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MINISTERIAL EVENTS
Date Event Province
27 March This will be the launch event for Water Week 2006. The event is arranged by DWAF in partnership with Ditou Municipality, TCTA Chevron and IMESA. It will focus on draught and water saving. The programme is going to be separated into two parts. It is going to be a school and youth programme in one venue and an industry and community programme at the main venue. A programme will still accommodate interactive presentations and exhibitions. There will be an exhibition of water saving devices. Western Cape - Plettenberg Bay MPCC
28 March This event in Mount Elliff, Alferd Nzo Municipality will be raising awareness linking with 2020 vision for Water and Sanitation Programme. There will be visits to sanitation zones. Eastern Cape - Alfred Nzo Municipality, Mount Elliff
29 March Signing of MOU between DWAF and Environmental Affairs, handing out Baswa Le Meetse awards to the provincial winners. Free State - Gariep
31 March Event to mark the Mid Block water project for Ekuruhleni metro. Gauteng - Vosloorus
PROVINCIAL EVENTS
Eastern Cape
Date Venue Focus Activities Host/District
20 March Watberg Village Joint event focusing on issues of water supply in a water stressed area RSS will conduct door-to-door campaign to raise awareness around scarcity of water in the area. Chris Hani District Municipality, Emahlathi Local Municipality & Rural Support services
22 March Water Week event at the Watberg High School Joint event focusing on issues of water supply in a water stressed area Chris Hani District Municipality, Emahlathi Local Municipality & Rural Support Services
22 & 24 March Mkapusi Health Centre (CLINIC) Health and Hygiene awareness linking to Water Week.
Visit to Zingquthu High School
Speeches, distribution of materials, practical exercises   Lukhanji Local Municipality, Chris Hani DM, DWAF, RSS
20 - 25 March Grahamstown Exhibition focusing on River Health Programme, 2020 Vision for Water & Sanitation Programme and other displays Water testing demonstrations, Water treatment, distribution of 2020 kits etc Grahamstown Arts and Culture Festiva,. Dep of Arts & Culture
23 March East London (Nahoon Dam) - DWAF (to display sanitation and river monitoring related issues)
- Amatola Water - Scientific Services (physical demonstrations
- Amatola Water - DVD on the water treatment plant at Nahoon Dam
Amatola Water & DWAF
23 March Venue to be announced Visits to sanitation centers Exchanging ideas about good practices in sanitation projects. Alfred Nzo District Municipality, Provincial Sanitation Unit
Free State
Date Venue Focus Activities Host/District
27 March Frankfort River cleaning campaign and wash Cleaning of river, water awareness and wash campaign Fezile Dambi
28 March Bloemfontein Radio talk show Lesedi FM and Masupatsela community radio Trial run for Minister's event
29 March Thaba N'chu Water harvesting
Provincial Event
Wash campaign and water conservation.
Baswa  le meetse award giving
Lejweleputswa
30 March Qwa-Qwa River cleaning Cleaning of river, water awareness and wash campaign Thabo Mofutsanyane
31 March Ladybrand River cleaning River cleaning and water awareness including health hygiene Wash Motheo
1 April Vanderkloof Dam Water awareness
Wash and hygiene awareness campaign
Water festival, tag of war, volleyball, flea market, tour dam wall and boating Xhariep
Gauteng
Date Venue Focus Activities Host/District
22 - 24 March Pretoria Zoo Grade 4 - 7 (Water for Growth) - Tap fixing
- Water Pollution
National Zoological Gardens
20 - 24 March Shoshanguve Schools x 5 Primary E.E. Team 'Play' Working for water
21 April Shoshanguve River to be identified Community / School River Clean up Working for water
