The new completion date for the Xonxa project is now April 2018 after the previously scheduled completion date was not met in December 2017. The delay in the project was caused by a contractual dispute with a sub-contractor in 2017. The matter was resolved by appointing a new contractor and work is continuing normally and April remains a feasible date for completion.
The 6-phase Xonxa project is now on phase 5 which encompasses supply of water to Komani while the last phase is the provision of bulk water infrastructure and supply of water to Ilinge and Machibini.
The update on dam levels is as follows :
Bonkolo (Komani) – 10%(below the drawing point)
Waterdown (Whittlesea) – 67.9 %
Paradise (Molteno) – 77 %
Carnavon (Sterkstroom) – 76 %
Anderson (Dordrecht) – 42 %
Machubeni (Cacadu) – 100 %
Doornrivier (Indwe) – 60.6 %
Xonxa (Cacadu) – 102.6 %
Lubisi (Cofimvaba) – 49.5 %
Ncorha (Cofimvaba) – 105.2 %
Tsojana (Tsomo) – 100 %
Thompson (Khowa) – 100 %