Partnership: Because The Good We Build, Ends Up Building Us
Partnership: Because The Good We Build, Ends Up Building Us


​At DBSA, we know that in order to facilitate exceptional quality infrastructure development, we need partners who share our vision and values, focusing on development, rather than profit.

Such a partnership is demonstrated in the eThekwini Municipality’s Northern and Western Aqueduct water supply project. It was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the DBSA and Infrastructure Investment Partnership for South Africa (IIPSA), a strategic infrastructure fund, established between South Africa and the European Union (EU). IIPSA aims to accelerate infrastructure development in Southern Africa, and focuses on projects related to water, energy and transport, because they have the potential to unlock economic and social benefits.

It is within this participatory environment that the water supply project, which began in 2016, takes place. It is the largest engineering project in eThekwini, since the construction of Moses Mabhida stadium for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, with completion set for December 2019. Together with our partners, project funding of R805m was provided, and has enabled the construction of a facility that will bring massive bulk water supplies of clean water, using the latest gravity system technology, to eight reservoirs around the eThekwini municipality. Already, 1 million residents of the eThekwini Municipality have sustainable access to clean water, provided by the system.

We’re proud to work with partners who subscribe to our maxim: the good we build, ends up building us.

Project Partners:
European Union (EU)
Investment Programme of South Africa (IIPSA)
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
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