Randal Williams, Executive Mayor of Tshwane, issued a statement saying he welcomed the Israelis “to support us in improving wastewater management in Tshwane … and to discuss how we can leverage their expertise.”

“This delegation offers an important opportunity for South Africa and Israel to work together to help solve these issues,” he said. “The team will conduct site visits with city officials, culminating in recommendations to improve the capital city’s water management.”

Rowan Polovin, National Chairman of the South African Zionist Federation, added, “This cooperation between South Africa and Israel is a welcome step forward for our country towards mitigating its serious water crisis, and we hope that other municipalities will follow suit.”