South Africa Water Partnership

The South African Country Water Partnership (SACWP) was first launched in 2002 at a time when the Department of Water Affairs was heavily engaging with different stakeholders for implementing its 1998 new water law. Since the launch, there have been a number of attempts to revive the CWP.

  • Between 2005 and 2008, various attempts were made to rekindle the interest in the CWP primarily in the academic sector, all of which bore little to no fruit.
  • The last push to revive the CWP was in 2009 by the then interim chair of the CWP.
    In 2012 a new promising re-launch is started. Read more on the re-establishment

Institutional Setup

The SACWP is currently managed by an Interim Steering Committee as follows:

  • Mbangiseni Nepfumbada: Department of Water Affairs (DWA) – Chairperson
  • Nic Lesufi: Chamber of Mines
  • Eiman Karar/Desigen Naidoo: Water Resource Commission
  • Sabine Stuart-Hill: University of Kwa Zulu Natal
  • Takalani Mudau: Mvula Trust
  • Mpetjane Kgole: Eskom
  • Nozibele Mjoli: Hlati Development Services

Recent activities
Apart from making effort in re-establishing the partnership, Stakeholders in South Africa were involved in the post 2015 national consultations on water.

Further details on South Africa Country Water Partnership, contact:

1)      Chair:  Mbangiseni Nepfumbada, NepfumbadaM@dwa.gov.za

2)      Eiman Karar: eimank@wrc.org.za