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NATIONAL WATER WEEK 2018

Events

Water Month Events Calendar [PDF]

HEAD OFFICE

Event Province & Municipality Additional Information Contacts

International Women's Day 02 March

DWS - Gender Mainstreaming - Zeerust, NW

International Women’s Day is and annual celebration. This celebrations will be held in Zeerust under the theme “Sanitation is Dignity”.

Beneficiaries Impact
200 Invited guests

Formart
Targeted Stakeholder

Sarah Mafa
Phone: 064 759 6634
Email: mafas@dws.gov.za

Phuti Setati
Phone: 082 610 0408
Email: setatip2@dws.gov.za

A Re Sebetseng River Clean up 17 March

DWS - Alexandra, GP

The Deputy Minster together with the Mayor of City of Johannesburg will conduct a clean up of the Juskei River as part of the National Water Month Activities.

Beneficiaries Impact
500 community members

Formart
Public Education Programme

Khulekani Ngcobo
Phone: 064 750 5968
Email: ngcobok@dws.gov.za

The role of Business Towards Active Citizenry in Saving Water 20 March

DWS - Cape Town, WC

The event is organised by DWS together with Operation SA and Miss Earth South Africa.

Beneficiaries Impact
150 invited guests

Formart
Targeted Stakeholder

Sarah Mafa
Phone: 064 759 6634
Email: mafas@dws.gov.za

Sunlight 2in1 smart foam Road shows 22 March

Unilever - DWS - V&A Water Front, WC

The Department in partnership with Unilever will embark on a road show to create awareness and educate communities on drought and using water sparingly.

Beneficiaries Impact
500 community members

Formart
Public Education

Sarah Mafa
Phone: 064 759 6634
Email: mafas@dws.gov.za

The World Water Forum 18 - 23 March

DWS - Brazil, IWC

The world’s biggest water focused event is organised by the World Water Council. Its purpose is “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life”.

Beneficiaries Impact
International delegates

Formart
Special Event

Tertia Grove
Phone: 083 412 0652
Email: grovet@dwa.gov.za

Sunlight 2in1 smart foam Road shows 22 March

Unilever DWS - V&A Water Front, WC

The Department in partnership with Unilever will embark on a road show to create awareness and educate communities on drought and using water sparingly.

Beneficiaries Impact
500 community members

Formart
Public Education

Sarah Mafa
Phone: 064 759 6634
Email: mafas@dws.gov.za

Grand Opening of the Evolution Sanitation Centre 22 March

DWS - Secunda, MPU

The Department will join Liquid Gold for the launch of the Evolution Sanitation Centre at the Osizweni School in Secunda.

Beneficiaries Impact
1000 school learners

Formart
Targeted Stakeholder

Themba Khoza
Phone: 013 759 7435
Cell: 082 600 5666
Email: Khozab@dwa.gov.za

World Water Day Celebration 22 March

DWS - Waterberg DM, LIM

DWS in partnership with the Waterberg District Municipality will engage in a series of water saving activations to celebrate World Water Day. The district municipality has been affected by the drought.

Beneficiaries Impact
1500 community members and school learners

Formart
Special Event

Lucia Dooka
Phone: 083 664 0891
Email: dookal@dws.gov.za

Bela-Bela Water Week Awareness Campaign 27 March

DWS - Bela Bela, Limpopo

DWS IGR officials, together with volunteers from CDWs and EPWP workers in Bela-Bela LM and representatives from the Tribal Authority will conduct a door-to-door campaign to educate the public about the drought and other water related issues.

Beneficiaries Impact
700 community members

Formart
Public Education

Lucia Dooka
Phone: 083 664 0891
Email: dookal@dws.gov.za

REGIONS

KWAZULU-NATAL

Event Province & Municipality Additional Information Contacts

School Awareness Campaign 01 March

eThekwini Metro - DWS - KZN

National water month school awareness campaign, where 80 schools around eThekwini Metro will participate.

Beneficiaries Impact
800 school learners

Formart
Public Education

Sibusisiwe Thusi
Nomusa Mkhize

Bheki Ngubo
Phone: 082 8841847
Email: ngubob@dws.gov.za

Public Awareness Campaign 19 March

Braamville, Umgungundlovu DM - DWS - KZN

The campaign will have special focus on water conservation and water demand management in the Braamville area, Mpofana Local Municipality.

