Department: Water and Sanitation

Contact Details

Physical: Sedibeng Building, 185 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria
Postal: Private Bag X313, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 336 8387
Fax: 012 336 8664


The mission of the Department of Water and Sanitation is to serve the people of South Africa by: making a positive impact on the country and its people as custodians of its water and sanitation resources, and as innovative and committed partners in the drive for sustainable development; being service- and delivery-orientated; leading its sector and enabling partners with the knowledge and capacity to ensure that all water services are delivered; being committed to innovation and using cutting-edge technology as a catalyst for positive change, connecting its people and enabling them to work anywhere, anytime; and having a heart that values its investment in its people. The Department provides them with a caring and trusting environment that encourages personal development and is a breeding ground for talent.

The Department's strategic goals are: to be an efficient, effective and development-orientated sector leader; equitable and sustainable provision of raw water; provision of equitable and sustainable water services of acceptable quantity and quality; and protection of freshwater ecosystems.

Office Bearers/Management

Ms NP Mokonyane
Deputy Minister
Ms P Tshwete
Director General
Mr DMG Mashitisho

Ms Nomvula Paula Mokonyane
Deputy Minister:
Ms Pamela Tshwete
Director General:
Mr Dan Metlana Gorbachev Mashitisho
Ms Sandy Thomas (Personal Assistant: Minister)
Chief of Staff:
Mr Colin Pitso
Chief Financial Officer:
Ms ONV Fundakubi (Acting Chief Operations Officer)
Deputy Directors General:
Ms L Lusenga (International Water Cooperation)
Mr JD Mahlangu (Corporate Services)
Ms Z Mathe (Natural Water Resource Infrastructure)
Ms D Mochotlhi (Planning and Information)
Ms Matlakala Motloung (Communication Services)
Adv A Singh (Regulation and Compliance)
Senior Management:
Ms Pam Tshwete (Head of Office: Deputy Minister)
Communications Officers:
Ms Nomvulo Khalo (Media Liaison Officer)
Mr Sputnik Ratau (Director: Media Liaison)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedQualifiedQualifiedQualified
Total Final Appropriation15 757 53813 662 73410 448 5928 993 162
Actual Expenditure15 556 97411 616 68210 253 3308 772 951
Employee Compensation1 360 3691 275 7051 112 3361 028 549
Goods and Services1 535 439318 8111 360 8731 278 579
Capital Assets7 571 4384 432 1643 806 9913 397 853
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure1 710 461423 45385 93513 626
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure12 5501 5451 7021 707
Posts Approved4 8008 8048 365n/a
Posts Filled3 9747 4657 336n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

Reporting Entities

Annual Reports

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