https://www.polity.org.za
Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / Statements RSS ← Back
Sanitation|Service|System|Systems|Waste|Water|Environmental|Waste
Sanitation|Service|System|Systems|Waste|Water|Environmental|Waste
sanitation|service|system|systems|waste-company|water|environmental|waste
Close

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Sponsored by

Close

Article Enquiry

Poisoned Vaal is the result of a poisonous government – Willem Potgieter

Close

Embed Video

Poisoned Vaal is the result of a poisonous government – Willem Potgieter

14th September 2021

ARTICLE ENQUIRY      SAVE THIS ARTICLE      EMAIL THIS ARTICLE

Font size: -+

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / The content on this page is not written by Polity.org.za, but is supplied by third parties. This content does not constitute news reporting by Polity.org.za.

Despite the Democratic Alliance (DA) pressing criminal charges against the Magareng Municipality for ongoing environmental pollution of the Vaal River system almost two months ago, the Warrenton Sewerage Plant remains non-operational.

This was confirmed during an oversight inspection to the plant by a DA delegation today.

Advertisement

What this in effect means is that a substantial amount of sewerage continues to be dumped daily into the non-functioning plant, which has a holding capacity of two million litres. Given that the waste is not being processed, this means that vast quantities of waste are seeping into the river aggravating the environmental crisis.

It is little wonder that Deputy President David Mabuza skipped Warrenton on his tour of ailing water and sewerage systems in the area last Friday. While he admitted that ANC municipalities are dysfunctional due to infighting halting service delivery, a stop at the Warrenton Sewerage Plant would have seen him admitting defeat, admitting that they have failed residents, businesses and farmers who are dependent on the Vaal river.

Advertisement

There can be no excuses for such a severe service delivery failure. Water sustains life, and by not caring for our water sources and sewerage plants, ANC governments are outrightly showing that they do not care for the people of the Northern Cape.

The only way to hold municipalities accountable, is to kick out corrupt governments. Surely, there can be no greater reason now to give the ANC-run Magareng government, which has not even so much as attended to the stagnating plant since at least October last year, the boot.

It is time to turn Warrenton’s sanitation crisis around and it is time to secure our water sources by registering to vote in the Local Government Elections and voting in a DA-government that can get things done.

Issued by DA

EMAIL THIS ARTICLE      SAVE THIS ARTICLE ARTICLE ENQUIRY

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here

Comment Guidelines

About

Polity.org.za is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Polity.org.za is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now
Register Close