R1,7 billion Pilanesberg bulk water project for North West

Water and Environmental Affairs minister Edna Molewa launched the R1,7 billion Pilanesberg Bulk Water Project in Ntswana-le-metsing outside Rustenburg earlier this week.

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The project is a partnership of the department of water affairs, the North West provincial government, as well as the Moses Kotane Local Municipality and Bojanala Platinum District Municipality.

More than 57 villages in the municipalities stand to benefit from the project, and plans are afoot to extend the project to Koster, Swartruggens and other villages in the Kgetlheng River Local Municipality.

Moses Kotane mayor, Fetsang Mokati-Thebe, welcomed the project, saying it will deliver skills to communities. “We wish to appeal to our communities to safeguard water. This project is a legacy that will bear fruit for many years to come,” she said.

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North West premier Thandi Modise said the project will also contribute significantly towards the economic growth of the region and the province.