20 March Sci-Bono Discovery, Newtown Fun and Conservation for learners Water show, water competition, talks, water rocket and water exhibition. Each learner will get water sachets and take home activities Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
(Johannesburg Marshalltown)
21 March Sci-Bono Discovery, Newtown Fun and safety and conservation and water use for general public Water show, water competition, talks, water rockets and water exhibition. Each visitor will get water sachets and take home activities
22 March Sci-Bono Discovery, Newtown Safety and water borne diseases, floods and sinkholes for learners and educators Water Exhibition, water show and workshops. Each learner will get water sachets and take home activities
23 March
Meteorological Day
Sci-Bono Discovery, Newtown Weather Day Rain, rainbows, earthfs water distribution for learners and educators Water Exhibition, water show and workshop including Meteorological Day activities. Each learner will get water sachets and take home activities on fun with water
24 March Sci-Bono Discovery, Newtown Careers in Water, water use information, Water cycle Exhibition, water show and workshops. Each learner will get water sachets  
29 March ODI Stadium, Mabopane National Water Week A fun-filled, educational event to celebrate & educate the +5000 children about the importance of water City of Tshwane Metropolitan (Water & Sanitation Division. (Stakeholders: Rand Water, Magalies Water & ODI
KwaZulu-Natal
Date Venue Focus Activities Host/District
Whole month of March Unizulu Science Center Matrics from surrounding areas - Science Show
- Careers center
- Outdoor adventure
Mhlathuze
20 - 24 March Midmar dam Aids orphans - Water conservation
Working for Water
Howick/Pietermaritzburg
20 - 24 March UShaka Water World Schools Water conservation eThekwini Municipality
21 March Dennis Hurley Hall Local community Numerous including a tree planning and street name change Durban
21 March Not finalized School and Community - Hygiene and Sanitation
- Water Quality
- Water Conservation
Indwedwe
22 March Not finalized Schools and Community - Hygiene and Sanitation
- Water Quality
- Water Conservation
Tongaat
Not fixed yet Wasbank Community schools Water quality Dundee
23 March Driefontein (Ekuphayikeni) Schools Conservation & growth Ladysmith Local Municipality
23 March Not finalized Schools and Community - Hygiene and Sanitation
- Water Quality
- Water Conservation
Kwadukuza
24 March Osizweni (Ladysmith) Schools Conservation & growth AmaJuba District Municipality
Limpopo
Date Venue Focus Activities Host/District
20 March Jongilanga Traditional Authority, Shimhungwe Village Community at large Provincial Event: Water Conservation, Health and Hygiene Bohlabela District
22 March Lephalale Minicipality Local Community District Event: Water Conservation, Health and Hygiene, Combating Alien Vegetation Vhembe
22 March Venue to be confirmed Local community Water Conservation, Health and Hygiene Sekhukhune
23 March Lephalale Minicipality Local Community District Event: Water Conservation, Health and Hygiene, Combating Alien Vegetation Waterberg District
23 March Venue to be confirmed Local Community Water Conservation Mopani
24 March Venue to be confirmed Local Community Water conservation, Health and Hygiene Capricon
Mpumalanga
Date Venue Focus Activities Host/District
Witklip Dam School groups/ Enviro- clubs - Arts Competition
- Measuring of dam leve ls
Ehlanzeni
23 March Blyde River School groups/ Enviro- clubs/ community - River clean up
- Arts Competition
Thaba Chweu
24 March Crocodile River Schools/ Enviro-clubs/ community - River clean up
- Competition
Inkomazi
North West
Date Venue Focus Activities Host/District
17 March Lethabong Community Hall Water Conservation Workshop Intensive capacity building on water conservation, basic technical skills on how to fix leaking taps etc. This workshop will minimize/alleviate the following identified problems:

