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International Women's Day 08 March 2021

Nationwide

Annual Global day celebrating social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Sesi Moselekwa
Phuti Setati

District Model Information Sessions 08 March 2021  
DWS
DHS

Namakwa Northern Cape  
The Department will hold district development session focusing on the following areas:
  • Project Profile
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Subsidy Administration
  • Home maintenance
  • Tittle Deeds
  • Water and Sanitation Programme
  • Hand washing hygiene
 
Community Members  
District Model Information Sessions 10 March 2021  
DWS
DHS

City of Cape Town Western Cape  
The Department will hold district development session focusing on the following areas:
  • Project Profile
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Subsidy Administration
  • Home maintenance
  • Tittle Deeds
  • Water and Sanitation Programme
  • Hand washing hygiene
 
Community Members  
Official Hand over of Calitzdorp Reservoir11 March   WC
Kannaland Local Municipality  
The Minister will Commission the Bloukomlan Calitzdorp Reservoir, Kannaland. The reservoir was upgraded from a storage capacity of 12 hours to 48 hours.   Sesi Moselekwa
Sputnik ratau Malehlabathe Matsoso  
District Model Information Sessions 15 March 2021  
DWS
DHS

Waterberg Limpopo  
The Department will hold district development session focusing on the following areas:
  • Project Profile
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Subsidy Administration
  • Home maintenance
  • Tittle Deeds
  • Water and Sanitation Programme
  • Hand washing hygiene
 
Community Members  
Women in Water and Science Summit. 18 March 2021  
Gauteng
Virtual  
Department in partnership with WRC to host a Women in Water and Science Summit to celebrate this year’s annual World Water Day.   Khosi Jonas
Sesi Moselekwa  
Training Yard Handing Over Ceremony(JICA) 18 March 2021  
Gauteng
 
The Japanese Government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) , funded the construction of the training facility at the Roodeplaat training Centre. The Training Yard will be officially handed over to the Department   Sesi Moselekwa
Malehlabathe Matsoso
Sesi Moselekwa  

World Water Day 22 March 2021

Namakwa

Held annually focusing on the importance of fresh water resources . It is aimed at raising aware of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water

Sesi Moselekwa
Sputnik Ratau
Malehlabathe Matsoso

National Water Week 22 March 2021

DWS

National Water Week is an important campaign on the calendar of the water sector. The Department as the custodian of the sector takes a lead during this campaign. This is an annual campaign where a week is dedicated to profile the department’s progress with regard to water service delivery.

Community Members

District Model Information Sessions 24 March 2021  
DWS
DHS

Bojanala DM North West  
The Department will hold district development session focusing on the following areas:
  • Project Profile
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Subsidy Administration
  • Home maintenance
  • Tittle Deeds
  • Water and Sanitation Programme
  • Hand washing hygiene
 
Community Members  
Handover of Title deeds and ABT house Winterveldt 31 March 2021  
Gauteng  
  Zimasa Olajide  

Official handover of Cokeville Water Projects. TBC

Eastern Cape
KwaZulu Natal
Limpopop

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa completed 4 projects to assist with access to water in Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape.

Sesi Moselekwa
Sputnik Ratau
Malehlabathe Matsoso

Launch of Technical Knowledge Centre TBC

Gauteng /Virtual

The UN World Water Development Report on freshwater resources 2017 will be launched as part of the South African activities.

