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Nelson Mandela Foundation urges public to join Operation Hydrate
The foundation says its doors will be open to receive donations all weekend.
JOHANNESBURG – The Nelson Mandela Foundation has joined Operation Hydrate in efforts to provide bottled water to areas hardest hit by the drought. (Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)
Operation Hydrate began at the beginning of the year and has already distributed over three million tons of water across the country.
South Africa is battling the worst drought in 23 years.
The foundation has urged members of the public to make their contribution to Operation Hydrate by donating bottled water at its offices in Houghton.
The foundations CEO Sello Hatang says their doors will be open all weekend to receive donations.
Various corporates have joined the initiative, which is aimed at bringing much needed relief to the country's driest regions.
(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)
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