Monday 19 February 2018


The Department of Water and Sanitation, Operation SA and Miss Earth SA have launched a School Roadshow to promote the saving of water.

100 schools are to be visited over the next 10 days.

Children are being given educational worksheets.

Miss Earth Ambassadors are engaging in in-class room activities inspiring #WaterHeroes

Leaners are also being encouraged to come up with innovate ideas.

Department of Water and Sanitation spokesperson, Sputnik Ratau, said: “It is encouraging to see the kind of reception to the partnership on water awareness amongst our children and educators.”

“We believe that through this interaction the message of water conservation will reach our communities,” said Ratau.

Catherine Constantinides, International Climate Activist, said “we are inspired by the enthusiasm and engagement of leaners from the youngest to the oldest.

“These children are not only learning to #SaveWater now. They are learning about a new way of life where we are water conscious,” she added.

Chief #SaveWater Ambassador, Yusuf Abramjee, said it was important for the #SaveWater #EveryDropCount message to reach every corner of the country.

“We are starting to see some water savings and that is encouraging. If we save more water now, we can avoid ‘Day Zero.’”

Abramjee said they were being inundated with requests to visit more schools
and it will be considered as part of phase two.

The school roadshow launched at Hazeldene Primary in Mitchells Plain where senior officials of the Western Cape Education Department also attended.

The local Community Police Forum, Mitchells Plain Station Commander, Brig Goolam and community activists also pledged their support.

Other schools to be visited this week include Gugulethu, Langa, Athole, Phillipi, Constantia and Melkbos.


Yusuf Abramjee
Cell 082 4414 203

Sputnik Ratau
‭Cell 082 874 2942‬

Catherine Constantinides
Cell ‭083 747 7677

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