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WELCOME TO SAVE THE VAAL ENVIRONMENT

SAVE THE VAAL ENVIRONMENT (SAVE) is a non-profit organisation formed in the 1990’s to protect the Vaal River and its environs from pollution. SAVE’s mandate extends from the Vaal Dam in the east to Parys in the west.

 

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.

Fund Raising

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

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

Volunteers

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.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

FEBRUARY 2020

FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS • Water and Sanitation Minister says “Trust me” • Water Minister and Parliamentary Committee inspect polluted Rietspruit • Parliamentary Portfolio [...]

JUNE 2019

SAVE THE DATES: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SATURDAY 22ND JUNE 2019 AT 10:00 AT LUCIANA COUNTRY ESTATE SAVE RIVER FESTIVAL - SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER - For [...]

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SAVE needs to build a war chest of funds for High Court action to ensure that the Department of Water Affairs meets its Constitutional responsibilities in terms of water quality in the Vaal River system. 

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