Social activist & Operation SA’s, Yusuf Abramjee, chats to Aden Thomas about the #SaveWater Campaign

Operation SA and the Miss Earth organisation have welcomed news that “Day Zero” has been pushed back by a month to 11 May but they have cautioned: Don’t start celebrations just yet, we must continue to #SaveWater now more than ever before!

The two organizations said it was “critical” for Capetonians to #SaveWater now and reduce usage immediately.

Abramjee said various organizations were working in partnership with the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and plans are in place to mobilize the public to #SaveWater. They are also launching an Ambassadors programme soon in Cape Town. The organisation has committed to working closely with the Department of Water and Sanitation, alongside all critical stakeholders to manage an educational drive and schools programme across the Western Cape.

Operation SA is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to reduce human suffering. We respond to natural disasters, humanitarian emergencies and poverty. We are non-sectarian and non-political. Operation SA is on the ground with the people we serve. Our programs address four specific needs: Education, Health, Water (Sanitation and Hygiene), and Economic Opportunity. Operation SA’s four specific disciplines are well defined, but every situation is unique. That means one size does not fit all. We place a premium on learning, listening, being flexible and responsive. We take risks and learn from results. Our integrative approach means we’re able to roll out customized programs that address local priorities in the most effective, efficient way.

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