How to deal with the problems we face.

Preparing the Case

Gathering information on water quality in the Vaal River System.  This information should be readily available and SAVE is seeking all relevant data from the Minister of the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs. If necessary Court action will be instituted to obtain this information.

Ensure that the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs is held accountable for the current state of the Vaal river system.

If necessary, SAVE will seek a mandamus compelling the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs to take appropriate action to address the serious and worsening pollution of the Vaal River system.

Dialogue

Dialogue with the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs and municipalities whose waste water works are contributing to the pollution of the Vaal Dam and the Vaal River.

Raising awareness

Communication via the media to alert the public to the pollution threats in the Vaal River

Revisit existing Court Orders

Revisit Court Orders obtained against the Emfuleni Municipality regarding the maintenance of the waste waterworks under its jurisdiction.

The future

Take the necessary steps to prevent ongoing pollution.