Managing Water Resources in Developing Countries: South Africa As An Example for Policy And Regulation - page 04

 An estimate of the overall size of the water services sector in South Africa is given Table 1 (data are the newest available – 2003). Of the total water use in the urban, industrial and domestic sectors, 72% is urban, 12% is rural and 17% is mining and bulk industrial water use (Palmer Development Group, 2003).

 

Table 1: Overall “size” of South Africa’s Water Sector in 2003 (Modified from Palmer Development Group, 2003)

DWAF

Water Boards

Municipalities

Total

Assets (Billion Euros)

4.00 1.12

5A

10

Investment  (Billion Euros)

0.12 0.1

0.28

0.5B

Turnover  (Billion Euros per year)

0.17 0.35

0.68

1C

Staff Numbers

21700D

8000

40000E

70000

Volume of water supplied, 106 m3 per year

4600F

 A - no reliable data, B - estimate, C - does not add due to double counting, D - includes all staff, E - water related staff only, F - urban, rural, mining and bulk industrial only