Water for the EMSEZ megaproject at all costs

A report into the absence of water governance in the Limpopo River Catchment.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa commissioned the research, building on an initial report published in May 2020 “Water risks of fossil fuel mega projects in Limpopo: the MCWAP and the EMSEZ”, to investigate the governance of water in the Limpopo River catchment, both within the South Africa - particularly sub-catchments in which one or more dams are proposed to support the Electro-Minerals component of the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ) - and amongst the four riparian countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The report includes a summation of expert analysis of a Pre-feasibility Study for a proposed big dam project to store Limpopo River floodwaters, seeking to supply more than 90% of the water for the minerals-industrial complex (to include a coal-fired power station and various steel and related industries).

Date: 4 October 2021
Time: 13h30 - 15h30
Platform: Zoom
Click here to register to attend the web-serminar 

Presenter: 

Dr Victor Munnik, Geographer and political ecologist and research associate at the Society Work and Politics (SWOP) Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand

Panellits 

Ms Deirdre Carter, CEO of Agri-Limpopo

Mr Derick du Toit, Deputy Director of AWARD

Ms Mphatheleni Makaulule from  Dzomo La Mupo 

The virtual event will begin with a summary presentation of research findings, to be followed by a panel discussion providing for responses by civil society representatives and government officials, including the Limpopo Economic Development Agency - CEO of the Musina-Makhado State Owned Corporation, Mr L Masoga - and a representative of the Department of Water and Sanitation, which recently announced changes to the composition of water catchment management areas and agencies  and Q & A session. 

For more information, contact Richard Worthington:  Richard.Worthington(at)fes-southafrica.org 

Download the Water Governance in the Limpopo River Catchment Report publication on the link below. 

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