Lesotho Highlands Water Project

Khabang Lejone community, in Lesotho takes the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority to court for delayed payment of compensation.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), was initiated by a treaty between South Africa and Lesotho in 1983. The main aim of the project is to transfer up to 70 M3 /s of water from the Senqu River in Lesotho to the Vaal River in South Africa. The project comprises of two phases, 1(a&b) and 2. The first phase, 1a, saw the construction of Katse dam; a 185 meters walled entity occupying 3580 hectares (Ha). The dam was completed in 1998, and Phase 1b, the construction of Mohale dam, in 2001. The Lesotho Highlands Development Agency (LHDA), was formed under the Lesotho Highlands Water Proje
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