Beneficiaries Impact
500 community members

Formart
Public Education

Bongi Ndlela

Bheki Ngubo
Phone: 082 8841847
Email: ngubob@dws.gov.za

Blitz – Taxi Rank 20 March

Ilembe DM - DWS - KZN

The Blitz will be used to communicate the message of the National Water Week, which is water conservation,drought relief programme,illegal connections,stand pipes, vandalism and water use awareness.

Beneficiaries Impact
300 community members

Formart
Public Education

Zee Nqala

Bheki Ngubo
Phone: 082 8841847
Email: ngubob@dws.gov.za

School Awareness Campaign 20 March

Richards Bay, Umsunduzi LM - DWS - KZN

National water month school awareness campaign to educate learners about water saving tips.

Beneficiaries Impact
500 school learners

Formart
Public Education

Bheki Ngubo
Phone: 082 8841847
Email: ngubob@dws.gov.za

Community Engagement 20 March

Richards Bay, King Cetshwayo DM - DWS - KZN

Community event to engage the community on issues of water wastage and the impact of illegal connections, dam levels and weather patterns.

Beneficiaries Impact
300 community members

Formart
Public Education

Bongi Manatha

Bheki Ngubo
Phone: 082 8841847
Email: ngubob@dws.gov.za

Community Awareness Campaigns 23 March

Zululand DM - DWS - KZN

Awareness campaign to all the five local municipality in Zululand DM to educate the public about the importance of conserving water.

Beneficiaries Impact
500 community members

Formart
Public Education

Sphelele Ngcobo

Bheki Ngubo
Phone: 082 8841847
Email: ngubob@dws.gov.za

Media Tour of Hazelmer Dam 27 March

DWS - KZN - Hazelmere

Members of the media have been invited to a media tour to profile the work of the Hazelmere Dam in light of the recent declaration of drought by the Inter-ministerial Task Team on Water as a national disaster.


Formart
Media Tour

Mbali Mahaye
Phone: 082 601 5674
Email: Mahayem@dws.gov.za

FREE STATE

Event Province & Municipality Additional Information Contacts

Groothoek Dam Media Tour 05 March

DWS - Thaba Nchu, FS

Media houses to be invited to witness the impact of the drought on dam first Hand.

Beneficiaries Impact
20 targeted provincial Media Houses

Formart
Media Tour

Kido Thoabala
Phone: 082 612 1796
Email: thoabalak@dws.gov.za

Water Week Activation 09 March

DWS - Department of Communications - Viljoenskroon, FS

Public awareness campaign at the Viljoenskroon Shopping complex to educate the public about water awareness and water demand management.

Beneficiaries Impact
200 community members

Formart
Public Education

Kido Thoabala
Phone: 082 612 1796
Email: thoabalak@dws.gov.za

Public Awareness Campaign 10 March

DWS - Head Office

Sunlight - Bloemfontein, FS

Activation at the Twin City Mall in Bloemfontein in partnership with Sunlight.

Beneficiaries Impact
500 community members

Formart
Public Education

Malehlabathe Matsoso
Phone: 082 801 4624
Email: matsosom@dws.gov.za

Public Awareness Road Show 14 March

DWS - Department of Communications - Paul Roux, FS

Road show at the Paul Roux Taxi Rank to raise awareness on water awareness and water demand management.

Beneficiaries Impact
200 community members

Formart
Public Education

Kido Thoabala
Phone: 082 612 1796
Email: thoabalak@dws.gov.za

Public Awareness Road Show 16 March

DWS - Department of Communications - Arlington, FS

Road show at the Arlington Taxi Rankto raise awareness on water awareness and water demand management.

Beneficiaries Impact
200 community members

Formart
Public Education

Kido Thoabala
Phone: 082 612 1796
Email: thoabalak@dws.gov.za

Public Awareness Campaign 20 March

DWS - Department of Communications - Van Stadensrus, FS

Public Education Programme in Van Stadensrus to raise awareness on water awareness and water demand management.

