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Press Release 
Adriaan Taljaard 

DWS join forces with the Kingdom of Denmark for water management

The Department of Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane yesterday, 02 November 2015, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of the South African Government with the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food in Johannesburg. The MoU is aimed at strengthening and promoting cooperation relating to the water sector between the two countries, especially from the Danish private sector partnering with local businesses.

The Danish are global leaders in water efficiency and waste water management; the signed memorandum will therefore present the South African water sector with an opportunity to learn from the best. This will include strengthening the sector to enhance the water quality and quantity through innovative technological solutions, land and water management systems and skills development.

Other areas to be explored through the joint venture include support to local government in terms of management, investment opportunities, raising human capital, skills and knowledge transfer.

Minister Mokonyane says she is delighted at this breakthrough for “this means development for not only the country’s water sector but for the country as a whole”. She added that she believes there is great potential for South African-Danish partnerships in the water sector which will help alleviate the current challenges. “Communities will be uplifted and jobs will be created and both countries will greatly benefit”.

 Issued by the Department of Water & Sanitation

For more information contact: Sputnik Ratau, DWS Director, Media Liaison: 0828742942



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