Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Multi-Actor Governance for Social Justice (Household survey)

  • Saul Ngarava (Creator)
  • Marjanneke Vijge (Utrecht University) (Creator)
  • Willemien DuPlessis (Creator)
  • Loecadia Zhou (Creator)
  • Germarie Viljoen (Creator)
  • Patrick Nyambo (Creator)
  • Alois Mugadza (Creator)
  • John Rantlo (Creator)
  • Naziha Mokadem (Creator)
  • Michele Dalla Fontana (Creator)



The data was collected and formed part of a project called Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Multi-Actor Governance for Social Justice which is co-funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) in the Netherlands and the National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa. The objective of the project was to highlight how social justice is enhanced by conditions of WEF nexus governance. This was achieved through a transdisciplinary approach to how a conceptual “WEF community” can be an agent of change through empowerment in WEF nexus governance by providing legal instruments that can be used and encouraging decision-making synergies from household to national levels. This was envisioned by deciphering how WEF resources and decision-making are produced, used, and distributed, their linkages, and the representation of marginal groups across scales. The opportunities and challenges of incorporating WEF community initiatives in South Africa’s legal framework were also evaluated by comparing them to the EU legislation to increase legal certainty and social justice

The data set referred herein concerns part of the project which collected quantitative data through a questionnaire of 1184 household in South Africa. The household were purposively selected from Matatiele, Magareng and Greater Taung Local Municipalities.
Date made available3 Jan 2024
PublisherUtrecht University

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