Beneficiaries Impact
200 community members

Formart
Public Education

Kido Thoabala
Phone: 082 612 1796
Email: thoabalak@dws.gov.za

Public Awareness Campaign 23 March

DWS - Department of Communications - Wesselsbron, FS

Public Education Programme in Wesselsbron to raise awareness on water awareness and water demand management.

Beneficiaries Impact
200 community members

Formart
Public Education

Kido Thoabala
Phone: 082 612 1796
Email: thoabalak@dws.gov.za

Public Awareness Campaign 24 March

DWS - Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa - Bloemfontein, FS

DWS in partnership with Coca-Cola Beverages South African will host water saving campaign at the Mangaung Sports Centre.

Beneficiaries Impact
300 community members

Formart
Public Education

Kido Thoabala
Phone: 082 612 1796
Email: thoabalak@dws.gov.za

Steynsrus Car Wash Awareness Campaign 27 March

DWS - Department of Communications

Awareness campaign to car washers about using water sparingly whilst they continue with their business.

Beneficiaries Impact
20 targeted car washers

Formart
Public Education

Kido Thoabala
Phone: 082 612 1796
Email: thoabalak@dws.gov.za

Public Awareness Campaign 27 March

DWS - Department of Communications

Public Education Programme in Smithfield to raise awareness on water awareness and water demand management.

Beneficiaries Impact
200 community members

Formart
Public Education

Kido Thoabala
Phone: 082 612 1796
Email: thoabalak@dws.gov.za

MPUMALANGA

Event Province & Municipality Additional Information Contacts

Media Tour of Drie Koppies Dam 19 March

DWS - Bushbuckridge, MPU

The Department of Water and Sanitation will give journalists a tour of the Inyaka Dam in the Nkomazi Local Municipality. The dam has been identified as it has low dam levels.

Beneficiaries Impact
30 Journalists

Formart
Media Tour

Themba Khoza
Phone: 013 759 7435
Cell: 082 600 5666
Email: khozab@dwa.gov.za

NORTH WEST

Event Province & Municipality Additional Information Contacts

School Based Programme 13 March

DWS - Sedibeng Water - Phitsane, NW

DWS to visit the Phitsane Primary School in the Ratlou Local Municipality to give a presentation on water conservation. Sedibeng Water together with Water Sector Support will demonstrate the water purification cycle were done. The presentations were made to school learners in Grades 8, 9 and 10.

Beneficiaries Impact
300 School learners

Formart
Public Education

Katlego Phago
Phone: 076 969 2764
Email: phagom2@dws.gov.za

Clear Rivers Campaign 22 March

DWS - Hartbeespoort Irrigation Board - Brits, NW

DWS North West together with the Haartbeespoort Irrigation Board will remove of solid waste from the Crocodile River in the Madibeng Local Municipality.

Beneficiaries Impact
50 Employees

Formart
Targeted Stakeholder

Katlego Phago
Phone: 076 969 2764
Email: phagom2@dws.gov.za

School Based Programme 23 March

DWS - Municipal Health Services
JB Marks Municipality
Councillors - Potchefstroom, NW

DWS to visit the Berts Bricks Primary School in the JB Marks Local Municipality to give presentations on water conservation and water saving tips. The presentations will be done by Water Sector support and JB Marks LM Water Conservation Unit. This campaign will target learners from Grades 4,5 and 6.

Beneficiaries Impact
500 learners

Formart
Public Education

Katlego Phago
Phone: 076 969 2764
Email: phagom2@dws.gov.za

Media Tour of Swartruggens Dam 26 March

DWS Head Office

DWS - DWS NW
Swartruggens, NW

The DWS North West Regional Head/Delegated Senior Manager will brief media and give an update on dam levels and plans done to mitigate drought at the Swartruggens Dam in the Kgetleng Revier Local Municipality.

Beneficiaries Impact
15 Journalists

Formart
Targeted Stakeholder

Katlego Phago
Phone: 076 969 2764
Email: phagom2@dws.gov.za

Media Tour of the Mmabatho Treatment Plant 28 March

DWS - NW
Sedibeng Water
Mmabatho, NW

The DWS North West Regional Head/Delegated Senior Manager and the Sedibeng Water Regional Manager will brief media and give an update on the upgrade of the Mmabatho Treatment Plant.

