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1 Overview of the Bilateral Cooperative Agreements with African Countries Overview of the Bilateral Cooperative Agreements with African Countries Presentation to the Select Committee: Land and Environmental Affairs Ms Lindiwe Lusenga Deputy Director General: International Relations

2 Table of Contents 1.Introduction 2.Objective of presentation 3.Structure of Bilaterals 4.Progress on Africa Bilaterals Mozambique Swaziland Namibia Rwanda DRC 2

3 INTRODUCTION Objective of the presentation: – To present to the Select Committee DWA progress and update related to bilateral cooperation with African countries as outlined in the strategic Plan of 2010/2011. Purpose of the Branch – The purpose of the Branch is to assist the Department to achieve its goals and address the challenges faced by the SA water sector by developing, promoting, and managing strategic international relations on water resources between countries through bilateral and multilateral cooperation instruments. 3

4 INTRODUCTION CONT… Purpose of the Branch Cont … – The Branch further drives national interests at Africa and global multilateral organisations and coordinate the leveraging and management of international resources for the benefit of the water sector. Chief Directorate: – Bilateral Cooperation promotes and facilitates collaborative activities in support of the water sector through strategic bilateral relations in Africa and globally. 4

5 Structure of Africa Bilaterals Africa Bilaterals – DRC – Lesotho – Namibia – Mozambique – Rwanda – Swaziland – Tanzania – Uganda 5

6 CountryAgreementAreas of CooperationProgress to Date MozambiqueAgreement on the establishment and functioning of the Joint Water Commission (JWC) between South and Mozambique signed in The JWC act as a technical advisor to both countries on all technical matters related to: Measures that can be implemented by anyone or both countries to alleviates short terms problems resulting from water shortages in any water resource of common interests during periods of drought Background The JWC consists of three Members per country and advisors The JWC meet at least twice a year to discuss implementation of the areas of cooperation. Achievements Completion of the Joint Maputo River Basin Study (JMRBS) Raising of the Corumana Dam in Mozambique Rehabilitation of Massingir Dam in Mozambique Rehabilitation of Usuthu River Compliance with the Cross border flows at Ressano Garcia 6

7 CountryAgreementAreas of CooperationProgress to Date MozambiqueAgreement on the establishment and functioning of the Joint Water Commission (JWC) between South and Mozambique signed in The joint/separate investigation by the countries for the development of water resource Control of quality of water resources of common interests and prevention of pollution and soil erosion affecting such water resources Arrangement for exchange of data and information Challenges Pongolapoort annual flood releases – timing of the releases Way Forward Support the implementation of the proposed solution with regard to the Rehabilitation of Usuthu River Regular Information exchange in the Completion of the Corumana Dam Implementation of the JMRBS outputs through the 12 Interim Inco Maputo Agreement (IIMA) projects 7

8 CountryAgreementAreas of CooperationProgress to Date SwazilandAgreement on the establishment and Functioning of the Joint Water Commission (JWC) signed in 1992 The JWC act as a technical advisor to both countries on all technical matters related to: Measures that can be implemented by anyone or both countries to alleviates short terms problems resulting from water shortages in any water resource of common interests during periods of drought Background The JWC consists of three Members per country and advisors The JWC meet at least four times a year to discuss implementation of the areas of cooperation The KOBWA act as secretariat to the JWC The KOBWA is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Driekoppies and Maguga Dam KOBWA reports to the JWC on capital repayments on loans, operation and maintenance of the 2 dams 8

9 CountryAgreementAreas of CooperationProgress to Date SwazilandAgreement on the establishment and Functioning of the Joint Water Commission (JWC) signed in 1992 The joint/separate investigation by the countries for the development of water resource Control of quality of water resources of common interests and prevention of pollution and soil erosion affecting such water resources Arrangement for exchange of data and information Achievements Maguga Hydro power station Implementation of the Driekoppies Dam relocation action plan - compensation projects- Official hand-over of tractors, implements and farm sheds and office areas for administration of the farm related businesses Task Team established to work on the cross border water supply agreement Challenges Land claim lodged in one of the resettled communities Repayments of loans 9