- Illegal Connection
- High Consumption and unaccounted water
- Zero payment of tariffs
- Repair leaks. Water conservation 'Water week' is aimed at schools & at rural areas. Children can do a good job of teaching their parents, thus school campaigns educate parents via children, with water included in school syllabus. Poster campaigns, competitions, stamps & stickers provide fun methods for teaching children (South Africa) the following schools have been identified to participate

- Rethusegile Secondary School - Fapha Primary School
- Noka Ya Lerato Primary School
- Barelwanedi Primary School
- Ruskraal Primary School
- Iketletso Secondary School
Rusternburg Local Municipality
20 March Rand Water Treatment plant Educational tour to Rand Water treatment plant by learners Information sharing on water resources protection and management Rusternburg Local Municipality
20/02/06 Ruskraal Primary School   Site Visit Information sharing on water resources protection and management   Bojanala District
24 March Vaalkop treatment plant Educational Tour to Magalies Water (Vaalkop) schools to be identified Information sharing on water resources protection and management Bojanala District
27-28/03/04 Vaalkop Treatment plant Educational Tour to Magalies Water (Vaalkop) the following schools have been identified to participate:
- Chaneng Primary School
- Rasimone Primary School
- Bonwakgogo Primary School
- Boskhoek Primary School
- Mafenya Middle School
- Charora High School
Information sharing on water resources protection and management   Bojanala District
Northern Cape
Date Venue Focus Activities Host/District
22 March Pampierstad/Phokwane Water & Sanitation Health & Hygiene. Awareness Frances Baard
Western Cape
Date Venue Focus Activities Host/District
27, 29, 31 March 
07:00 - 18:00
- To Deck (Strand Street)
- Khayelitsha
- Bellville
- Nyanga
- Mowbray
- Worcester, contact Cornelius Slinger - (023)802 5600
- Clanwilliam - Nosie Majola
- George(3), contact Maarda (044) 802 2700
- WASH messaging
- River Health, Greywater & Pollution
- Water & Sanitation Wall ChartTarget Audience: Commuters (Low and middle income LSM 1-6), all races, three languages of the Region.
- National Water Resources Strategy
- National Water Act
Live Gazebos, and Audio Visual Footage
Inter-active communication  
Key Commuter Points Roadshows- "taking DWAF initiatives to the streets of the Western Cape"
27 - 31 March Presidential Nodal Points (Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, and Beaufort West)

Khayelitsha
- Ezindlovini (Public Meeting)
- TR (Bonga Road)
- D2D-Enkanini/ Monwabisi (PM)
- Tsepe Tsepe (D2D)
- BM (PM)
- SST (PM)
- QQ (D2D)
- Lindelani Guava (D2D)
- DT (Site 2)
- Roadshow area

Mitchells Plain

Beaufort West
Public Access Point/ Info Centers and Libraries for display
- WASH 
- River Health, Greywater & Pollution (LSM 1 - 6)
Door 2 Doors with DoH (Social Capital) implementing with 61 warm bodies. DoH (Social Capital) Door 2 Door Campaigns & Public Meetings "Forging Partnerships to tackle Water-Bourne Diseases", DoH - implementing Agent
27 - 31 March Western Cape Post Offices Public Material SAPO Deal
27 March  Plettenberg Bay Piesang Valley Community Hall Water Saving Devices (Exhibition) Main Program and Expos for Industry, Business and Communities

Separate edutainment for learners and the youth, organizers (Bitou 12)
Main Ministerial Event, with (DWAF National, Regional and Bitou Municipality)
28 March Laingsberg Exhibitions and Program (Ways to save water) Main Program and Expos- targeting Communities and Civil Society

Learner's Programme (Schools within Laingsberg)
Event 2 (DWAF with Laingsberg Municipality)

Mr. Oerson - 083 413 9660
Regional Partnering Events supported by DWAF
Date Venue Focus Activities Host/District
20 - 26 March Franshoek Learners and Schools in Franshoek (Grade 10) School Events TCTA
20 - 27 March Paarl and Wellington Mall Public Exhibitions Drakenstein Municipality

(Harold Hendricks - 082 497 8886)
22 March  Wemmershoek Dam Visit Learners (160) Visit  
23 March Swartland Purification Works Learners(160) Visit  
24 March Closing Water Week Function Public and Learners Event in Partnership with DWAF  
March Blomvlei River
The Lotus River
The Khayelitsha Wetland Park Development 
Public and Learners Creating awareness of existing River Clean and Green Projects Department: Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

(Janine van Rooyen - (021) 483 2715)
20 March Gugulethu Public Water Leaks Project Event City of Cape Town
22 - 23 March Civic Center Public and Learners Exhibitions  
24 March Adderley Street   Water-wise Planting Ceremony  
29 - 30 March Shopping Mall (Brackenfell) Public and Learners Promos  
Corporate Events supported by DWAF
Date Venue Focus Activities Host/District
29 March Chevron Refinery Milnerton Community Community, Business and Civil Society (Milnerton Community) Chevron-ImproChem Launch (Closed-shop event, by invite only)

Phumi Nhlapo - 082 442 4414
31 March Time: 12:00- 14:00 Cnr. Searle and Pontact street, Woodstock Clicks and DWAF interns "What DWAF is up to" New Clicks SA Tanya Olivier - 072 026 5568  
27 - 31 March Brackenfell Consumers Exhibition Stand Pick n Pay (Brackenfell)

 

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