A company tasked with cleaning up the Vaal River system says it is difficult to determine the timeframe in which the project will be completed. It says more work needs to be done in terms of assessments.
Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu will on Tuesday visit the Vaal Intervention Project, in Vereeniging, on a fact-finding mission regarding the progress made in the project so far.
Tshwane is running out of water in the Pretoria CBD and in the west of the City.
Deputy President David Mabuza says R1.1 billion will be injected into the Sedibeng Regional Sewer Scheme in Sebokeng in the Vaal to prevent further spillage of sewerage into the Vaal River.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it’s concerned about the slow progress of addressing the sewage crisis facing the Vaal District.