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EVENTS - 2019


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The presidential inauguration 25 May 2019

National

The presidential inauguration is scheduled to take place on 25 May 2019 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.



Sanitation Week TBC

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: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za

Groundwater Campaign TBC

DWS

The National Groundwater Strategy the department aims to improve the recognition of the strategic value and use and protection of groundwater in South Africa. The awareness campaign will provide an opportunity for people to learn about the importance of groundwater and how the resource impacts lives

Dee Maepa
Phone: 0829621585
Email: MaepaD@dws.gov.za

Launch of the Greater Mamusa Bulk Water Supply 14 June 2019

DWS
North West

The project will benefit the communities of Greaater Mamusa area, including Schweizer-Reneke, Amalia, Glaudina and Migdol. Part of the project includes the upgraded abstraction works at the Bloemhof Dam.

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

Youth Day 16 June 2019

Government

Previously known as Soweto Day, Youth Day marks the start of the Soweto riots of 1976. On 16th June 1976 nearly 30,000 pupils from Soweto joined a protest march.

Malehlabathe Matsoso
Phone: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za

Launch of the Rothdene Pump Station 28 June 2019

DWS
Gauteng

The pump station and rising main form an integral part of the bulk sewerage system in the Meyerton area as this infrastructure conveys the bulk of sewerage from the greater Meyerton area to the WWTW and is in need of upgrading

Hosia Sithole
Phone: 082 329 2736
Email: sitholeh@dws.go.za

NCOP Address TBC

DWS

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

Malehlabathe Matsoso
Phone: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za

South African Youth Water Prize Provincial Competition TBC

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.

Malehlabathe Matsoso
Phone: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za

Launch of the Ritchie Project Phase 1 12 July 2019

DWS
Northern Cape

The project included the installation of a new replacement water submersible pump at Riet River, pumping raw water dam via the proposed 315 dia, class 12 pumping water main, together with associated electrical works.

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

Mandela Day 18 July 2019

DWS

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

Malehlabathe Matsoso
Phone: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za

Launch of the Jozini Bulk Water Supply 26 July 2019

DWS
KwaZulu-Natal

The project included the supply, delivery and installation of pumps, electricity generator with 100 KVA Prime power and 110 KVA Standby power and equipped with an automatic change over system.

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

Launch of Polokwanre Bulk Water Supply 06 August 2019

DWS
Limpopo

The project focused on the replacement of the approximately 176km of the Asbestos Cement pipes in CBD, Seshego and Annadale

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

National Women’s Month 09 August 2019

Government

The holiday commemorates the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the 'pass'.

Malehlabathe Matsoso
Phone: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za

Launch of Van Wyksvlei Groundwater Phase 1 of 2 23 August 2019

DWS
Northern Cape

Project implementation started in Van Wyksvlei with the implementation of short term solutions, which includes the following activities; equip new and existing boreholes, install solar panel system, repair desalination plant, construction of a 300kℓ low level reservoir, distribution network and house connections

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

Stockholm Water Week TBC

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.

Sarah Mafa
Phone: 0607396963
Email: MafaS@dws.gov.za

Women's Month Celebration TBC

DWS

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

Malehlabathe Matsoso
Phone: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za


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

Launch of Mogalakwena Supply System phase 1 12 September 2019

DWS
Limpopo

The project aims to deliver water to Mokopane town and villages to the immediate north of Mokopane Town.  It forms part of the larger scheme of ORWDP in the feasibility report.

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

Heritage Day 24 September 2019

Government

The intention of Heritage Day is for all South Africans to celebrate their heritage, the diversity of their beliefs and traditions and remember their struggles against Apartheid.

Malehlabathe Matsoso
Phone: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za

World River Day 25 September 2019

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: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za

Launch of Xonxa Dam Transfer Scheme and Bulk Water Supply 27 September 2019

Eastern Cape

Launch of Xonxa Dam Transfer Scheme and Bulk Water Supply to Lukhanji  Local Municipality project comprises the augmentation of the bulk water supply shortfall through inter regional transfer of raw water from the Xonxa Dam to the Queenstown WTW.

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

WRC Symposium TBC

WRC

Opinion leaders, industry experts, government officials, public and private sector decision makers, young water professionals and innovators will convene to exchange knowledge.

Zama Zulu
Phone: 012 761 9300
Email: zamaz@wrc.org.za

SWPN (Strategic Water Partners Network) Annual Learning Forum TBC

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

Malehlabathe Matsoso
Phone: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za

Global Hand Washing Day 15 October 2019

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: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za

World Monitoring Day 18 October 2019

DWS

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

Malehlabathe Matsoso
Phone: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za

Launch of the Empuluzi Phase 3 25 October 2019

DWS
Mpumalanga

The Department of Water and Sanitation will launch the completed project in Mpumalanga.

Themba Khoza
Phone: 082 600 5660
Email: khozab@dws.gov.za

Lunch of the Wolmarastad Waste Water Treatment Works 08 November 2019

DWS
North West

The Department will launch the upgraded main sewer outfall in Wolmarastad .

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

World Toilet Day 19 November 2019

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: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za

16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children 25 November 2019

DWS

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

Malehlabathe Matsoso
Phone: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za

Imbizo Focus Week TBC

DWS

Campaign focused on creating awareness on a nine point plan.

Malehlabathe Matsoso
Phone: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za

Aqua Enduro TBC

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: 0828014624
Email: MatsosoM@dws.gov.za


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