Investing in a capable and effective workforce

08 March 2019
Immediate release

Johannesburg Water has a staff complement of just two and half thousand employees servicing seven regions of the City of Johannesburg. Staff development and training is part of the Human Resources strategy to improve efficiency and turnaround times, as such the entity proudly invested five million rand in a first ever water and wastewater learnership programme over a period of three years to capacitate employees to optimise they work performance and also to create opportunities for their personal growth.

A total of 63 employees who are stationed at the various Johannesburg Water depots received their recognised qualifications in Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services and Water and Waste Water Treatment Process Control Supervision after been trained on water qualifications for the past three years.

The mission of the company is to provide all the people of Johannesburg with access to quality water and sanitation services and by valuing and developing its employees to build a sustainable capacity.

Majority of JW employees who were graduating, work in our Operations Department as General Workers, Operators and Process Controllers and do not have occupational qualifications. Many of them had not received formal training that is directly related to their area of work.

The Johannesburg Water Training and Development team is trying to remedy the situation by developing their skills and implementing programs that are in line with their day to day work, these include being efficient and being able to meet their daily targets.

In terms of equity, 14 of the learners are female and there were two people living with disability. Johannesburg Water is committed to provide a sustainable water and sanitation supply to all residents of the City and level 1 water restrictions are still in place and will be enforced by fines to consumers who contravened the Water Services By-laws. Consumers are urged to report noncompliance to the JMPD 24/7 hotline on 011 758 9650.

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Media enquiries:
Mr. Isaac Dhludhlu
Communications Manager
011 688 1577
072 638 5346
Isaac.Dhludhlu@jwater.co.za