Water is a scarce resource in South Africa, a country dependent on water for agriculture, yet plagued by droughts. This is an examination of the developing understanding and control of water in South Africa, as well as the societal impacts that control had on a conflicted society. It examines the responses to water in the early twentieth century, being a foundation period that sets up later water concerns in the following decades, and the period from the 1990s to the present, as a time of change in water use.


Sponsored by Amanda Lewis-Nang'ea