oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The Thukela Water Project

Volume 5, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Another of the options for supplying water to the Vaal supply area is to transfer it from another of South Africa's large rivers, The Thukela (Tugela) River, with a catchment area of some 29 000 km2, is the second largest river in South Africa. The catchment is characterised by marked contrasts in topography, vegetation, population distribution and sociological systems. Peculiar political structures from the past compound the complexities of the basin, which is home to some 20 per cent of KwaZulu-Natal's population of about eight million.

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