The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) will conduct extensive community engagements on Unconventional Gas Regulations in different parts of the country in the coming week.
This is after the Department has met with internal and external stakeholders on the published Unconventional Gas Regulations which were developed in line with Section 38 of the National Water Act of 1998. The regulations prescribe requirements and procedures when using water for unconventional gas activities.
Public engagements will get underway particularly with affected communities in the provinces where unconventional gas activities are being piloted or are envisaged for future use. The public engagements will take place as follows:
Theunissen, Town Hall
25 July 2022
Richmond, Town Hall
26 July 2022
Laingsburg, JJ Ellis Sports Complex
27 July 2022
Beaufort West Youth Hub
28 July 2022
The date, venue and time for Limpopo will be confirmed later.