Beneficiaries Impact
15 Journalists

Formart
Targeted Stakeholder

Katlego Phago
Phone: 076 969 2764
Email: phagom2@dws.gov.za

WESTERN CAPE

Event Province & Municipality Additional Information Contacts

Community Engagement 19 - 20 March

DWS
Bitou Water and Sanitation Forum
Plettenberg, WC

DWS and the Bitou Water and Sanitation Forum will conduct a briefing at the Nokuthula Community Hall. They will then conduct a door to door education awareness campaign to educate the community of Plettenberg about water conservation and hygiene.

Formart
Public Education

Malusi Rayi
Phone: 083 320 1249
Email: RayiM@dws.gov.za

Transnet Activations 20 - 23 March

DWS - Bellville, Salt River, WC

DWS will deliver water conservation presenations at the Transnet depots in Saldanha, Bellville and Salt River.

Formart
Public Education

Malusi Rayi
Phone: 083 320 1249
Email: RayiM@dws.gov.za

World Water Day 22 - 23 March

DWS - TBC, WC

DWS will take its water sector partners on a technical visit to Theewaterskloof Dam on 23 March. The visit will afford them a chance to showcase technologies and resources that people are mobilising in order to deal with water quality management problems.

Formart
Targeted Stakeholder

Malusi Rayi
Phone: 083 320 1249
Email: RayiM@dws.gov.za

Media Tour of Theewaterskloof Dam 22 March

DWS - Theewaterskloof Dam WC

Members of the media have been invited to a media tour to profile the work of the Theewaterskloof Dam in the Western Cape in light of the recent declaration of drought by the Inter-ministerial Task Team on Water as a national disaster.

Formart
Media Tour

Malusi Rayi
Phone: 083 320 1249
Email: RayiM@dws.gov.za

Kannaland Water and Sanitation Forum School Outreach 26 - 27 March

DWS - Kannaland Water and Sanitation Forum - Kannaland, WC

The Kannaland Water and Sanitation Forum will be visiting five schools to educate leaners about water conservation tips. These schools include Nisenville Secondary, Bersig Primary School, Carlisdorp Primary School, Van Wyksdorp Primary School and Amalienstein Primary School.

Formart
Public Education

Malusi Rayi
Phone: 083 320 1249
Email: RayiM@dws.gov.za

Media tour to George Wolwedans Dam 27 March

DWS - George, WC

DWS will lead a media tour to George Water Treatment Works. The media tour is aimed at orientating the media on water facilities.

Formart
Targeted Stakeholder

Malusi Rayi
Phone: 083 320 1249
Email: RayiM@dws.gov.za

Beaufort West Water Conservation Awareness 28 March

DWS - Rust Dene, WC

DWS in conjunction with Beaufort West Local Municipality will embark on a door to door campaign to educate the community of Beaufort about water conservation.

Formart
Public Education

Malusi Rayi
Phone: 083 320 1249
Email: RayiM@dws.gov.za

GAUTENG

Event Province & Municipality Additional Information Contacts

School Based Programme 16 March

DWS - Department of Education Birchwood Hotel City of Ekurhuleni Enviro Serv

DWS GP in partnership with Birchwood Hotel will host a total of 120 learners from primary and secondary schools within the City of Ekurhuleni. Learners are given topics to research and create models or prepare presentations to be presented before a panel of judges. The top three schools will receive prizes for their schools.

Beneficiaries/Impact
120 school leaners
Formart
Public Education

Hosia Sithole
Phone: 082 329 2736
Email: SitholeH2@dws.gov.za

Lucky Makgarengi
Phone: 082 723 6030
Email: MakgarengiL@dws.gov.za

Public Education and awareness 16 March

DWS GP - Ledsedi LM Department of Health Ward Councillor

DWS GP in partnership with Ledsedi LM and Department of Health will conduct an education and awareness event in Heidelberg.The event will cover topics such as water conservation, health and hygiene.

