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Mokonyane rejects Outa's claims of delay tactics in Lesotho water project

By: News24Wire      27th July 2017 Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has rejected with contempt allegations made by the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) that she had deliberately delayed the implementation of phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. In a statement on Wednesday, Mokonyane's office said... 

LHWP delays threaten water security for 45% of South Africans

By: David Oliveira     21st July 2017 The recent appointment of the Matla a Metsi joint venture for the design and construction supervision of the Polihali dam, part of the larger Phase 2 Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) that was initially forecast for completion by 2020, raises concerns as to whether delays may be placing the... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho and South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     14th July 2017 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority has appointed the Matla a Metsi joint venture to oversee the design and construction supervision of the Polihali dam. 

LHDA appoints JV to oversee Polihali dam design, construction

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     5th July 2017 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has appointed the Matla a Metsi joint venture to oversee the R445-million design and construction supervision of the Polihali dam. The dam is one of the two main water transfer components of Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP),... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) – Phase II, Lesotho and South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th June 2017 The Lesotjo Highlands Water Commission has embarked on a countrywide roadshow to update the construction industry and other stakeholders on the implementation of the project. 

LHWP construction tenders ready to be advertised

By: Anine Kilian     12th June 2017 The Lesotho Highlands Water Commission (LHWC) has embarked on a countrywide roadshow to update the construction industry and other stakeholders on the implementation of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), highlighting challenges facing the project, the scope of work ahead under Phase 2,... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho and South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd June 2017 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority will host a briefing session on June 12 to provide information pertaining to the project schedule. 

LHDA calls on construction companies to attend information briefings

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     29th May 2017 Water resources development and management organisation, the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) will host a briefing session on June 12, at the Wanderers Club, in Johannesburg, to provide information relating to the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase 2 project schedule. The... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     31st March 2017 Bid for the design and construction supervision of the two main water-transfer components – the Polihali dam and the transfer tunnel – are being evaluated. 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project compensation policy introduced

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th February 2017 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has reaffirmed its commitment to improve the livelihoods of communities affected by the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP).  During a consultative workshop to share the newly approved Phase II Compensation Policy, held in... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II

By: Sheila Barradas     9th December 2016 The engineering design contracts for the two main water-transfer components of the project are expected to be awarded by mid-2017. 

South Africa's water sector: a case study in state capture 

     2nd December 2016 The call for radical economic transformation in the water sector is being used as a cover for the enrichment of a new elite, professor Mike Muller argues. A lot of what is being presented as radical economic transformation initiatives in South Africa is simply state capture by a corrupt elite.... 

Bid deadlines loom for two key water-transfer components of Lesotho Highlands project 

By: Terence Creamer     30th November 2016 Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) reports that the engineering design contracts for the two main water-transfer components of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II will be awarded by mid-2017 and that construction should begin 18 months thereafter. The R23-billion binational... 

TCTA celebrates thirtieth consecutive unqualified audit, eyes further mandates

By: Natasha Odendaal     18th November 2016 State-owned Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has achieved its thirtieth consecutive unqualified audit opinion in the financial year ended March 31, and the water infrastructure entity is targeting further mandates by shareholder, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). The DWS-led... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II

By: Sheila Barradas     19th August 2016 Construction of the Polihali dam – an integral part of the LHWP Phase II – is expected to start in 2019. 

Phase II update: Polihali dam construction expected in 2019

By: Nadine James     29th July 2016 Construction of the Polihali dam – an integral part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase II – is expected to begin in 2019.  The Polihali dam, Polihali-Katse transfer tunnel and other infrastructural aspects of the LHWP Phase II should be completed by 2024. Once Phase II is... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho and South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     25th March 2016 Progress has been made on the five advanced infrastructure contracts, which were awarded during 2015. 

With a 2024 delivery target, preparatory work begins on next Lesotho Highlands phase 

By: David Oliveira     18th March 2016 The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase II, which comprises a water transfer system from Lesotho to South Africa and a hydropower generation scheme to improve Lesotho’s electricity security, is expected to deliver first water in late 2024, increasing the amount of water supplied to South... 

With a 2024 delivery target, preparatory work begins on next Lesotho Highlands phase

By: David Oliveira     18th March 2016 The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase II, which comprises a water transfer system from Lesotho to South Africa and a hydropower generation scheme to improve Lesotho’s electricity security, is expected to deliver first water in late 2024, increasing the amount of water supplied to South... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho and South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     7th January 2016 Construction of the Polihali dam and tunnel is expected to start towards the end of 2018. 

