Johannesburg - Over 217 000 people in three municipalities will
benefit from a bulk water project launched on Sunday at Taung in North
West, said Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.
"The project will not only alleviate water poverty in the Greater Taung Municipality, but it will augment water for two other adjacent municipalities as well," she said.
Speaking at the Pudumong sports grounds, where the
project was launched, Molewa said the entire municipality with over 100
villages would have access to clean running water on completion of the
The project would transfer water from the previously
single-purpose Taung Dam to the Taung purification plant before it was
Another pipeline would transfer water to Vryburg in
the Naledi local municipality and Genyesa in the Kagisano local
North West premier Thandi Modise said her province was
talking to the department about building more catchment areas in Taung's