SA to source water from Zimbabwe

via SA to source water from Zimbabwe  11 December 2014

SOUTH African Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane will visit Zimbabwe on Friday to try to secure more water for the country’s thirsty industrial machine, her office said Thursday.

Minister Mokonyane will meet her Zimbabwean counterpart, the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Saviour Kasukuwere, to move towards having feasibility studies leading to the pumping of water to South Africa, the Ministry of Water and Sanitation said.

In addition, Mokonyane will attend the signing ceremony of the Certified Agreement on the Cooperation on Water Resources Management and the establishment and functioning of the Joint Water Commission between South Africa and Zimbabwe, her office said.

The signing ceremony between the neighbours comes after a joint agreement between them to undertake a technical study to evaluate the possible water resource developments and transfer options of water from Zimbabwe to South Africa.

They signed the agreement last month after deliberating and agreeing on constructing a pipeline that would draw water from the Zambezi River to Cowdray Park in Bulawayo and through to South Africa.


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    Charles Frizell 7 years ago

    Huh? Where is this water going to come from? The southern side of our country is very dry and half the year the Limpopo is just a trickle.

    Another bulldust agreement!!!!

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    Soothsayer 7 years ago

    For decades, our govt has failed to give its bulawayo residents water from the Zambezi. And now…?

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    Mukanya 7 years ago

    The water going past Bulawayo, yet that city is sometimes dry to a point where people have to flush toilets simultaneously!! Whatever happened to our own Zambezi water project? Zimbabwe needs water more than South Africa, especially the perennially dry Matebeleland region.

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    Angela Wigmore 7 years ago

    READ the article Charles – the Zambezi! Wasn’t water promised to Bulawayo and Matabeleland from the Zambezi decades ago??? But of course, SA’s needs are greater than the Ndebele’s! Sickening!

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    Roving Ambassador. 7 years ago

    Looks like there is some money that needs changing hands.

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    Bambazonke 7 years ago

    This study was done in the 50’s which is not feesable even today just to get the water to Byo. What about the aquafa out side Byo ??? Borehole pumps are all stuffed after the UN fixed them 2 years ago , so how are they going to pump water to bungs town. Dick heads. Corruption all round

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    Mukanya 7 years ago