There are no mining activities taking place in the district except for sand and gravel, which are used in the construction industry for building roads and property development.
The main sources of energy in the district are electricity from national grid, solar power, gas and paraffin, diesel and wood. The principal energy source for cooking used by households in the district is firewood.
During DDP6 all government institutions will be required to use the various types of energy available and should be supplied at least cost to the economy. In addition provision of such energy should be conserving and protecting the environment.
The only alternative energy sources that are appropriate for Kgatleng District and would be affordable during DDP6 are;
12.3.5Energy Demand and Supply
The demand for energy for cooking and lighting is high although it is not possible to quantify it for Kgatleng. The only issue that comes out is the question of installation cost, which may not be affordable by the majority. The supply in some places is adequate to meet the demand as the infrastructure is already laid out.
Water supply in Kgatleng district is the responsibility of DWA and Department of Water and Waste Water under District Council. The district relies much on underground water and has pockets of surface water in the form of dams. The supply meets the demand.
220.127.116.11Water Conservation and Management
Water conservation measures are already being undertaken such as the already launched nation-wide education and awareness campaigns together with the installation of prepaid water gadgets will be continued during DDP 6. The Ministry intends to introduce legislation to encourage the use of water efficient technologies, including the possibility of reusing waste water.
During DDP 6 the Ministry will pursue a policy of protecting all water sources from pollution as part of effective management of our resources. Through the DGS some areas will be selected for underground water studies to determine groundwater pollution levels and device remedial measures.
Most of the water quality is good in the district except in the River Villages where proposal has been put forward to connect the villages to Molatedi dam in Republic of South Africa.
During NDP8 a strategy that was developed for a conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water to supply demand centres will be continued during NDP9. Villages that are now connected to the North-South Carrier pipeline will continue to receive supply from both sources. It is said that this will ensure that in case of need during drought years, the country knows how much water it can take from these wellfields and for how long.
12.4Minerals, Energy and Water Sector goals and objective