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About ARMOUR

A Voice for Water

Armour was launched in October 2015 with a mandate to address the sewage entering the Jukskei River from Northern Wastewater Treatment Works at Diepsloot. We since expanded to become “A Voice for Water” for the catchment areas of Gauteng bound by : the Jukskei-Crocodile-Hennops system (north) and the Klip-Blesbok system (south). This will extend to include all the rivers of Gauteng and Hartbeespoort Dam in North West.
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ARMOUR – Our Achievements

  • Supporting Joburg Water in programming major maintenance and repairs at Northern Works.
  • Maintaining a monthly liaison with Joburg Water to support them in meeting their commitments to improved management of sewerage and waste water.
  • Regular feedback to the stakeholders of our rivers and waterways on status and progress.
  • Extending ARMOUR’s outreach to other river forums in Gauteng.
  • Raising awareness of the enormity of the clean-river challenge and getting civic involvement in this.
  • Using the civic forums available, eg City of Joburg Business Forum, Ward Committees, IDP meetings, to make “a voice for water” heard.
  • Winning the Water Category in the 2016 Mail & Guardian Greening the Future awards

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Water Efficiency and Management Award given to Armour

Despite only being founded a year ago, the Action for Responsible Management of our Rivers (Armour) group was awarded the Greening the Future’s Water Efficiency and Management Award. The award was created by the Mail & Guardian newspaper and receives ...
10 12, 2018

River polluters held to account by Armour’s ‘voice for water’ action team

“Armour’s vision is to be a ‘voice for water’,” says Anthony Duigan of the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy and founding member of the Action for Responsible Management of Our Rivers (Armour) group. “Our work is to identify problems and then to ...
10 12, 2018

Provincial government needs to exercise its oversight role to fix Jukskei

NEWS / 11 AUGUST 2018, 09:25AM / SHEREE BEGA Eroded banks are among problems facing the Jukskei River. Researchers have also warned of dangerous faecal coliform concentrations. Picture : Smphiwe Mbokazi/ANA The large-scale pollution and degradation of the Jukskei River is a metaphor for ...
10 12, 2018

Environmentalists: We salute your radical Joburg property ‘shock and awe’ campaign, Mashaba!

Environmentalists: We salute your radical Joburg property ‘shock and awe’ campaign, Mashaba! March 7, 2017 by Jackie Cameron
10 12, 2018

Launch Of ARMOUR

On Behalf Of Helen Duigan – VeldTalk A petition targeting authorities responsible for large-scale pollution of a river is one small step.  The real journey is to tackle the systemic failure of management and political will that has resulted in the ongoing ...
10 12, 2018

South African man tackles pollution in Hennops River

South African man tackles pollution in Hennops River
11 12, 2018