DStv Network

Water Rights

The 1998 Water Act gives life to the concept of sharing water fairly. Carte Blanche travels to the Lemoenshoek Valley near Barrydale where a seven-year feud between farmers and downstream water users has caused deep rifts within the community. Who has the law on their side and does exercising your right to water mean you don’t have to worry about downstream users?

Producer: Anna-Maria van Niekerk
Presenter: Derek Watts