MAGALIES WATER MANDATE
Magalies Water’s mandate is to provide water services in terms of Section 29 and ensure viable Section 30 initiatives as prescribed in the Water Services Act, (Act No 108 of 1997 which provides the mandate for water boards. In this regards our purpose is to:
- The primary activity of a Water Board is to provide water services to other water services institutions within its service area (Section 29). Raw water is obtained through various intermediaries (e.g., Dams, Mining associated sources, etc.) that are linked to two (2) major catchments of the Crocodile and the Pienaars Rivers.
- Section (29) states that the primary activity of a Water Board is to provide water services to other water services institutions within its service area. Magalies Water service area covers 42 000 km² across the three (3) provinces of North West, Limpopo and Gauteng, within the major catchments of the Crocodile and the Pienaars rivers.
- In addition to the s29 activities, Magalies Water can embark in viable s30 Activities which may include, but are not limited to:
- Infrastructure refurbishment
- Portable water and wastewater treatment solutions ranging from consultancy services, treatment, monitoring and operation of potable water and wastewater treatment plants
- Rapid response on critical interventions required on water and sanitation Magalies Water Corporate Plan: 2021/2022 to 2025/26 (2021/22 Review) Page 9 of 137
- Water conservation and demand management
- Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of bulk water supply and bulk sanitation infrastructure
- Magalies Water Scientific Services: The SANAS 17025 accredited laboratory-offering services in chemical, environmental and microbiological analysis to the water industry.
FOUNDATION OF MAGALIES WATER
The Board of Magalies Water was originally established by Government Notice 234 of 1969 to mainly supply the needs of platinum mines in the Rustenburg and Thabazimbi areas. At the time, it was called “Vaalkop Water Board.”
This prestigious Water Board was established in terms of section 29 of the Water Services Act, (Act No 108 of 1997) and Public Entity as per Schedule 3B of the Public Finance Management Act (Act No 1 of 1999), as amended.
We report directly to the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation and our core mandate is to meet Section 29 obligations and provide viable Section 30 initiatives as and when required per the Water Services Act, (Act 108 of 1997).
In 1983 the company’s board discerned that it was accurate and appealing that the company gears into a new dimension thus name changing from Vaalkop Water Board to Magalies Water Board, was one major conducive element that would hinge with the on-going company strategies.