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The GWD Mentorship programme offers opportunity for existing members to subscribe to either a MENTOR/PROFESSIONAL or MENTEE offering within the Division’s scope. MENTORS can subscribe to advisory, editorial and/or knowledge sharing offerings while MENTEES will have the opportunity to be paired with suitable MENTORS based on their needs selected. Should you be interested, please subscribe to the offering by emailing us.
Reputation and brand recognition. When you put your name alongside ours it will help to build your reputation for accountability and integrity.
Positive media coverage at a low-cost. You can use the GWD platform to share stories about your community engagement and other business successes.
Product and service improvements. Being more connected and being part of a network offering a service allows you to better understand your market.
Professional development for employees. By giving your staff the opportunity to develop, learn and hone their skills in preparation for more responsibilities.
There is constant traffic on the GWD website. Why not make sure that your company receives special attention? We sell advertising space directly to your company. Display your logo and get a direct link to your website. Write regular features to be posted on our News feed. We have many more opportunities available. Interested? Contact us to discuss.

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Groundwater matters

Sector Engagement Questions
The GWD aims to post all available accredited sector training programs on this website as it becomes available. Should you have a specific need, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
There are a number of Learning Institutions in South Africa that offer groundwater specific study programs. You can find them listed here (
Currently, there are no legal and licensing requirements for borehole drilling companies in South Africa. The Department of Water and Sanitation is not intending to license borehole drilling companies but rather regulate borehole drilling activities and are developing a framework for regulating drilling activities in South Africa. Visit the DWS Groundwater website to learn more
Drillers listed with the Borehole Water Association (BWA) are drillers committed to the long-term viability and professionalism of the industry and part of a network of professionals that will ensure accountability. Visit the BWA website for guidelines on selecting a driller


No. The GWD focuses on Individual Membership as it underwrites an investment into the growth and support of professionalism and up keeping the standards of the profession in the field of groundwater. Should Organizations wish to be listed with the GWD, it would be done through available Engagement Options
Membership dues can be settled for Maximum 2 years in advance. A special invoice should be requested for this.
Membership dues (renewals) are payable in March to June of each year. Tax Invoices would be distributed to all Membership. New membership applications will be invoiced on approval and are payable thereafter.
GSSA membership is not compulsory. The GWD have a separate and independent membership process. Membership to the GWD however does not constitute membership to the GSSA and vice versa. The GWD and GSSA supports each other’s initiatives through special rates and rebates on goods and services.
Membership Applications should not take longer than one week. You will receive a Tax Invoice and response after EFT payment received (supported by a Proof of payment sent to [email protected]), should not take longer than 72 hours.