Sasol declares War on Leaks


Sasol and its collaborative partners, Cobra Watertech (Pty) Ltd, Rand Water, Gert Sibande TVET College and Govan Mbeki Municipality launched the War on Leaks Project Plumbing Learnership for unemployed youth in the Govan Mbeki municipal area on Wednesday, 15 March.
A total of 60 youngsters will be trained as learner plumbers through a 18 month programme.
They will be trained at the Gert Sibande TVET College Skills Academy in Standerton.
At the end of their training, the participants will receive accredited NQF level 4 qualifications in plumbing and will be awarded a chance to undergo on the job training where they will work at selected Govan Mbeki municipal schools and municipal facilities.
Sasol supported the Department of Water and Sanitation’s call to save water with its War on Leaks campaign last year and the first phase of the campaign identified six schools within the Govan Mbeki municipal area with high water consumption as a result of water leaks.
Water consumption at all six schools averaged 1 000 m³/week, which was reduced to 275 m³/week.
Sasol helped the municipality to save 60% of water at these schools.
The campaign won a Responsible Care Award (category A) from the Allied and Chemical Industries Association.
“Sasol remains committed to the success of communities and municipalities around our operations,” said Maureen Mboshane, Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Sasol Secunda Operations.
“I hope the learnership recipients will take the opportunity with both hands and complete the training with flying colours in order to set the standard for the others that will follow.”
Andy Camphausen, Cobra Inland Specifications Manager said: “Cobra has a proud history with our plumbing fraternity and in light of this history, we believe in continued skills development. “Cobra is proud to be associated with the War on Leaks Project Plumbing learnership for unemployed youth.
“We are committed to uplifting communities by providing people with skills that will help them better their lives and provide skills that communities will benefit from.”


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