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Working for Water


Private Bag X4390
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa

Tel: 021 441 2700
Fax: 021 441 2781
Contact: Mr Theo Rossouw

The Working for Water Programme will contribute to the sustainable control of invasive alien plants, and thereby the optimising of the conservation and use of natural resources. In doing so, it will address poverty relief and promote economic empowerment and transformation within public works framework.


  • Hydrological: To enhance the water security. To promote equity, efficacy and sustainability in the supply and use of water.
  • Ecological: To improve the ecological integrity of our natural systems. To protect and restore biodiversity.
  • Social: To invest in the marginalized sectors of society and to enhance their quality of life.
  • Natural resources: to restore the productive potential of the land, in partnership with the Landcare Initiative. To promote the sustainable use of natural resources.
  • Economic: To develop the economic benefits (from land, water and people) from clearing these plants by facilitating training, economic empowerment and the development of secondary industries.