Consulting firms appointed to conduct geotechnical investigations for LHWP

By: Kimberley Smuts     11th December 2015 Engineering and environmental consulting firm Jeffares & Green’s (J&G’s) geotechnical division, in association with Lesotho consulting firm GWC Consulting Engineers, has been appointed to undertake the supervision of the geotechnical investigations for the Polihali dam and a 38.2 km transfer... 

Amid progress on next Lesotho Highlands phase, SA urged not to neglect water-loss fight 

By: Sashnee Moodley     16th October 2015 Despite Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) being under way, South Africa has to ensure that it reduces its water use and water losses before Phase 2 is commissioned in 2024. Currently, 37% of all water supplied by municipalities is lost through leaking pipes, dripping taps and... 

Amid progress on next Lesotho Highlands phase, SA urged not to neglect water-loss fight

By: Sashnee Moodley     16th October 2015 Despite Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) being under way, South Africa has to ensure that it reduces its water use and water losses before Phase 2 is commissioned in 2024.  

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho and South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd October 2015 Phase II is still in the early stages and the focus in 2015/16 will be largely on the procurement of consultants and contractors for the water transfer component of the project. 

Water dept OKs release of water from Lesotho to ease FS shortages

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2015 To ease water shortages in the Free State, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has granted approval for the release of water from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP). The water would be released from the Katse dam at the Clarens release point, but the exact date of the release was... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho to South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     7th August 2015 The procurement of consultants for the four-phased, multibillion-rand binational Lesotho Highlands Water Project has signalled the official start of the physical work component of Phase 2 of the project. 

Phase 2 of LHWP in full swing

By: Bruce Montiea     31st July 2015 The procurement of consultants for the four-phased, multibillion-rand binational Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), signalled the official start of the physical work component of Phase II of the project, says LHWP implementing agency the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority CEO Refiloe... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho to South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd July 2015 Professional services companies have been requested to submit proposals for the environmental- and social-impact assessment of the Polihali reservoir and associated infrastructure that forms part of this phase of the project . 

Authority calls for ESIA proposals for LHWP Phase 2 dam

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th June 2015 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority has called on professional services companies to submit proposals for the environmental- and social-impact assessment (ESIA) of the Polihali reservoir and associated infrastructure that formed part of Phase 2 of the multibillion-rand binational Lesotho... 

Consulting firms appointed for Lesotho water project

     26th June 2015 Three consulting engineering firms have been awarded contracts that are collectively worth more than M40-million, about R39-million, as part of the advance infrastructure works for the multi-billion rand, binational Lesotho Highlands Water project (LHWP), being undertaken by the governments of... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho to South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     5th June 2015 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority has appointed three consultants for work packages as part of Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. 

Contractors appointed for LHWP Phase 2 work packages 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th May 2015 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has appointed three consultants for work packages as part of Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP). The contracts, worth a collective M40-million, were awarded to the SMEC-FMA joint venture (JV); Jeffares & Green, in association... 

PICC to push major dam building, expansion projects 

By: Natasha Odendaal     30th April 2015 The Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC) aims to pursue a major dam-building programme to increase access to water and ensure a more integrated “source-to-tap” approach to distributing the resource to communities. Addressing media post a President Jacob Zuma-convened PICC... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho to South Africa.

     20th February 2015 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority has issued requests for proposals for four consultancy contracts. 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase 2, Lesotho to South Africa

     6th February 2015 The Lesotho HIghlands Development Authority has issued three tenders for construction upgrading, geotechnical investigation works and resettlement planning services related to Phase 2 of the project. 

Authority seeks bidders for LHWP Phase 2 work packages 

By: Natalie Greve     3rd February 2015 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has issued three tenders for construction upgrading, geotechnical investigation works and resettlement planning services related to Phase 2 of the multibillion-rand Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP). The LHWP is a binational initiative... 

SA, Lesotho to strengthen bilateral relations

By: SANews, SA government news service     28th July 2014 South Africa and Lesotho are expected to strengthen bilateral relations when President Jacob Zuma kicks off his working visit to Lesotho, on Tuesday.  During the visit, Zuma is expected to discuss bilateral cooperation and regional and multilateral matters with the government of Lesotho. 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase 2, Lesotho to South Africa

     27th June 2014 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority says it expects Phase 2 of the LHWP to be completed by mid-2023. 

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