NEW – Public private partnership to address regional water issues
Activities have included raising of the Flag Boshielo Dam and the construction of the De Hoop dam together with associated delivery infrastructure. Half of the new infrastructure capacity is reserved for 800 000 domestic users, with the rest targeted towards economic growth. The initial phase of the intervention was completely funded by the mining sector while later phases are publically funded. The project increased the storage, catchment yield and conveyance capacity in the Olifants River catchment to reduce barriers to economic growth.