The first case study is the Lower Olifants WUA in the Western Cape, which was the first WUA in South Africa. Its principal functions are to operate and maintain a canal that enables irrigation throughout the year in an arid region. Around 9, 200 hectares are irrigated, mainly for vineyards. The second case study relates to the Great Letaba WUA in the Limpopo Province. This WUA manages the allocation of water downstream of two large dams, near the town of Tzaneen. An area of 12, 500 hectares is irrigated in the river valley, mainly for fruit tree farming. The third case study assesses the Vaalharts WUA, which is situated in both Northern Cape and North West provinces. This WUA is one of the largest irrigation schemes in South Africa (37, 100 hectares overall). It manages mainly a canal that takes water from the Vaal River to irrigate commercial farms and, downstream, the Taung Irrigation Scheme in the former Bophuthatswana homeland.In the financial year 2002-2003, the Department of Land Affairs paid a total of ZAR561, 200 to the LWUA and the ... Canal LWUA (cent of ZAR/m3) 3.12 1.85 2.92 1.64 2.92 1.64 DWAF Op. and Maintenance (cent of ZAR/m3) 1.59 1.59 1.37 1.37anbsp;...
|Title||:||The transformation of irrigation boards into water user associations in South Africa: Case studies of the Lower Olifants, Great Letaba and Vaalharts water user associations. Volume 1|
|Author||:||Seshoka, Jetrickde Lange, WillemFaysse, Nicolas|
|Publisher||:||IWMI - 2004|