and soft issues.

  17. Institutional Development & Performance Performance Monitoring: • MIG-information system launched in July 2005. • Dual monitoring & evaluation system in use until all users are registered. • Sanitation checklist/template to improve diagnostic assessment & support within Project Consolidate developed. • Monitoring complemented by sector wide sustainability audits and evaluations.

  18. Institutional Development & Performance Contribution to Economic and Social Development: • Municipal Guide and Position Paper on sanitation job creation to guide MIG delivery has been approved. Guide to be piloted with WSA’s. • Sector Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on job creation has been developed. • Since programme inception, 23 886 jobs created through DWAF transfers.

  19. Institutional Development & Performance… Capacity Building and Training: • Discussions with ESETA for accreditation of Masibambane Coordinators’ course in progress. • Task Teams created to support municipalities with financial planning, monitoring and reporting under MIG.

  20. Institutional Development & Performance Sanitation advocacy, information, education and communication • WASH - awareness raising campaign launched in partnership with UN Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council. • Baswa le Metsi - promoting involvement of young people in sanitation. • Sanitation week in 2006 to raise profile.

  21. Challenges facing programme • Despite robust advocacy programmes, communities are reluctant to accept intermediate and basic service and prefer waterborne sanitation especially in bucket eradication thus slowing down progress. • Low prioritisation of the sanitation programme by WSA’s • Inadequate equitable share funding to operate and maintain infrastructure.

  22. Challenges cont. • Procurement policies at municipal level not in line with local available skills. (In many cases the local service providers are inexperienced and lack technical knowledge). DWAF gives support. • Municipalities in the process of adjusting to new roles - internal systems and procedures not in place in some.

  23. Sector plans for dealing with challenges • Complete national sanitation strategy for the sector and increase programme ability to provide mixed service levels. • Supporting municipality to implement MIG. • Provide complementary capacity to municipalities in line with Project Consolidate. • Knowledge management and best practice promotion.

  24. Sector plans cont. • MIG sanitation framework to be developed. • Scenario planning guidelines to improve prioritisation at local levels. • Review WSDP/IDP with WSA’s. • Ongoing peer review and support through best practice promotion. • Support to PSU’s & PMU’s. (dwaf & dplg) • Review and align guidelines to MIG.

  25. Wayforward/ Critical Success Factors • Feasibility studies and proper planning • Sector bench marks. • Synchronise Capacity Building Grant and MIG • Sector support within Project Consolidate • Sector collaboration

  26. Critical Success Factors • Capacity development and support at local levels including synchronizing MIG and CBG • Adequacy of water supply for higher levels of service (Water Summits). • Manage community aspirations and ensure appropriate and sustainable services. • Reliability of statistical data. • Appropriate technology • Monitoring and evaluation

  27. THE END THANK YOU