While South Africa is still staggering under the backlog arising from the many decades of the engineered structural inequality of apartheid, water scarcity in working-class urban and rural households still remains a critical issue.

In this podcast, former Chairperson of the Gender and Water Alliance, Ethne Davey, illustrates that inadequate access to water is not gender neutral in its consequences. We also catch a glimpse of the living conditions of two women who live in informal settlements in South Africa’s Western Cape region. Both women do not have direct access to clean, running water.

How do you think government should improve women’s access to clean, running water?

Read the full transcript here