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EVENTS - 2017


Upcoming Events

Event Province & Municipality Additional Information Contacts

TCTA Acid Mine Drainage 17 February

DWS - Gauteng

Minister to do a walk about at the Eastern Basin Acid Mine Drainage in Springs to inspect the process of purifying water that has been affected by acid mine drainage

Minister

Maiphephi Lodi
Phone: 082 328 3506
Email: lodia@dws.gov.za

Hosia Sithole
Phone: 072 530 8500
Email: SitholeH2@dws.gov.za

War on Leaks Artisans’ Training Programme 24 February

DWS - KwaZulu-Natal

Announcement of 2nd Intake The purpose of the event is to announce the commencement of the WoL 2nd intake training and also seek buy-in from the relevant stakeholders with the rollout and way forward.

Minister

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

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

Bursary Holders Ministerial Engagement, 28 February

DWS - Gauteng

Minister’s engagement with the current departmental bursary holders. Presentation of bursaries to the new intakes

Deputy Minister

Sarah Mafa
Email: mafas@dws.gov.za

Hosia Sithole
Phone: 072 530 8500
Email: SitholeH2@dws.gov.za

Launch of Customer Relations Management, 16 March

DWS - North West

Launch of the unit dedicated to receiving and attending to customer queries. The unit will provide single point of entry and a standardised process for dealing with queries from current and prospective water users.

Minister

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

Katlego Mokaila
Phone: 082 610 5311
Email: mokailak@dws.gov.za

National Water Week, 20 - 27 March

DWS

National Water Week is an important campaign on the calendar of the water sector. The Department as the custodian of the sector takes a lead during this campaign. This is an annual campaign where a week is dedicated to profile the department’s progress with regard to water service delivery.

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

World Water Day Summit 2017, 22 - 24 March

KZN Cogta
DWS - KwaZulu-Natal

Summit to address some of the major water and sanitation challenges faced by various states in Africa.

Minister

Motshidisi Baloyi
Phone: 082 611 1015
Email: baloyim2@dws.gov.za

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

Harismith/Makwane Water Treatment Works, 24 March

DWS - Free State

Launch of the department’s completed project . And a a platform for political principals to consult with communities on the progress made by government regarding service delivery.

Deputy Minister

Sarah Mafa
Email: mafas@dws.gov.za

Brian Khoza
Phone: 082 600 5666
Email: Khozab@dws.gov.za

Clanwilliam Dam introduction of the Contractor, 31 March

DWS - Western Cape

The project to raise the Clanwilliam Dam will restore the safety of the dam and improve assurance of supply, provide for the ecological reserve and to provide additional allocation to resource poor farmers, as the dam is currently over committed.

Minister

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

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

Ermelo Emergency Bulk Water Pipeline / Ermelo Bulk Water Supply (Msukaligwa) (MP), 06 April

DWS - Mpumalanga

The programme serves as platform for political principals to consult with communities and interested or affected individuals, organisations and government entities before making decisions or giving progress on service delivery.

Deputy Minister

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

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

Stephen Dlamini Dam PPP, 20 April

DWS - KwaZulu-Natal

The programme serves as platform for political principals to consult with communities and interested or affected individuals, organisations and government entities before making decisions or giving progress on service delivery.

Minister

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

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

Public Education Programme, 21 April

DWS - KwaZulu-Natal

The department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

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

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

Groblersdal / Luckau BWS (LIM), 25 April

DWS - Limpopo

The department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

Deputy Minister

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

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

Sanitation Week, May

DWS

This is an annual campaign where a week is dedicated to profile the department’s progress with regard to bucket eradication programme

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

Budget Vote, May

DWS

Presentation of the Department’s budget to Parliament

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

Balfour Waste Water Treatment Works Phase 1, 08 May

DWS - Mpumalanga

The department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

Minister

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

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

Handover of completed sanitation facilities in Khara Hais , 19 May

DWS - Northern Cape

The programme serves as platform for political principals to consult with communities and interested or affected individuals, organisations and government entities before making decisions or giving progress on service delivery.

Deputy Minister

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

Amogelang Moholoeng
Phone: 082 653 1682
Email: moholoenga@dws.gov.za

Public Education Programme, 25 May

DWS - Western Cape

The department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues

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

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

NCOP Address, June

DWS

Presentation of the Department’s budget to National Council of Provinces (NCOP )

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

South African Youth Water Prize Provincial Competition, June

DWS

The competition is aimed at promoting the protection of South African’s natural resources and encourage the youth to participate actively in integrated and community-based water resources.

Deputy Minister

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

Tsomo Northern Bulk Water Supply 14 June

DWS - Eastern Cape

The Department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

Minister

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

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

Public Education Programme, 21 June

DWS - Eastern Cape

The department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

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

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

Launch of the Bothaville Waste Water Treatment Plant, 27 June

DWS - Free State

Launch of the Bothaville Waste Water Treatment Plant, which will benefit the community of the Nala Local Municipality.

Deputy Minister

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

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

Ventersdorp Bulk Water Supply, 30 June

DWS - North West

The project is aimed at addressing the water shortages around the Ventersdorp Local Municipality. The following towns will benefit Ventersdorp, Tshing Ext. 5, Moosapark and Extension 7.

