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10 September 2014

The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, in partnership with the Premier of Mpumalanga, Mr. David Mabuza will officially launch the Mathibela Water Reticulation Project in Marite, Bushbuckridge Local Municipality on 13 September 2014. The Mathibela village has 2 015 population size and 395 households. The Mathibela project is one of the 25 water reticulation projects that were initiated under the intervention announced by the Minister and the Premier in Bushbuckridge Local Municipality

The project is a result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Department and the Mpumalanga Provincial Government in June 2013, which brought in Rand Water as the implementing agent for the project, considering the capacity within the entity.

The objective of the project is to improve the delivery of water and water services and access to the community within Marite. This will happen by developing and constructing a water reticulation system and connecting municipal customers to the water supply.

Details of the launch are as follows:

Date: 13 September 2014
Time: 09h00 - 14h00
Venue: Mathibela village: reticulation site visit
Mathibela Sports Ground, Marite along the R40: community event


For more information contact: Sputnik Ratau at 076 219 5380 or Brenda Mpitsang at 074 295 1874.

For media rsvp contact: Themba Khoza on 082 600 5666

For media releases, speeches and news visit the Water & Sanitation portal at: www.dwa.gov.za

Issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation

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