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EVENTS - 2014

Minister's Visit to Giyani, 14 August 2014


The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, will pay a visit to the community of Mopani in Giyani Local Municipality and community in the Mopani District of Limpopo. This municipality has been gripped by social protests particularly around water services.

Minister Mokonyane will engage with all stakeholders on the day with the primary objective of ensuring a fast-tracked process that will bring this precious resource to the community by September of 2014.

The Limpopo provincial office of the department is in discussion with especially the Executive Mayor, the Municipal Manager, the Municipality’s Technical Director and Water Services’ Manager, the key drivers of any project that would see life in the district. Minister Mokonyane’s visit will bring in the necessary support not just of the department but of the provincial government as well to ensure good quality sustainable services continue beyond her visit.

The resolution to the water supply challenges in the District has been identified as the upgrading of the water treatment works in Giyani. There is a further need for an emergency pipeline to draw water from the Letaba Dam to the Giyani Water Treatment Works, as augmentation.

The use of the available boreholes would be a quick fix, but needs certainty in terms of electrical power availability and mechanical support.

There will be a need to engage and invite the media in the province and particularly in the locality to ensure that Minister’s visit and message will be properly communicated to the community.

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