Welcome to Our Olifants

What do miners, farmers, luxury lodge owners and fisherman in South Africa and Mozambique have in common? They rely on a river that runs from Witbank and Sekhukhuneland in Mpumalanga, through the Kruger National Park and across the Mozambiquan border to Massingir, Chokwe and XaiXai, where it finds rest in the salty water of the Indian Ocean. Yet this river, our Olifants River, is under threat. It dried up for the first time in 2005.

In the same way that we share the water of the Olifants, we also share the effects and impact of the activities that affect the quality and quantity of this life source.

  • We are all part of the same system.
  • Our actions affect each other.
  • We share a responsibility for the river and everything that happens in the Olifants Catchment.

Latest News - Our Olifants

Rest In Peace Dineo

It is with the greatest of sadness that the Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD) deliver to…

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Mail & Guardian visits the Olifants Catchment…

Sipho Kings the Mail & Guardian's environment reporter says he has always been disturbed by the water quality…

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Greening of public facilities presents attractive…

Currently various metros and large municipalities across the country are already exploring options of procuring power from…

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Why landfilling remains ‘a necessary reality’ for…

​South Africa’s most densely populated province, Gauteng, is faced with many waste management challenges. This includes legal compliance,…

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