10 COUNTRYAgreementAreas of CooperationProgress to Date SwazilandTreaty on the Development and Utilization of the Water Resources of the Komati River Basin Between the South Africa and Swaziland signed in 1992 Agreement on Cross Border Water Supply Between the South Africa and Swaziland signed in 2010 The purpose of the treaty is to provide in principle for the development and utilization of water resources of Komati River basin and in particular for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the Driekoppies and Maguga Dam Aims to facilitate water supply across the border between South Africa and Swaziland Way Forward Finalise with the Land Claim Commissioner to find alternative land Engage National Treasuries of both countries to assist with better ways of repaying loans quickly 10

11 Country Agreement Areas of CooperationProgress to Date NamibiaAgreement on the establishment of a Permanent Water Commission (PWC) signed in 1992 The PWC act as a technical advisor to both countries on all technical matters related to: Measures that can be implemented by anyone or both countries to alleviates short terms problems resulting from water shortages in any water resource of common interests during periods of drought The joint/separate investigation by the countries for the development of water resource Background The PWC consists of three members per country and advisors The PWC meets at least twice a year Achievements Completion of the Joint Lower Orange Management study ToR for the feasibility study on Vioolsdrift Dam Establishment of a Joint Irrigation Authority 11

12 CountryAgreementAreas of CooperationProgress to Date NamibiaAgreement on the establishment of a Permanent Water Commission (PWC) signed in 1992 Agreement on the Vioolsdrift and Noordoewer Joint Irrigation Scheme Between the Namibia and South Africa signed in 1992 Control of quality of water resources of common interests and prevention of pollution and soil erosion affecting such water resources Arrangement for exchange of data and information The purpose of this agreement is to provide for operation and maintenance of the Scheme, the exercise of control over the abstraction of water from Orange river, and the establishment of the Joint Irrigation Authority. Challenges Finalization of the draft water sharing agreement Way Forward Facilitation of Senior Officials and Ministerial Meeting to finalize the outstanding agreement 12

13 CountryAgreementAreas of CooperationProgress to Date RWANDAAgreement on Joint Programme of cooperation on capacity building and training in the water sector signed in 2009 Capacity building and training Programme: hydrology, hydrological monitoring and Geohydrological Water resources planning, design, and development water services, pricing policies for water services, and rural water services Policy and legislation Water quality Background Rwanda falls under the Presidential programme to support the PCRD countries in Africa. Agreement signed in March 2009 Achievements Joint Committee met and validated the areas of cooperation on 17 August 2011 Challenges non commitment on Funding from the department Administrative and logistical challenges experienced by the Rwandese Way forward Planned training on hydrology in April-May 2012 in RSA 13

14 CountryAgreementAreas of CooperationProgress to Date DRCMoU on Cooperation in Water Resources signed in July 2011 knowledge of water resources; mobilisation of resources and interbasin transfers; production, distribution and management of potable water; water purification and recycling of water; irrigation; sea water desalination; pipes and hydro-mechanic and electro mechanic equipment; Background One of the Presidential programme under the PCRD countries in Africa. Achievements Agreement signed in June 2011 Planned the first Joint Committee meeting on 25 August 2011 in RSA Implementing Agents are identified to implement the Katanga project on water (Rand Water and REGIDESO of DRC) 14

15 CountryAgreementAreas of CooperationProgress to Date DRCMoU on Cooperation in Water Resources signed in July 2011 water conservation sanitation; Infrastructure development; and other areas of mutual interest; Encourage the establishment of contacts and co-operation between interested institutions, organisations or persons in their respective countries in the field covered by this Agreement. R22 million is secured for the project in Katanga from ARF Business Plan for implementation has been developed Challenges None Way Forward Fast track the appointment of the Rand Water Agree on the Service Level Agreement 15


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