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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Water Wise Education Team?

A dynamic team that offers edutaining (educational & entertaining) programmes, puppet shows, roadshows and education material in order to assist YOU in becoming “Water Wise”.

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2. What methods are used?

Hands-on activities
Games
Puppet Shows
Experiments
Nature Walks
Roadshows
Exhibitions
Education Material

3. What Age Group is this Service aimed at?

Nursery Schools: Ages 4-6
Schools (all phases)
Teachers
Tertiary Institutions
Some Adult groups

4. Where is this Service offered?

  • Rand Water Nature Centre, south of Johannesburg
  • Vereeniging Purification Station, Vereeniging
  • Jewish National Fund Walter Sisulu Environmental Centre, Mamelodi
  • or at a nursery school or school

The contact details for these centres are stated below.

5. What Programmes are offered at the Rand Water Nature Centre?

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6. Where is the Rand Water Nature Centre?

522 Impala Road
Corner Impala & Kliprivier Drive
Glenvista
Johannesburg

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7. Who can be contacted at the Rand Water Nature Centre?

Tumi (William) Nissel on (011) 682 7026,
082 254 3365 or wnissel@randwater.co.za

 

8. What Programmes are offered at the Vereeniging Purification Station?

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9. Where is the Vereeniging Purification Station?

Barrage Road
Vereeniging

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10. Who can be contacted in Vereeniging?

Nyree Steenekamp on (016) 430 8661/8698,
084 393 5559 or nsteen@randwater.co.za
 

11. What Programmes are offered at the JNF/Walter Sisulu Environmental Centre?

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12. Where is the JNF/Walter Sisulu Environmental Centre?

20202 Serapeng Street,

Mamelodi East

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13. Who can be contacted at the JNF/Walter Sisulu Environmental Centre?

Christa van Schalkwyk on 012 801 3197,
072 801 3197 or  christa@wsec.co.za

 

14. What if I want the team to visit my school for a Water Wise Roadshow (and/or puppet show)?

Manzi, the tapduck, will edutain schools and nursery schools to be Water Wise through the following options:

  • A fun puppet show and a visit by Manzi, aimed at Nursery and Foundation Phase learners.
  • The Water Wise Adventure, which is an exciting story about where Manzi comes from, aimed at Nursery and Foundation Phase learners.
  • The Water Wise TV Show, which is an interactive “TV show” with interviews, a game show and the “In Search of Blue” Talent Show, aimed at Intermediate and Senior Phase learners.

 Please contact the person below that is relevant to your area: 

Area Telephone Number
Johannesburg & Pretoria Rohline Petersen on 0717792999 or email randwaterbookings@livingdatasa.co.za
Vaal and Surrounding Areas Nyree Steenekamp on (016) 430 8661/8698,
084 393 5559 or nsteen@randwater.co.za

 

15. What is the cost?

Programmes are FREE. You just need to pay for your own transport.

PLEASE NOTE: These programmes cannot be used as a fund-raising opportunity.

 

16. Can the team help with a Water Quality Testing Project?

The Rand Water Nature Centre (Glenvista) and the Vereeniging Purification Station have equipment that learners can use to test the water quality of river water, tap water and/or bottled water for school projects. Please book with the relevant centre closest to you.

Costs: R50 for 1-4 samples and R5 per sample thereafter.

Water Wise Education Centre Contact
Rand Water Nature Centre (011) 682 7026
Vereeniging Purification Station (016) 430 8661/8698

 

17. What talks and tours are offered for ADULTS?

Rand Water can offer a range of Water Wise talks and tours for teachers and adults:

  • Teacher Workshops on Water: Contact Nyree Steenekamp on 016 430 8661/8698 or Maria Pooe on 011 682 0730. Costs: FREE but NO transport and meals are provided.
  • Talks on Water Wise Gardening: Contact Meagan Donnelly on 011 724 9351. Costs: FREE.
  • Purification Tours for Community-based Organisations: Contact Tshidi Bolani on 082 389 2455. Costs: FREE.
  • Purification Tours for Adults in general: Contact Nyree Steenekamp on 016 430 8661. Costs: FREE tour but NO transport and meals are provided. 

18. What procedure should tour companies follow in order to bring school groups to the Water Wise Centres?

STEP 1: The tour company needs to email Waterwise@randwater.co.za an official motivation, on a letterhead, which covers the following:

  • Overview of the tour company, including the CC number and the VAT number.
  • How would the tour company like to involve Rand Water’s educational sites in their tours?
  • Length of partnership needed.
  • Where the tour company would like to take the schools, i.e. what Water Wise centres?
  • What Water Wise programmes are being requested?
  • What grades is the tour company planning to bring to Rand Water?
  • The duration of the programme needed. Rand Water offers 3-4 hour programmes.
  • What are the cost implications for the schools, i.e. how much it will cost the learners?
  • Please note that Rand Water offers a FREE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE and does not want tour companies abusing this free service. The school group must be informed that Rand Water’s educational service is FREE in any advertising flyers or on a website, and any correspondence with the school group.
  • Reasons why Rand Water should partner with your tour company.
  • Be in agreement that the tour company will sign a Memorandum of Agreement.
  • Please include insurance liability information.

STEP 2:  This motivation needs to be approved by Rand Water Management.

STEP 3: The tour company needs to be cross checked by Rand Water’s Forensic Department.

STEP 4: If Forensics are happy with the tour company then a Memorandum of Agreement will be signed off by Rand Water’s Legals Department and sent to the tour company. This agreement will then need to be signed by both parties.

If you have any queries please contact Grant Pearson on 011 682 0278 or gpearson@randwater.co.za.