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providing A Voice for Water 

ARMOUR was formed in 2015 further to a group of concerned citizens taking action to address a major sewage spill into the Jukskei River in Johannesburg.

Determined to find out what had happened, who was responsible for the incident and how could it be resolved, a core team of volunteers was mandated to form a working group with representatives from Johannesburg Water, the City of Joburg and the Department of Water & Sanitation.

With positive results 'The Voice for Water' was subsequently 'heard' and ARMOUR was established as an NGO providing a voice between civil society and those responsible for managing OUR water. 

Over time a 'network of networks' has formed with those who align with
our vision to 'restore water'. Collaborating to challenge and co-operate with parties accountable for incidents and embracing the following approach which underpins the team's success:

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Is brought to cities for societies use

'Catchment to Catchment'

Action taking place

'it's not about picking up other peoples litter, fixing leaks, stopping sewage or illegal activities,
it's about awareness, knowledge transfer, subsequent behavioural change & the impact of being part of a sustainable solution'

To do their best
8 August, 2020

Clean up of the Klein Jukskei with Jozi Clean.

11 August, 2020

Friends of Sandspruit clean up.

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15 August, 2020

Clean up of the Klein Jukskei with Jozi Clean.

Help Water Warriors
6 September, 2020

3 Rivers Clean up across 3 regions together.

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24 September, 2020

Heritage Day Diepsloot Football Match & Wetland Inspection

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World Rivers Day Invite & Clean up 27th Sept
27 September, 2020

#WorldRiversDay #AVoice4Water

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3 October, 2020

Diepsloot Number 3 #AVoice4Water

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The Year End Lanseria Sunrella and Northern Farm Cleanup of the Jukskei River with #ARMOUR #Voice4Water
12 December, 2020

Lanseria Sunrella & Northern Farm Year End Clean Up on the Jukskei

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WORLD Water day group
20 to 22nd March, 2021

UN World River Day  'Valuing Water' 
'CleanARiver' Campaign 

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Join in in your catchment with Rotary & Lions
@The Sandspruit with Bubele Africa
@Sandspruit Bramley North with Rotary

@Sandspruit Ernst Ullman Park with FOS
@The Hennops with Hennops Revival

@Boksburg Lake with Rotary
@Crocodile Headwaters with Wilro Lions Club

@Braamfontein Spruit with Spruit Spritz
@Diepsloot Wetland with Tlou Football Club 

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Contact us to Assist or Make a Pledge to Make an Impact Downstream
17th April, 2021

Khensani Day, Eco Brick School, Painting
Street & River #CleanaRiver Event.
Contact us to assist or Make a Pledge  

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Join ARMOUR supporting Hennops Revival for Earth Day
22nd April, 2021

Earth Day with
Hennops Revival & 'Airboat Afrika' 

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Diepsloot Cleanup with ARMOUR
13 September, 2020

Diepsloot here we come!
The Start of the Diepsloot Water Warriors & The Cetric Foundation

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Diepsloot Cleanup with ARMOUR
19 September, 2020

Diepsloot Football Clean up!

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Spruit Day 2020
20 September, 2020

Spruit Day Events across Braamfontein, Sandspruit and Klein Jukskei Rivers. 

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Help Water Warriors
20 September, 2020

Hennops Pride Resort to celebrate Heritage Day by the River. 

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27th February, 2021

The Braamfontein Spruit Spritz, Paulshof. 

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28th February, 2021

Riverside Estate Diepsloot. 

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Find the CleanaRiver Catchment Nearest to you.
20th March, 2021

The Sandspruit River with Bubele Africa 

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#CleanaRiver with HennopsRevival on the Hennops River or Make a Pledge to Assist
22nd March, 2021

CleanaRiver with Hennops Revival on the Hennops @ Irene Dairy Farm 

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The Spruit Spritz is run once a month on the Braamfontein Spruit Confluence with the Sandspruit @ Paulshod Park by Chantal Nativel & Brigette from The Paulshof Residents Association
24th April, 2021

The Monthly 'Spruit Spritz' with Chantal Nativel .
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Meet Our Team

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Anthony Duigan

Non Exec Chairman

Willem Hazewindus

Forever Remembered & Honorary Life Member 

Tribute for our founding member, the late Willem Hazewindus 

(24 May 1939  - 8 January 2021)


A gentleman, a professional to his fingertips and a friend who is deeply missed.  Willem Hazewindus, formerly a director of Tongaat-Hulett and chair of the Northern Region of Wessa, passed away on 8 January 2021.  Willem was one of four people who formed ARMOUR in November 2015.  He immediately committed himself, energy and soul, to the mighty endeavor to get a new river ethos in place, one where public and private sectors collaborate in the work to return our rivers to healthy, living streams.   His advice, his work behind the scenes, and upfront when needed (as with the beginning of a campaign to force manufacturers of absorbent hygiene products to take some responsibility for the disposal of their products), was highly valued by the whole ARMOUR Committee.  His care for the Committee, and where ARMOUR should be going, was always a stimulus.  That was where his professionalism shone through.  And the warmth and sparkle of his friendship  -  that was always there.   We all miss him, but his spirit lives on in the work he started with ARMOUR.  And it will continue!

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Helen Duigan


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Mark McClue

Sustainable Impact

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Cara Stokes 

Chair & Environmental Policy

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John du Plessis

Project Management

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Willem Snyman

River Reserves

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Dr Irvin Jukes

Scientific Analysis & Edenvale Riverwatch

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Dr Chris Curtis

Applied Research

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Andrew Barker
Environmental Town Planner & KLIPSA

Our Impact

Northern Works
Hartbeespoort Dam
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Leeukop Prison

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To do their best

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From our behaviour & waste

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