Magalies Water derives its mandate from the National Water Act No. 36 of 1997. Magalies Water Is categorized as National Government Business Enterprise, in terms of schedule 3B of the PFMA and is therefore subject to the regulations of the relevant legislation.
The Minister, as the Executive Authority, is responsible for exercising the role in terms of the National Water Act, Water Services Act and the PMFA. The Board of Magalies Water is the accounting authority of the organization in terms of the PMFA, the Chief Executive Officer is the Accounting Officer and the Head of Finance is the Chief Financial Officer.
The primary activity of Magalies Water is to provide water to other water service institution within their respective service areas.