South Africa's local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
There have been modest improvements in water and sanitation provision in Africa, but there is still a long way to go. Most citizens rate their governments’ performance in this sphere poorly.
Geosciences can be a valuable tool in the fight to provide Sub-Saharan Africa with safe drinking water.
Southern African countries do not face water scarcity and do not need to build joint water projects. But they do need talk to each other to avoid misunderstandings.