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  • Our Vision

    To be recognised as a leading entity; in sustainable integrated trans-boundary water resource development and management.

  • Our Mission

    To achieve the vision through ensuring efficient water harvesting and bulk distribution, management of the environment, ensuring quality water, regulation compliance, socio-economic development, engagements with key stakeholders, optimising our resources and empowering our employees.

  • Governance requirements

    Structuring and positioning KOBWA for a new mandate that would include planning and implementation of additional water resource development and management projects in the Party States

  • KOBWA's Strategic Objectives

    Managing the water harvested by the dams in an effective and efficient manner:

    Phasing out resettlement function and making transition to new in "Risk Managment, Quality and Socio-Economic

    Effectively liaising with all stakeholders to promote strong relationships, collaboration and coperation;

    Ensuring sound and effective human resources, financial and administrative management of KOBWA to meet internationally accepted/recognised corporate



The Komati Basin Water Authority (KOBWA) is a bi-national entity formed in 1993 through the Treaty on the Development and Utilization of the Water Resources of the KOMATI River Basin which was signed in 1992. The agreement was between the Kingdom of Eswatini and the Republic of South Africa

The Purpose of KOBWA was to implement Phase 1 of the Komati River Basin Development Project. Phase 1 comprises; the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the Driekoppies Dam in South Africa (Phase 1a) and the Maguga Dam in Eswatini (Phase 1b). The construction of Maguga Dam marked the end of phase 1 of the Komati River Basin Development Project.

On behalf of the KOBWA Board of Directors this serves to inform you that KOBWA
has progressively taken concomitant measures to comply with the respective
pronouncements by both Member

The Komati Basin Water Authority (KOBWA) is a bi-national organisation established in
1992 under a Treaty between the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Eswatini
and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Maguga and Driekoppies dams

The Minister of Natural Resources and Energy, Hon. Peter Bhembe, in the company of the Hhohho Regional Administrator Princess Tsandzile and the COVID-19

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Dam Levels

Maguga Dam

Date: 23/10/2020
Volume: 187.6Mm3
Percentage: 56.2%


Driekoppies Dam

Date: 23/10/2020
Volume: 180.2Mm3
Percentage: 71.8%



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