Sesi Moselekwa
Sputnik Ratau
Malehlabathe Matsoso

Jericho Dam Cleansing Ceremony TBC

Mpumalanga

Sesi Moselekwa Sputnik Ratau Malehlabathe Matsoso

Official Hand over of Klidrift Water Treatment Plant TBC   Gauteng Northwest     Sesi Moselekwa Sputnik Ratau Malehlabathe Matsoso  
Handover of the Graafwater Purification Plant 05 April 2021   DWS
Western Cape  
The Deputy Minister will handover a completed project to the community of Cederberg Municipality.   Community members  
Ministerial follow-up visit to Nandoni 11 April 2021   Limpopo
 
A follow up meeting on the payment issues in Nandoni   Sesi Moselekwa
Sputnik Ratau  
Ministerial visit to Lufhereng integrated human settlements project 22 April 2021   Gauteng
 
 
 
Launch of the Commissioning of the Upgraded Klipdrift Water Treatment Plant 29 April 2021   North West
 
The Minister will officially commission the upgraded Klipdrift WTP in Hammanskraal as part of National Water Week celebrations. Klipdrift Water Treatment Plant  
 Malehlabathe Matsoso
Sesi Moselekwa
District Model Information Sessions TBC  
DWS
DHS

 
The Department will hold district development session focusing on the following areas:
  • Project Profile
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Subsidy Administration
  • Home maintenance
  • Tittle Deeds
  • Water and Sanitation Programme
  • Hand washing hygiene
 
Community Members  
Sanitation Week TBC   Educational and awareness   This is an annual campaign where a week is dedicated to profile the department’s progress with regard to bucket eradication programme.   DWS  
Budget Vote TBC   National address   Presentation of the Department’s budget to Parliament   DWS  
South African Youth Water Prize Provincial Competition TBC   Targeted Stakeholder   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.   DWS  
District Model Information Sessions TBC  
DWS
DHS

 
The Department will hold district development session focusing on the following areas:
  • Project Profile
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Subsidy Administration
  • Home maintenance
  • Tittle Deeds
  • Water and Sanitation Programme
  • Hand washing hygiene
 
Community Members  
Youth Day 16 June 2021   Commemorative Day   Previously known as Soweto Day, Youth Day marks the start of the Soweto riots of 1976. On 16th June 1976 nearly 30,000 pupils from Soweto joined a protest march.   Government  
NCOP Address TBC   National address   Presentation of the Department’s budget to National Council of Provinces (NCOP)   DWS  
Baswa Le Meetse Adjudication 21 June 2021   Educational Awareness Campaign   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.   DWS Gauteng  
Clear Rivers Campaign   DWS  The department’s initiative to clean up our water resources in a quest to encourage communities to take care of the resources in celebration of Mandela Month.   Community Members  
Mandela Day 18 July 2021   DWS  Annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on his birthday.   Country wide  
District Model Information Sessions TBC  
DWS
DHS

 
The Department will hold district development session focusing on the following areas:
  • Project Profile
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Subsidy Administration
  • Home maintenance
  • Tittle Deeds
  • Water and Sanitation Programme
  • Hand washing hygiene
 
Community Members  
Stockholm World Water Week TBC   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.   1500 participants  
Women's Month Celebration TBC   DWS
 
An opportunity for the department to recognize work done by women in the water and sanitation sectors.   500 invited guests  
District Model Information Sessions TBC  
DWS
DHS

 
The Department will hold district development session focusing on the following areas:
  • Project Profile
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Subsidy Administration
  • Home maintenance
  • Tittle Deeds
  • Water and Sanitation Programme
  • Hand washing hygiene
 
Community Members  
World Water Monitoring Day 18 September   DWS
 
An international education and outreach programme that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources.   Community Members
Heritage Day 24 September   DWS
 
The intention of Heritage Day is for all South Africans to celebrate their heritage, the diversity of their beliefs and traditions and remember their struggles against Apartheid.   Community Members
World Rivers Day 25 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.   Community Members
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   Community Members
Sanitation Campaign 15 October   DWS
 
A campaign to create awareness on issues of health and hygiene in our communities and encourage communities to wash hands with soap.   Community Members
World Toilet Day 19 October   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.   Country wide
16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children 25 November   DWS
 
A campaign to educate people about the scourge of violence against women and children.   Country wide
Imbizo Focus Week TBC   DWS
 
Campaign focused on creating awareness on a nine point plan   5000 community members
Aqua Enduro TBC   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.   160 Youth

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