Beneficiaries/Impact
300 community members
Formart
Public Education

Hosia Sithole
Phone: 082 329 2736
Email: SitholeH2@dws.gov.za

Lucky Makgarengi
Phone: 082 723 6030
Email: MakgarengiL@dws.gov.za

Clear Rivers Campaign 17 March

DWS Head Office

DWS GP - City of Johannesburg Pikitup City Parks, Rand Water Shomang Sebenzani Develeopment Initiative Ward Councillor

DWS GP in partnership with the City of Johannesburg, Phaphamang and Pikitup will remove of solid waste from the Jukskei River in Alexandra.

Beneficiaries/Impact
500 community members
Formart
Targeted Stakeholder

Hosia Sithole
Phone: 082 329 2736
Email: SitholeH2@dws.gov.za

Lucky Makgarengi
Phone: 082 723 6030
Email: MakgarengiL@dws.gov.za

Media Tour of Roodeplaat Dam 22 March

DWS GP - DWS Head Office

Members of the media have been invited to a media tour to profile the work of the Roodeplaat Dam in Gauteng in light of the recent declaration of drought by the Inter-ministerial Task Team on Water as a national disaster.

Beneficiaries/Impact
15 Journalists
Formart
Media Tour

Hosia Sithole
Phone: 082 329 2736
Email: SitholeH2@dws.gov.za

Lucky Makgarengi
Phone: 082 723 6030
Email: MakgarengiL@dws.gov.za

Public Education and awareness 23 March

DWS GP - Midvaal LM Rand Water Department of Education

DWS GP in partnership with and Midvaal LM, Rand Water will conduct an education and awareness event in Meyorton. 50 secondary school learners will take part in this event. Officials will give presentations around water conservation, health and hygiene.

Beneficiaries/Impact
50 school learners and 100 Community members
Formart
Public Education

Hosia Sithole
Phone: 082 329 2736
Email: SitholeH2@dws.gov.za

Lucky Makgarengi
Phone: 082 723 6030
Email: MakgarengiL@dws.gov.za

Public Education and awareness 23 March

DWS GP - Rand West LM Department of Health

DWS GP in partnership with and Rand West LM will conduct an education and awareness event in Mohlakeng Hostel. Officials will fix leaking taps and conduct a door to door education and awareness on water conservation, health and hygiene.

Beneficiaries/Impact
150 Community members
Formart
Public Education

Hosia Sithole
Phone: 082 329 2736
Email: SitholeH2@dws.gov.za

Lucky Makgarengi
Phone: 082 723 6030
Email: MakgarengiL@dws.gov.za

Public Education and awareness 29 March

DWS GP - Transnet

DWS GP in partnership with and Transnet will conduct an education and awareness to Transnet staff at the Germiston plant. Officials will cover topics such as water conservation, health and hygiene.

Beneficiaries/Impact
100 staff members
Formart
Targeted Stakeholder

Hosia Sithole
Phone: 082 329 2736
Email: SitholeH2@dws.gov.za

Lucky Makgarengi
Phone: 082 723 6030
Email: MakgarengiL@dws.gov.za

LIMPOPO

Event Province & Municipality Additional Information Contacts

Media Tour of Mogalakwena Dam 27 March

DWS - Limpopo

Members of the media have been invited to a media tour to profile the work of the Mogalakwena Dam in Limpopo in light of the recent declaration of drought by the Inter-ministerial Task Team on Water as a national disaster.

Formart
Media Tour

Sipho Mabizela
Phone: 082 652 7469
Email: MabizelaS@dws.gov.za

EASTERN CAPE

Event Province & Municipality Additional Information Contacts

Sunlight 2in1 smart foam Road shows 10 March

Unilever DWS - Coca-cola - Eastern Cape

The Department in partnership with Unilever and Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa will embark on a road show to create awareness and educate communities on drought and using water sparingly.

Formart
Public Education Programme

Thandile Ngcume
Phone: 082 659 1422
Email: ngcumet@dws.gov.za

Media Tour of Kouga Dam 19 March

DWS - Eastern Cape

Members of the media have been invited to a media tour to profile the work of the Kouga Dam in light of the recent declaration of drought by the Inter-ministerial Task Team on Water as a national disaster.

Formart
Media Tour

Thandile Ngcume
Phone: 082 659 1422
Email: ngcumet@dws.gov.za

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