Cape Town drought relief - #DefeatDayZero

We have committed ourselves to the people of the Western Cape through various planned interventions. Collection of 5L bottled water has already commenced in earnest at more than 70 collection points throughout South Africa.

We will consider drilling boreholes at hospitals and schools and reactivate existing non-functional boreholes dependent on the state of the aquifers which have to be preserved at all costs.

Gift of the Givers appreciates the huge effort underway for the collection of bottled water, the cash contributions , sponsorship of boreholes, JoJo tanks, warehousing space and free transport.

Gift of the Givers have embarked on a drive to collect water for the drought stricken Western Cape and Cape Town in particular. We encourage our sincere donors, ladies groups, mosques, churches, schools, companies and other institutions to donate containerised water, sealed and labelled or cash in kind.

Four million people face the harsh reality of standing in water queues at 200 distribution points throughout the Western Cape. This process could last a week, a month or even a whole year.

Fortunately, appropriate measures can manage the crisis significantly if not completely. Gift of the Givers has committed itself to the people of the Western Cape through various planned interventions. Collection of 5L bottled water has already commenced in earnest at more than 70 collection points throughout South Africa. ALL water will be stockpiled in SANDF military bases in Western Cape to be distributed at the most appropriate time.

The drilling of boreholes, dependent on the state of aquifers are planned for Khayelitsha, Bonnievale, De Doorns, Ceres, Atlantis and Vredendal. Gift of the Givers is considering purchasing its own borehole drilling rig at a cost of R2.5 million to expedite the search for water in these and multiple areas of great need. The drilling process will be supervised by Dr Gideon Groenewald, hydrologist, geologist and palaentologist. We will consider drilling boreholes at hospitals and schools and reactivate existing non-functional boreholes dependent on the state of the aquifers which have to be preserved at all costs. The setting up of a large number of JoJo tanks in strategic locations is another planned intervention and so is the distribution of hand sanitisers and wet wipes.

A key aspect of the intervention is the sourcing of pure, tested, clean drinking water from various springs and delivery of that in water tankers to JoJo tanks. A list of institutions in urgent need of water, including homes for the elderly, orphanages, homes for the physically and mentally challenged will be compiled and water delivered to them.

Co-operation and support from corporates, government departments and the public at large will enhance Gift of the Givers capability to intervene meaningfully. Transnet will be engaged to provide trains for transporting water from all parts of South Africa, shipping companies for transport from Durban harbour to Cape Town and road transporters are called upon to give us modest space on their trucks to Cape Town.

All interventions are dependent on the availability of resources, public and private support and time to get to all water points.

Details Badr Kazi 0832281298, Allauddin Sayed 0836677179, Muhammad Sooliman 0817579776.

disaster relief, capetown, water, westerncape, relief, drought, borehole

Fundraisers

  1. Avatar

    Yoga Odyssey

    R818 raised

2 Fundraiser projects

Donations

  1. £20
  2. £25
  3. Anonymous donation

    4 February

    R100
7 Donations

Fundraiser projects

2 Fundraiser projects

World Water Crisis

By Yoga Odyssey

The Cape Town water crisis is an opportunity for us all to wake up and appreciate just how precio...

11.25% Completed
£45 raised
£400 Target
215 DAYS