The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu has been recognised as one of the most prominent leaders in the water and sanitation sector worldwide.
“This is pure recognition for Sisulu’s drive to ensure the mandate of the Department of Water and Sanitation to deliver basic services to the people of South Africa is achieved,” the department said.
“Minister Sisulu drives this mandate as per the Constitution of South Africa, as well as in line with South Africa’s participation in the sector as a member of the African Minister’s Council on Water (AMCOW), as well as through her leadership of the sector on all International platforms.
“This recognition makes Minister Sisulu one of the most globally recognized women leasers in the sector.”
It highlighted the interventions that Sisulu made, particularly in drought-stricken parts of the country and in those areas with poor infrastructure, saying that these efforts had contributed to the recognition.
“The department is truly fortunate to be led by a driven and decisive political head in the person of Minister Sisulu.