The Minister of Mineral Resources will on Tuesday, 13 February 2018, hand over boreholes with recently discovered clean ground-water to the local municipality in Beaufort West.
The water was found by the Council for Geoscience* while the entity was conducting research in the area. Preliminary results have indicated that the water is of good quality for drinking and other uses.
The handover of the resource to the municipality is expected to bring about some drought relief by ensuring that the people of Beaufort West have access to this resource.
Members of the media are invited to attend the handover scheduled to take places as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Venue: Steenonde Farm Beaufort West Municipal Commonage
Please confirm your attendance at Media@dmr.gov.za by Monday, 12th February 2018, 15:00