Metered to death

By Jacques Pauw

How a water experiment in South Africa caused riots and a cholera epidemic

Excerpts from this story referencing "South Africa":

"… caud, the managing director of Vivendi Water in South Africa. …"

"… ecause they can't afford it.It was in this stricken community in 1999 that South Africa initiated one of five water privatization programs as part of a government …"

"… g people pay for the full cost of having running water in their homes. The South Africans call it "total cost recovery."Unlike many countries, where residents pay …"

"… ood an idea," Yves Picaud, managing director of Vivendi Water in South Africa, said in an interview with ICIJ. "It is better to ask people to pay v …"