The department of water & sanitation could be on a collision course with mining firms and municipalities over proposed legislation that provides for sentences of up to 10 years in jail or a fine of R10m for company directors or municipal managers who contravene water-use regulations.

The National Water Amendment Bill, gazetted by minister Senzo Mchunu late last year, makes provision for the  prosecution of company directors, municipal managers and others who manage bulk water supply. ..

Subscribe now to unlock this article.

Support BusinessLIVE’s award-winning journalism for R129 per month (digital access only).

There’s never been a more important time to support independent journalism in SA. Our subscription packages now offer an ad-free experience for readers.

Cancel anytime.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.