n Water&Sanitation Africa - Boosting the talent pipeline : pipes, pumps & valves

Volume 11 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1990-8857


World Water Day 2016 is held each year on 22 March and is championed by the United Nations globally. This year's theme is 'Water and Work' and, coincidentally, the South African government has timed its own job creation and skills training initiative in the water sector to start this year. Government's War on Leaks campaign has been under way for sometime but, towards the end of last year, it gained momentum when President Jacob Zuma announced that, through the Department of Water & Sanitation (DWS), it will train "15 000 artisans and plumbers to fix leaking taps and pipes in their communities as part of promoting water conservation".

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