Israel-SA Water Week was an outstanding success
Watch as SABC’s Question Time presenter Mpho Tsedu discusses SA’s water problems and how Israel is helping – and can do a lot more – with Limpopo MEC for agriculture and rural development, Joy Matshoge and Israeli ambassador Arthur Lenk
South Africa’s national minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Des van Rooyen, has declared eight of the country’s provinces – all except Gauteng – as drought disaster areas. The announcement came in the wake of the Department of Water and Sanitation reporting that dam levels continue to decline week-on-week.
This is placing increasing pressure on the national water supply system.
Watch the interview to hear how much co-operation is taking place
Meanwhile, top water conservation experts met earlier this month for the first annual Israel-South Africa Water Week.
Over 400 follow-up meetings between Israeli water experts and the over 600 SA private and public sector delegates who attended the events in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban speaks to the success of the initiative.
For its part Limpopo’s Department of Agriculture is rolling out dialogues on the Advancement of Youth Economic Development in Agriculture, as part of its programmes for Youth Month.