Minister

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

Katlego Mokaila
Phone: 082 610 5311
Email: mokailak@dws.gov.za

Niekerkshoop Bulk Water Supply, 13 July

DWS - Northern Cape

The programme serves as platform for political principals to consult with communities and interested or affected individuals, organisations and government entities before making decisions or giving progress on service delivery.

Deputy Minister

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

Amogelang Moholoeng
Phone: 082 653 1682
Email: moholoenga@dws.gov.za

Mandela Day, 18 July

DWS

Annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on his birthday

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

Launch of the ORWRDP Pipeline Project– Phase 2C (Steelpoort to Mooihoek) , 20 July

DWS - Limpopo

The purpose of the Olifants River Water Resources Development Project (ORWRDP) is to stimulate social and economic development in the Sekhukhune area.

Minister

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

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

Emadlangeni Regional Bulk Water Scheme, 27 July

DWS - KwaZulu-Natal

The programme serves as platform for political principals to consult with communities and interested or affected individuals, organisations and government entities before making decisions or giving progress on service delivery.

Deputy Minister

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

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

Public Education Programme, 28 July

DWS - Mpumalanga

The department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

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

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

Public Education Programme, 31 July

DWS - Limpopo

The department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

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

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

Women's Month Celebration, 15 August

DWS

An opportunity for the department to recognize work done by women in the water and sanitation sectors.

Minister

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

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

Lusikisiki – Zalu Dam PPP, 18 August

DWS - Eastern Cape

The programme serves as platform for political principals to consult with communities and interested or affected individuals, organisations and government entities before making decisions or giving progress on service delivery.

Deputy Minister

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

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

Gamalekana Water Treatment Plant, 21 August

DWS - Limpopo

The programme serves as platform for political principals to consult with communities and interested or affected individuals, organisations and government entities before making decisions or giving progress on service delivery.

Minister

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

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

Public Education Programme, 23 August

DWS - Free State

The department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

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

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

Stockholm Water Week, 27 Aug - 01 Sep

DWS - SIWI

Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). It brings together experts, practitioners, decision makers and leaders from around the globe to exchange ideas, foster new thinking and development solutions.

Deputy Minister

Sarah Mafa
Phone: 060 739 6963
Email: MafaS@dws.gov.za

SWPN (Strategic Water Partners Network) Annual Learning Forum, September

SWPN - DWS

A forum to mobilise the private-sector, civil-society and government to find practical ways of how business may successfully implement water stewardship.

Minister

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

Hlabisa Bulk Water Supply, 12 September

DWS - KwaZulu-Natal

The Department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

Deputy Minister

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

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

Strydenburg Groundwater Project, 18 September

DWS - Northern Cape

The programme serves as platform for political principals to consult with communities and interested or affected individuals, organisations and government entities before making decisions or giving progress on service delivery.

Minister

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

Amogelang Moholoeng
Phone: 082 653 1682
Email: moholoenga@dws.gov.za

Public Education Programme, 15 September

DWS - Northern Cape

The department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

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

Amogelang Moholoeng
Phone: 082 653 1682
Email: moholoenga@dws.gov.za

Public Education Programme, 21 September

DWS - Gauteng

The department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

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

Hosia Sithole
Phone: 072 530 8500
Email: SitholeH2@dws.gov.za

World River Day, 25 September

DWS

The Adopt-a-River project aims to improve the health of the aquatic ecosystems in a manner that maximizes economic growth and improves human health.

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

Grabouw Waste Water Treatment Works, 29 September

DWS - Western Cape

The programme serves as platform for political principals to consult with communities and interested or affected individuals, organisations and government entities before making decisions or giving progress on service delivery.

Deputy Minister

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

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

Public Education Programme, 09 October

DWS - North West

The department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

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

Katlego Mokaila
Phone: 082 610 5311
Email: mokailak@dws.gov.za

Global Hand Washing Day, 15 October

DWS

To raise awareness about the socio-economic benefits of Hand washing with soap as the most cost-effective way to combat the spread of communicable diseases.

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

World Monitoring Day, 18 October

DWS

An international education and outreach programme that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources.

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

Public Education Programme, 19 October

DWS - KwaZulu-Natal

The department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

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

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

Ncwabeni OCS Dam PPP, 25 October

DWS - KwaZulu-Natal

The Department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

Minister

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

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

Nandoni Public Participation Programme, 31 October

DWS - Limpopo

The Minister will launch the Nandoni Dam project, which is a major component of the Luvuvhu River Government Water Scheme (LRGWS) commenced in 1998 and was completed in 2005.

Deputy Minister

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

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

Public Education Programme, 08 November

DWS - Western Cape

The department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

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

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

Nwamitwa Dam PPP, 16 November

DWS - Limpopo

The programme serves as platform for political principals to consult with communities and interested or affected individuals, organisations and government entities before making decisions or giving progress on service delivery.

Minister

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

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

World Toilet Day, 19 November

DWS

World Toilet Day was created to raise global awareness of the daily struggle for proper sanitation that billions of people face across the globe.

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

16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children, 25 Nov - 10 Dec

DWS

A campaign to educate people about the scourge of violence against women and children.

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

Aqua Enduro, December

DWS

The campaign seeks to bring together young people from around the country for a week long event filled with water activities, sport and games.

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

Public Education Programme, 04

DWS - Eastern Cape

The department will engage with community members in different areas to educate them about water conservation and water demand management as well as sanitation issues.

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

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


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