31 August 2020
KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka will be launching a ground-breaking water purification and carting intervention in partnership with the South African National Defence Force in the water-scarce uMkhanyakude district municipality tomorrow.
Through this intervention, the SANDF is utilising its experts and resources to purify up to 150 000 litres of water a day drawn from the Mkuze River. This water is then distributed to rural communities in uMhlabuyalingana, Jozini, and Big Five Hlabisa through the water tankers provided by the uMkhanyakude district.
This cost-effective intervention also enables water tankers to deliver water to communities faster, eliminating the need for locals to travel long distances to access purified water. In the long run, this could save the government millions of rands. More than 45 000 households, including schools and businesses, will benefit from the project.
This ground-breaking partnership will be officially launched by Hlomuka who will be visiting the basin of the Mkuze River, just outside Hluhluwe near Isimangaliso Wetland Park where this project is operating from.
Members of the media are invited to attend the launch, the details of which are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 1 September 2020
Venue: Nhlangano Village, just outside Hluhluwe at the entrance of iSimangaliso Wetlands Park (first left after entering iSimangaliso after crossing the bridge)