This Nelson Mandela Day, 18 July 2018, Mid-Morning Magic with Lerato Lelia, comes to you live from the shores of the Caledon River in Ficksburg, where the Setsoto Women Empowerment Group supported by the Department of Water and Sanitation, Bloemwater, Community Water and Sanitation Forum, Setsoto Local Municipality, and War on Leaks will return this natural resource to pristine glory.
Tune in 09:00 – 13:00 for the latest from the Clear Rivers Campaign.
“The need for water security, particularly in the face of global climate change and a multitude of anthropogenic impacts affecting our rivers, calls for a national and unified approach to protect our rivers, wetlands and broader catchments, such that all people can benefit from the added-value products of healthy rivers and can have access to clean water for basic human needs,” says Dr Tseliso Ntili, Provincial Head of Department, Water And Sanitation, Free State.
He continues: “It is for this reason that the DWS would like to connect South Africans to their sources of water and the natural infrastructure that are crucial for a water secure future. The envisaged outcomes of the campaign are to ensure pollution free rivers and environmentally savvy communities.”
The campaign is linked to the call by the State President in the State of the Nation Address of 2014, when the State President called on all South Africans, in the spirit of volunteerism, to dedicate 67 minutes to clean South Africa.
The campaign will be closely associated with volunteerism that is promoted during July, as part of the Mandela Month activities. Pollution of water can be reported on DWS Hotline on 0800 200 200.
This event broadcast is made possible by the Department of Water and Sanitation.