Season 5 Episode 24: Drought Relief
We are please to share with you the latest WOF TV News episode.
In this episode we take a look at the role played by Working on Fire High Altitude Teams under the Department of Environmental Affairs in combating drought through the Drought Relief Project. The teams are clearing alien invasive plants which negatively impact on the water supply across the country as they can consume up to about 50 litres of water a day. Currently the project runs in water crisis provinces such as the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape.
This project does not only address water conservation, it also addresses the unemployment rate among young people as these teams are made up of previously unemployed youth from the areas the projects are based.