Mobile Water Containers Relieving Stress in South Africa
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has delivered mobile water containers to relieve the strain of collecting and storing water to elderly and disabled residents of Khayelisha area of Thembisile Hani Local Municipality.
She recently delivered 100 water carts to the municipality and also provided buckets to assist in storage to the community members.
The Minister reminded the community that "today is better than yesterday and tomorrow will be a better day than today" and encouraged the people to have hope as hope does not kill (ithemba alibulali).
Minister Mokonyane also reminded the community about the effects of climate change on water availability and encouraged the community to conserve and use the available water sparingly.
She also told the community that government initially declared five provinces, now eight, of which Mpumalanga is one, as disaster areas due to water shortages as a result of climate change.