Basotho Lead Petitioners (BLP) wants the construction of Polihali Dam to be halted while the two governments - Lesotho and South Africa - review the 1986 Lesotho Highlands Water Project Treaty. The organisation believes the Treaty was meant to develop Lesotho but the royalties that Lesotho gets from the dams...
By Majirata Latela Following the heavy rains that caused destruction at the Senqu River where Polihali dam is being constructed, it has emerged that the Polihali diversion works are back underway. In a statement released on Thursday, the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority, said the temporary bridge which provides access across the...
The Lesotho Highlands Water Project has identified three potential sites for hydropower production although concrete decision on the matter is still pending. In a report released on December 22, 2020, Lesotho Highlands Development Authority indicated that two of the sites on Senqu River and the other one at Oxbow on...
BY NATASHA ODENDAAL The Orange-Senqu River Commission (Orasecom) has issued a request for proposals for various short-term consulting services for its Orange-Senqu River Strategic Action Programme Implementation. Advisory body Orasecom provides recommendations aimed at optimising the development and management of the water resources of the Orange-Senqu river basin across the four...