PIETERMARITZBURG, May 12 –The South African Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, Pamela Tshwete, is leading a group of influential young South Africans, including local artistes, on a four-day “Journey of Water” walk.
The walk, which started in the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg Mondy morning, will end in the KwaZulu-Natal provincial capital of Pietermaritzburg on Thursday.
The Journey of Water walk is a campaign highlighting the threat to water security in the country.
Tshwete says the campaign is to educate people in communities surrounding rivers and dams about water pollution.
“We are taking a keen interest in this province because of the conditions in this area, and we are going to elaborate on government planned interventions. We’re saying, ‘please conserve water’,” she adds.
“What we do at the moment is to make sure people understand the scarcity of water in South Africa. We’re saying to people don’t pollute water and we are educating them, more especially those that are staying around the rivers and dams, so that they know the issues around pollution, so that they don’t pollute water.”