UPDATE ON VAAL SEWAGE POLLUTION CRISIS
A flurry of government visits to the Vaal in the past fortnight, gives new hope to the resolution of the Emfuleni Municipality’s sewage crisis. At last, SAVE the VAAL’s alarm bells are being heard. First, the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation held a press conference followed by meetings and an inspection of the Vaal River and Rietspruit. On Friday 7th February, the Water and Sanitation Parliamentary Portfolio committee was taken on a cruise to see the pollution in the river for themselves.
In-between, there have been two important announcements, one from the Minister and the other from the Portfolio Committee. This interest and the discussions reinforce SAVE’s decision to suspend the litigation against various Government entities until a progress review In April.
SAVE is reliant on donations to finance its activities. Fund raising events are arranged by the committee to assist with boosting its legal funds and to spread environmental awareness.
Donations are tax deductible in terms of Section 18A of the Income Income Tax Act of South Africa. Save the Vaal’s NPO Registration No. is: 011015200004
All committee members are volunteers and do not receive any monetary or material benefit. They do this work because they are passionate about the Vaal River and preventing pollution of this national asset.