Department of Water Affairs

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Department of Water Affairs
Department overview
Formed 1912 (as the Department of Irrigation in the Union of South Africa)
Jurisdiction Government of South Africa
Annual budget ZAR 6.69 billion (2008-2009)
Minister responsible Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs
Department executive Maxwell Sirenya, Director-General: Water Affairs

The Department of Water Affairs is one of the departments of the South African government. In May 2009, following the election of Jacob Zuma, the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry was divided, with the forestry responsibility being transferred to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The Department of Water Affairs falls under the responsibility of the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs.

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