environment sustainability

Saving SA’s rivers

South Africa is faced with a huge challenge that is likely to become a future threat if our water resources are not well managed, says Water and Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi. Mabudafhasi, who on Monday embarked on the Adopt-a-River door-to-door campaign in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch, said because South Africa was a water scarce country, the department had a responsibility to ensure there was enough water for socio-economic growth and development.

The Adopt-a-River campaign is part of National Water Week Celebrations. “If the department does not manage and control pollution and waste water, we are likely not to meet our future human needs,” said the deputy minister. Formally launched by Mabudafhasi last year, the Adopt-a-River project is an initiative of the Water Affairs Department that aims to encourage the public to take charge of river systems in their areas, fight and prevent pollution. The project is also part of