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EVENTS - 2017


Upcoming Events

Event Province & Municipality Additional Information Contacts

Pre Budget Vote Ministerial Engagement, 23 May

DWS - Western Cape

Minister will engage Western Cape farmers , Women and Youth on the current drought situation in the Western Cape Province.

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

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

Grabouw Coca-Cola Appletiser Water Saving Plant Tour, 25 May

DWS - Western Cape

Coca-cola invited the Minister to a tour in their plant to showcase their water saving initiative.

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

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

Budget Vote, 26 May

DWS - Western Cape

Minister will present the Department’s Budget Speech for 2017/18 financial year.

Sarah Mafa
Email: Mafas@dws.gov.za

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

Integrated Water Quality Management Symposium (GP), 31 May

DWS - Gauteng

A symposium on innovative water quality management solutions and approaches to secure water that is fit-for-use in our surface and underground water resources.

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

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

South African Youth Water Prize Provincial Competition, 1 - 2 June

dws - gauteng

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

hosea sithole
phone: 082 329 2736
email: sitholeh@dws.go.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

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

Stephen Dlamini Dam PPP, 20 June

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 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

Greater uMshwathi Bulk Water Supply Scheme, 21 September


DWS - Umgeni Water KwaZulu-Natal

Phase One will supply Wards 1-3 in uMshwathi Local Municipality (Wartburg). When completed an estimated 324 433 rural people will receive a reliable supply of potable water for the first time

Deputy Minister

Shami Harichunder
Phone: 033 341 1319
Email: shami.harichunder@umgeni.co.za/a>

Public Education Programme, 25 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, 28 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

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.

Minister

Malehlabathe Matsoso
Phone: 082 801 4624
Email: MatsosoM@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

Upgrade of the Darvill Wastewater Works, 22 November

Umgeni Water - KwaZulu-Natal

The plant will be upgraded to accommodate the needs of a growing Msunduzi and will unblock housing development which had been constrained as a result of inadequate wastewater treatment facilities.

Deputy Minister

Shami Harichunder
Phone: 033 341 1319
Email: shami.harichunder@umgeni.co.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

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

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


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