WATER IS LIFE, SANITATION IS DIGNITY…
MS. NOMVULA MOKONYANE : MINISTER OF WATER AND SANITATION
Ms. Nomvula Mokonyane, Minister of Water and Sanitation and former Premier of Gauteng Province, was born on June 28 in the West Rand township of Kagiso. She is the youngest in a family of 12, with six sisters and five brothers. She matriculated at Masupatsela High School, Kagiso.
Water is Life, Sanitation is Dignity…
SUNSET IN THE ZAMBEZI
The sun reflection turned golden red, In the waters of the mighty Zambezi, And painted the muddy waters with rich purple color, with a touch of the rainbow and silver lining, To close the day that gave life it’s rhythmic beauty, The intercourse of sun rays brought pregnancy, To all living organism for tomorrows vitality.
SUNRISE AT VILANKULU
Poem By Dr. Stephen Mncube
THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER
Water is one of the most important substances on earth. All plants and animals must have water to survive. If there was no water there would be no life on earth.
Apart from drinking it to survive, people have many other uses for water. These include:
- washing their bodies
- washing clothes
- washing cooking and eating utensils; such as billies, saucepans, crockery and cutlery
- keeping houses and communities clean
- recreation; such as swimming pools
- keeping plants alive in gardens and parks
Water is also essential for the healthy growth of farm crops and farm stock and is used in the manufacture of many products.
RIVERS AND HISTORY… OLD MAN RIVER BY PAUL ROBESON
Old Man River by Paul Robeson Lyrics
PORTABLE WATER FILTER A POTENTIAL LIFESAVER
Drinking water through a Life Straw can assist in the prevention of illness from any bacteria or microscopic parasites that may be present in untreated water, as it claims to remove up to 99.9999% of bacteria, viruses, parasites and turbidity by filtering particles larger than 0.02 microns.