The Department of Water and Sanitation has partnered with various stakeholders to launch the #SaveWater Ambassador Programme aimed at fostering responsibility towards saving water resources in the City of Cape Town and the rest of the country.

The multi-stakeholder programme, which was launched in Cape Town on Thursday, is an initiative that will serve as a platform to heighten communications between a variety of stakeholders and communities to increase efforts to conserve water.

The initiative saw different groups, including Miss Earth South African, Operation SA, Tsogo Sun, South African Rugby Union, and the Muslim Judicial Council, pledging to partner with the department to mitigate the effects of the drought in the mother city.

Making sure Day Zero does not happen

During the launch, all partners echoed one another’s sentiments, saying that there was a need to make sure that Day-Zero did not happen through their partnership and working together.

They said it was time the citizens led the way in finding solutions to the water challenge that is facing the country.

“The work of the initiative will not only be confined to the City of Cape Town as the most drought-stricken area, but will make its presence felt throughout the country in the face of the calamity that is quickly spreading to other provinces,” the department said.

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