Water and Sanitation Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, says the government has established a National Water Master Plan that will help it to address the issues of water shortages that the country is currently facing.
South Africa is facing one of the worst droughts in its history.
Speaking at the New Age Breakfast Briefing, in Woodmead Johannesburg, Mokonyane said the plan would improve the state’s capacity to deal with such occurrences in the future.
“In line with the National Development Plan, South Africa is now busy at work developing an integrated water master plan, supported by international partners through the strategic water partnership network.”
Mokonyane says, “We work on the establishment of regional water utilities to build the capacity of the state. The other thing that is also quite important is promotion of recycling of water. These are the areas that we are now looking at but it starts with me and you.”