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employment thumb100 ANA reports that according to the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), construction on the Clanwilliam Dam in the Cederberg district in the Western Cape was envisaged to create more than 4,000 job opportunities.  

In a statement on Friday, the DWS indicated:  “A new-look Clanwilliam Dam is envisaged to create 4,480 jobs initially.  The engineers have extrapolated that the Clanwilliam Dam project would bring about 3,800 permanent jobs when completed and another further 680 temporary jobs during construction.”  Last Monday, the water and sanitation minister, Gugile Nkwinti, and the Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, launched the government project of raising the wall of the dam by 13 metres so it could harvest more water to cater for the people of the region.  The Clanwilliam Dam project has been delayed for a number of years and such delays have attracted negative publicity for the water and sanitation department.  The new water and sanitation minister told a meeting in March of the national, provincial and local government leaders during a visit to the Clanwilliam Dam that he intended to introduce new policies and a new work regime in the department in order to ensure that department projects were undertaken on time in order to socially and economically benefit communities.

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