The Determinants of Migrants’ Access to Piped Water in South Africa: The Case of Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan.

Philomene Nsengiyumva, University of the Western Cape
Vuyolethu Duba, University of the Western Cape

Abstract This paper examines the relationship between social demographic characteristics, migratory characteristics and water related variables on household level in the context of South Africa. Little has been documented in attempting to link migration and access to water on household level in the context of South Africa. The study makes use of the 2011 Census secondary data requested from Statistics South Africa. Logistic regression was performed to highlight the factors contributing towards access to piped water. Key findings indicate that access to piped water differ by demographic features as per population groups, education level, and level of income across metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas. The study recommend that the government should promote education and focus on Black population living in non-metropolitan areas in delivering good quality of water. Key words: Migration, Piped water, Metropolitan, Non-metropolitan areas.

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  Presented in Session P1. Poster Session 1